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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4959
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“crab legs” (57 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
“paella” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Caribbean, Pizza
$$ - $$$
83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was here before the fire closed it down for several years. The dishes were delicious and the atmosphere great. So when it re-opened I took the first opportunity to drive from mid-Florida all the way to Islamorada to eat here - with my wife...More

Thank Koen K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time back since the restaurant closed 3 1/2 years ago due to a fire! Excellent service and food!! Steamed Crab legs, oysters, mussels and shrimp were delicious and fresh!! New place looks great and seat by the water make for a great view!! Can't...More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

For $35 per person I would have expected a little better quality of food. The food was average at best. The sauces on some of the fish had a strange after taste

1  Thank msiegpt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made out first visit many years ago. After a fire took the original structure, the best seafood in place in the USA is back. If you plan to visit the Keys, then this is a must. Check times for buffet.

1  Thank Manjaman101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice all that you care to eat seafood buffet. They pretty much have everything that children and adults could want.

3  Thank D2TG2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being closed for over a year because of a fire, Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet is back. And not to anyone's surprise, the food is still fantastic. Everything was amazing, and super fresh. Desserts were to die for. Make sure to put this place on...More

Thank willie w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here and the restaurant was not full, looked quite nice with a great view. Server was fine however the food was shocking. So much salt in everything! There were plenty of people in there who seemed to enjoy it...however if you have tastebuds dont...More

Thank 98LozB
WhaleharborGroup, General Manager at Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

98LozB Thank you for your feedback. We'd have been more than happy to address any concerns you had with your meals had we been made aware of them while you were in, but appreciate your input nonetheless. We understand everyone one has different tastes and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting, great food and service. The Sand Bar on the top deck was also great. We visited on a sunday, live music till 8pm.

Thank Ricardo C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had been here in occasion for the buffet , but just went after the complete remodel and revamping of the concept.... still buffet on lower floor....but the choices are better , more fish , seafood and sides that made me steer away from my...More

Thank MiamiMinime
Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Had a party of 6 seated very quickly the server was excellent explained all about the buffet the food was very good the views of the ocean are wonderful everyone enjoyed the food great place to go

1  Thank mrbal
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Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
May 8, 2017|
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Response from WhaleharborGroup | Property representative |
Hi, we allow dogs upstairs at the sand bar upstairs but not in the buffet.Sorry....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$34 - $34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4959
  • E-mail
Whale Harbor is the home of the world famous Seafood Buffet. It was given the honor of being named “One of the best seafood restaurants in the country” by The Food Network. The Seafood Buffet is recognized for having a delectable and diverse 85 item spread ranging from an impressive raw bar that offers crab legs, oysters, mussels, and shrimp, to mouth-watering meat selections like hot, carved beef and fall off the bone ribs.

Our extraordinary seafood buffet has been an Islamorada landmark since 1976.
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