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“Great food,slow service”
Review of 12A Buoy

12A Buoy
Ranked #1 of 190 Restaurants in Fort Pierce
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We went on a tuesday night and were seated right away outside( we were happy as we expected a wait). Someone hollered from across the way that he would be right with us. After about 15 minutes a girl came and got our drink , app, and dinner order. After 5 minutes we finally got our drinks. So, we sat there for 20 minutes without a beverage. After that all was good, but it started off with a bad note, but I got over it and enjoyed the food. Had the stuffed shrimp and they were amazing

1  Thank johnnycash1964
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

After reading all of the rave reviews, we were somewhat disappointed. After waiting for about 45 minutes we were seated and a paper menu was given. My husband ordered a grouper sandwich, but the waitress said that grouper was not in season now. OK, this was a paper copied menu, easily changed from time to time, so no big deal. They were substituting flounder. Crunchy but tasteless and of course, flounder is thin and not as meaty as grouper. Cole slaw was much too heavy on the mayo. I ordered their daily special, swordfish with a pineapple type of garnish, rice and broccoli. The broccoli was fresh and not overcooked, the rice tasty, but the fish was not memorable and if the pineapple was not there, would have been pretty lame. We shared an amazing key lime pie though. It was frozen and fabulous.

It was awfully loud and things echoed. They need a few cushions, curtains or something to absorb the loudness.

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2  Thank LindaVA1
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We regularly come to Ft. Pierce to visit family and have lunch at the same few places that they like. This time we suggested let us pick a place based on TripAdvisor top rated restaurants in town. 12A Buoy was a winner. The food was great and the service was snappy. Lisa did a great job of quickly explaining the menu and specials.

My aunt had the crispy tile fish, both my wife and cousin had the lobster club sandwiches which Lisa said they usually sell out of and I had a blackened dolphin sandwich and all were excellent. The fries and coleslaw were first rate as well. My cousin said she plans to introduce the rest of the family to 12A Buoy when they have their next family gathering in Ft. Pierce. We opted for outdoor dining which added to the overall experience.

I have used TripAdvisor extensively during this trip to Florida and haven't had one bad meal as a result.

Bill B.

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3  Thank Bill B
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Wonderful fresh seafood. Went for both lunch and dinner while we were here on our last visit. Can't wait to get back!

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2  Thank igdi11m
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

The food was very yummy. They had a dock with pelicans that the youngest daughter enjoyed. The only problem was it was not very clean and smelled of rotting fish.It was very packed,and it was a small restraunt,only a couple tables. the food also took a long time. But is was actually worth it, the food was great.

1  Thank Ola G
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