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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.
Ranked #16 of 459 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $32
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: An "only in Key West" restaurant, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. makes a statement on the hushed stage of a residential neighborhood. It is one part retro supper club, one part sassy corner bistro, and one part highly personal whim. Fred Isch, self-proclaimed Air Force Brat, grew up in every geographic segment of the country with a mother who loved cooking and collecting recipes. His partner, Scot Forste, grew up on the farm where his mother, bored of city life, spontaneously relocated to get back to the land, breed horses, and grow fresh, healthy food. Every recipe on the Flaming Buoy menu is an interpretation of something Fred or Scot ate at their respective family tables. Local additions, like seafood, tropical fruits, and Cuban flavors reinterpret the nostalgia, and the result grabbed the attention of the New York Times in 2011. Whether from a porch seat next to pots of herbs, or inside a white dining room accented in orange, dining the Flaming Buoy way is delicious and fun.
Reviewed March 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I went with some friends and family for the first time. It was amazing. The food was so fresh and delicious !!!! Got to try this place.

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

This is the second time we visited this terrific off the beaten path restaurant in Key West. Last time was 2 years ago and the quality of the food and the service was just terrific! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a great dinner away from the crowds on Duval Street. We made a mistake with our online reservation showing up a day later and my wife and were very upset since we have been looking forward to this dinner for almost 2 years. Scott the owner calmed us down offered us some Champagne and said he would accommodate us even though it was a very busy Saturday evening. We sat at the bar and within 1/2 an hour had a terrific outside table. We had the lobster mac and cheese for an appetizer which is the best we ever had. For our entree the wife had the hogfish and I had the chicken and waffles that were both out of this world. Want to thank Scott the owner and Brian our waiter for making our special day terrific! Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Key West.

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Thank Richard P
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

We make a point of eating at Flaming Buoy every time we visit Key Largo. We're never disappointed! The food, service, and atmosphere continue to be the best there is. The appetizer trio with the lobster mac and cheese is phenomenal, and the corn is not to be missed. The servers are friendly, and the wine list is innovative. The music they play is great.

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Thank Keylargoforever
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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

What a great meal and dinner experience! Loved our fun wait staff, Stuart Brian and Tiny Dancer!! The Lobster Mac and Cheese appetizer was two thumbs up!!!Brain suggested we try the Waffles and Chicken since he had 6 times that week. Reluctantly, I did (I don't care for waffles) and this was the most amazing combination!! So glad I followed his suggestion! My hubby had the Hogfish daily catch and it was delicious!! This is a great place and you can have fun with the staff! This is no stuffy restaurant, let your hair down and enjoy the experience! We will be back on our next trip down!!!

Thank ExecutiveHousewife
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Reviewed February 22, 2014

One of the best meals we had in Key West. We also had grilled fish -- Hog Fish and Mahi Mahi. The appetizer trio was just short of heaven - Lobster Mac& Cheese and the Grilled Shrimp especially memorable. Plus the spicy chocolate quesadilla is not to be missed -- a true taste treat. The owners go all out to make the dining experience extra special. We would go back in a heartbeat.

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Thank RamblinMar
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