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“Lovely location - good food !! ”

Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet
Ranked #61 of 92 Restaurants in Islamorada
Price range: $0 - $34
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups, Pizza
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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.
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Lovely location - good food !! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

We we're driving through the keys and found this restaurant on trip adviser. Wahoo has a lovely deck view into the marina below. The food is delicious. We had the calamari starter (crunchy and tasty), conch chowder and another fish special. Would go back.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“Good food - great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Whether you sit on the long open air restaurant / bar which looks down on the charter boat moorings or prefer to remain inside when it rains, Wahoo is great for simple, hearty food at reasonable prices. Try the shrimp poo boy.

  • Visited October 2013
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Victoria MN USA
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“Whale Harbor has Changed...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

This was a premier place to go for food and drink in Islamorada. You can sit at an outside bar and overlook the fishing boats in the harbor. While that remains the same, the food and drink have changed dramatically. It was a laid back bar with great drinks and light food...such as burgers, fish sandwiches, etc...The menu is completely different and the prices are quite high for the food. A "called" mixed drink is now $7 at the outside bar. We have been going there for years, but will not be there much anymore. Depends on what you are looking for, but this is not our place anymore.

  • Visited November 2013
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Miami
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“Nice place to hang out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is where you can go and eat a pretty decent meal (excellent if you like seafood) and want to see the action of the day's fishing catch. Everyday around 3-4 pm, the charter boats bring their catch. You can see mahi-mahi, kingfish, yellowtail, wahoo and some other not so easy to catch stuff. Real "keys" like place to be.

Visited August 2013
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Port Orange, Florida
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15 reviews
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“Great selection of seafood!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was our third time at Whale Harbor and we have not been disappointed yet. Selection of food is amazing and the raw bar is fantastic.

We'll definitely go here again on our next Keys trip!

  • Visited November 2013
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