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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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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
PRICE RANGE
US$ 9 - US$ 32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Seafood
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed today via mobile

From the minute we arrived we knew we were going to love this place. Friendly, great ambiance, cool wine display, and delicious flavors one after the other. Brian and the team took awesome care of us. Get the lobster Mac n cheese!!!! It is the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JDM0225
Reviewed today via mobile

We had never visited the previous Buoy, but their new location is across the street from our timeshare. Reservations are indeed needed, even at the bar. We went with our friends who rave about it. We sat at the bar at very comfortable high chairs....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank InPittsurgh
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here last night and sat at the bar Jay was a wonderful server made several recommendations -definitely try the lobster mac and cheese it was the best. Tried several wines by the glass and we had the trio entree. great way to try a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bobk55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had read the great reviews here on Tripadvisor and our experience at The Flaming Buoy did not disappoint. Recently moved to a new location just off Duval Street. Cool vibe. Excellent service and the food was amazing good. Had the Mahi Mahi and it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank TravelingSoccerLoon
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surprisingly, this restaurant gem is almost on popular Duval St., but has a stealthish location! The reviews here, are all spot on! We called only a few hours prior & had a great meal & welcoming ambiance! Our dinner guest only lives 5 blocks away...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BOREKE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about the lobster Mac and cheese, and it was all we’d hoped for an more! Scott is truly a darling. May the force be with you.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Candice B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the trio of lobster thermador with small steak filet with shrimp -- it did not disappoint. I then helped my daughter polish off her lobster mac and cheese -- also fantastic. The whole family walked away not just satisfied, but delighted.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JSATfromTX
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much! We, too are, delighted. Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best food we have had on Key West hands down! We had the appetizer trio came with the lobster mac and cheese the thai shrimp and caprese salad. Just phenomenal! For our next course we had Seafood Marinara and a surf and turf special...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lauren E
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lauren E!0 (There’s a really funny joke in there about your bartender packing it in, but I’ll not skip that for now. :-)) Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us dined there in early January 2019. Jay, our waiter, provided great service without being intrusive. My filet was perfect and the sauteed spinach was quite yummy. Two hints: make a reservation and don't miss their take on "American Gothic" next to the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Banana_Bay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After seeing reviews of Flaming Buoy on Trip Advisor, we knew we needed to dine here. Everything we had was incredible. I had hog fish with lime butter and an wonderful broccoli “cake”, which was like a muffin with a browned butter coating. My husband...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Beth K
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Jennifer S
30 November 2018|
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Response from JerryKeyWest | Reviewed this property |
No, they have a wine & beer license
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AlinaL125
4 July 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Alina, I'm so sorry. My response to your review was in no way intended to be negative in any sense of the word. I was, rather, making play on the multiple meanings of the word "feel." You are absolutely right about Key... More
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912aleksandara
8 May 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Aleksandar, I'm sorry we didn't see your email until too late. We don't recommend sending an mail to make a reservation, particularly an hour before we open as we are busy getting ready. Our phone number and online... More
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