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“Excellent food service and romantic setting.”

The Buzzard's Roost
Ranked #8 of 134 Restaurants in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Woodinville, Washington
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“Excellent food service and romantic setting.”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

This lovely resturant /bar sits at the end of a beautiful tropical canal and the outdoor seating is perfect. The service was great, wait staff fun and the bar is perfect. Can't wait to go back. My new favorite Keys hang out.

Visited May 2013
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“The Buzzard's Roost Key Largo”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We go to the Buzzards Roost every time we go to Key Largo. We always try to find the "All You Can Eat Fried Fish" night and every time it has been great. You get very nicely done fried in batter Mahi and it's delicious with a side of fries and cole slaw. The service has always been excellent with the server coming frequently to ask if everything is alright and if we needed another order put in. One of the best restaurants in Key Largo with a great value on the all you can eat night. Will always go back there when down Key Largo way.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cupertino, CA
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Really nice restaurant with great food and service”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We checked Yelp for restaurants in Key largo, and this was highly rated, especially amongst locals. We were not disappointed. Really great good, really attentive and caring servers, and reasonable prices makes this place a real find!

Yes, its located in kind of an odd place, yes, if you sit outside and the sun goes down YOU will be the dinner for Florida's various insects, but this place serves really good food that will leave you satisfied and happy. In fact, it was the best meal we had during our entire trip to Florida.

So my advice to you is to eat outside if the sun is up, but head inside into the screened patio if the sun goes down, but enjoy the great menu and service at this really fine establishment.

Only thing I would point out as a disappointment is the rather pricey cocktails... not that they weren't good, but I'm not sure they are worth the $8 and $9 they are asking. Beer prices seem plenty reasonable, however, so there's always that!

The clientele is pretty local, which means its suitable for families, friends, pretty much anyone. Not fancy, but also not downmarket. Ball games on the TVs above the bar, and a very easy going vibe makes this place one I'd return to if I were ever back in Key Largo!

  • Visited September 2013
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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
Thank you so much for coming in and glad you enjoyed dinning with us. I understand about the bugs but fortunately we do not have a problem all the time. Our outside dinning area is very popular and being on the water is a plus. However, I hope you can come back and join us another time when it is a little cooler and no bugs. Thanks again for coming, we really appreciate your business...and your wonderful comment.
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Kenora, Canada
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“A hidden piece of key largo”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We just took a drive down to key largo from Orlando and stopped at this place with a good tip from the local Shells gift store. Boy were we surprised to find this hidden gem. we deceided to eat outside as they had air movers and it was quite pleasant but also one can dine in the air cond resturaunt. the view from the patio spans boats and the keys. The food is great too as I would recommend the key lime pie. lots of choices on the menu with daily specials. the drink menu includes a buzzard drink . I loved it.!!! and our whole bill was 50.00 including drinks for 3 of us. great service and a great start to the day.

  • Visited October 2013
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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review, October 13, 2013
Thank you for your comments and stopping in to dine with us. We understand you can eat anywhere you choose and it is a compliment for you to choose us. I am very happy you had a wonderful experience, especially driving in from Orlando. We hope you visit the Keys again soon and come to see us again during your stay.
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Kingwood, texas
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“Best dinner all week on Key Largo.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous dinner. Absolutely best fish dish I've ever eaten. Very attentive staff. Don't be put off by the name or outside appearance.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RebeccaKingwood
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oceans2010, Owner at The Buzzard's Roost, responded to this review, October 12, 2013
What a wonderful review. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment about us and be so positive. We work very hard to make everything as good as it gets, striving a little for perfection.
Very happy you had a great experience with us and hope you will return soon.
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