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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

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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1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

FBFC is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth a visit. The lobster mac and cheese is out of this world - delicious, rich, and loaded with lobster. Make sure you're hungry, or you may not be able to eat dinner after having...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful experience at flaming buoy from start to finish. We were warmly greeted and seated at our table right away. We took advantage of half price bottles of wine with an entree purchase which was a great deal. The lobster Mac and...More

Thank meowusp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service and amazing food. The lobster thermidor was fabulous. Highly recommended. The restaurant is a little off the beaten track but worth the walk.

Thank djmuk30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for my birthday dinner... was absolutely amazing!!! Had the appetizer trio which consisted of lobster mac & cheese, gulf shrimp, and caprese salad - all were awesome!! For my entree, i had the chicken and waffles - also awesome! My partner had lobster...More

Thank jtf26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very charming place, off the beaten path but not too far to walk from Duval. We went Oct. 14 and they were on a limited menu after Irma. The entree I wanted was not available. We enjoyed the trio appetizer, especially the...More

Thank englewoodian
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The food was great. Some unique dishes. The Lobster Mac and Cheese is wonderful. Tasty desserts too - some with a little spice added.

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The food was sooo good!!! You get a lot of food, but overall one of the best meals we have had. Cute place and our waiter was very nice!!!

Thank angiec2121
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This place is very nice, in a small street not to crowded. The staff is very nice and attentive. The food is very good too. I recommend this place outside of Duval.

Thank Georges1555
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This little restaurant is located in a quiet neighborhood. We sat on the porch to enjoy our meal. The food is very good and the service-cheerful. Worth a visit.

Thank mjstinson
Reviewed 23 September 2017

This place came recommended by friends who had visited before we were in the Keys and we were very happy with their recommendation. We were running late for our reservations but we got a great table out on the porch and our waiter was super...More

Thank travelingqueen9207
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Questions & Answers
Amy A
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.
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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