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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 2 days ago via mobile

Eight of us had a delicious dinner here this evening. Kyle, our waiter, and Scott (I think the owner) were gracious, welcoming, and fun. All the comments regarding the food being high quality and scrumptious are absolutely true. So far this is the best meal...More

Thank Pedro_NewJersey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really good food and great staff. The appetiser trio is excellent (especially the shrimp). Really enjoyed the chilli with noodles.

Thank TeresaJG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard lots of good things about this place online but never in person. I thought maybe we a gem but we found an average restaurant with decent food. There are way too many restaurants in Key West to not necessarily waste your time, but to...More

Thank Wahooo1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is delicious and the host, Jay, was very friendly and a lot of fun! We would definitely go back to the Flaming Buoy on our next trip to Key West! Our group of four ordered from a wide variety of items on...More

Thank juliaadel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very tough place to find, we didn't know when we found it. Great food and service, Jay was our server, has a lot of fun. Lobster mac and cheese and chicken and waffles are great gotta order them. Everything we ordered was great, definitely will...More

Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Undoubtedly our best meal in key West and worth the advanced booking. Food was spectacular with the trip appetizer, fresh fish two ways and a unique fruit stirfry dessert Excellent service by super friendly staff with a great local vibe. Based on how diners were...More

Thank butlersb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small off the beaten path restaurant. A residence converted to seat a very limited number of dinners. Arrived a bit ahead of our reservation time, but that is not an option here, so had to seek out a local bar. Seated on a bit...More

Thank shoke2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have eaten here each time we've been in KW since our first time here in 2012 (so, 4 times thus far) and it continues to be our favorite fine dining restaurant in town for the price! We ate here again on...More

Thank Hoosier1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to try this place after reading about it in the Dining Guide - seems it's a fairly new, LGBT-owned place, a few blocks off the touristy section. That was all appealing to us, and it was worth the walk. Friendly greeting, friendly server...More

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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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
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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