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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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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“hogfish” (181 reviews)
“filet” (128 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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1 - 10 of 1,618 reviews

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Our friends treated us for our 30th Anniversary! They asked around for a local restaurant and this place was recommended. Very small and intimate, staff was amazingly attentive and the food was spectacular! Would definitely go back!

Thank Kris V
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had their catch of the day, Mahi Mahi, my wife the pan seared with banana salsa and mine the grilled with lemon and butter sauce. They were both wonderful. For dessert we had the chocolate chocolate Belgium waffle ice cream sandwich. It was a...More

Thank R H
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

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

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Everything about this place is exquisite....the wine, the menu, the service and the food! Highly recommend the Lobster Mac & Cheese and the Lobster Thermidor! Life changing, for sure!

1  Thank Diane M
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

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

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lovely wine list and beer selection. Delicious food. This is the best lobster mac on the island...a must try.

Thank CatChup78
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

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

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

This is a quaint place with not many tables. Make a reservation. The staff, Jay, Jill, and Brian were friendly and fun even tho we came in an hour before closing time. They even recommended similar places for us to try. I had an appetizer...More

Thank Kathleen B
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you fo eating with us! Much obliged! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Gotta say as we pulled and entered the restaurant I was little skeptical Greeted by three young guys very positive energy and vibe Kyle was our server and what a very very special individual He was knowledgeable enthusiastic and took a load of time explaining...More

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TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and we look forward to seeing you next year when we all still have fresh scars from my new toy (which, I'm told, is not really a toy and will probably be...More

Reviewed 14 September 2018

You'll have to walk quite a way up Truman from Old Town to get to this restaurant. It's back in a neighborhood. We were referred here by a server at Michael's as a great place and popular with locals. Parking is somewhat limited. But, boy...More

Thank David T
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you! We very much look forward to seeing you again! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Places too eat on the way back from Key West to FT Lauderdale are abundant.. But the place we stayed was worth the stop and kept us going all the way home.. Great food. Huge portions and fresh fish! Tasty and fun..

Thank SteveBecker1
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

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

Reviewed 9 September 2018

This restaurant is a bit off the beaten path, a few blocks from Duval. The restaurant is small, warmly lit and welcoming. The staff is friendly and enthusiastic. The food was all flavorful and fresh. We loved the hogfish with the banana salsa. Great wine...More

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TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you We look forward to feeding you again! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 9 September 2018

I must be clear it was a little weird that we couldn't get a 730PM reservation but we could get a 745PM. When we arrived at 730Pm there was one table that was occupied. The staff were attentive, the wine and food excellent. The whole...More

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TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

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

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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 32
Meals
Dinner
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, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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