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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

) #19 of 315 Restaurants in Key West ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Caribbean, Seafood
1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
+1 305-295-7970
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place for good food. My husband ordered the steak medium rare, which he enjoyed. I ordered the trio (shrimp, lobster and...) Some dishes were a little dry, but overall it was tasty.

Thank itsmj17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As new residents, we love to find restaurants with great food, great service and charming atmosphere. This place really fit the bill. The snapper was fresh and delicious and my husband's seafood marinara was the best he ever had. Key West pinks, Yum. The wedge...More

1  Thank Robinnora
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did I mention the lobster mac and cheese? Great restaurant and fabulous service, we enjoyed everything about our experience here. Definitely listen to the staff for recommendations, we were guided to the trio appetizer and an unusual bottle of wine, both very tasty as was...More

Thank pbfanning
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Key West several times and try to always make a stop here! The food is delicious but the environment is unbeatable. Such a cool spot to have a nice dinner. The service has always been good and the staff is always...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved my meal! The food was very fresh and prepared very well. Our server was very thorough and friendly.

Thank mwr009
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last night in Key West and we saved the best for last. Chose this place because we could walk to it and we were so happy with our choice. We were warmly greeted by all the staff having arrived shortly after opening. The food, the...More

Thank dgreen012017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a spectacular meal at this wonderful little restaurant. Jay served us and explained some great specials. Went with the appetizer trio and the entree trio. Unbelievable combos of lobster and shrimp. Super fresh. Can't believe we have never been here before.

Thank tsmall33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We knew the second we stepped in the dinner experience would be great. All the guys were very personable and easy to talk to and very attentive. We started with Lobster Mac and Cheese, then had the Entree trio with Lobster.....oh hell I forget, but...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife, twin 17-year-olds, and I all really enjoyed this restaurant. It's in a smallish home just a couple blocks off one of the main roads in town. Creative menu with great flavors. The waiter was great. This is the place to check out when...More

Thank JJYoung67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

May I review a restaurant where I did not dine? With great anticipation my husband, adult daughter, and I got dressed up and made our way to Flaming Buoy one recent week night for dinner. When the host approached us we let him know we...More

Thank Wanderlust87
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Amy A
How far in advance do you take reservations and are there any tips for finding parking? We are coming in July and this place is on my MUST DO list!!!!! So excited!
21 January 2017|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Thank you for thinking of us. Most people make reservations at most a couple of months out. We haven't a parking lot, but there is generally plenty of street parking. Hope this helps. Scot.
do you have a kids' menu?
21 July 2016|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
We don't, per se, but we can make chicken fingers or fries or spaghetti, stuff like that.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 32
Restaurant 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, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-295-7970
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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 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.
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