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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 4 days ago via mobile

Our friends who have eaten here several times turned us on to The Flaming Buoy. The Lobster Macaroni and Cheese is the best on the island. The Entree Trio combines shrimp, catch of the day fish and bacon wrapped scallops into a wonderful meal! Jay...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John R
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you (and your friends)! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an interesting little place! Super friendly service at the bar, thanks Jay! Food and service top notch. We had bacon wrapped scallops and the filet that just melted in your mouth. Make sure you have reservations.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Chris H
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make reservations and sit at the counter (bar). You’ll be able to chat with the co-owners and get their recommendations. The wine list is endless, so we just told Fred what we liked and he picked something perfect out. We both had the Awesome Trio...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can’t say it any simpler than ... GO HERE! The restaurant, the food, the libations, and especially the service don’t get any better. You’re guaranteed a great dining experience. Scott & his team are as good as it gets.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 893randye
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have heard great things about this place and never made it my last trip. I was visiting kw with my young children and I wasn’t sure if the restaurant accommodated young children. I spoke to the owner on the phone, who was super accommodating...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank teteny
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I'm so glad to hear your family enjoyed themselves. Please do come see us again! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us went just before Christmas and truly had a marvelous dinner at this new restaurant.It is tucked in next to the theatre and the sign was not up yet and we were treated to an eclectic menu and wonderful dinner.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 10aliciam
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a Star Wars theme, but that adds to the relaxed atmosphere and comfortable surroundings. The service and food reflect this creativity and I very much enjoyed my experience at the Flaming Buoy.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Andrew B
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. May the fork be with you. Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Kyle, our server, answered every question we had about the menu like he was preparing the food himself. He had extensive knowledge of each dish - both in terms of preparation and ingredients. Scott, the co-owner, greeted us warmly and spent some time talking to...More

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

Thank you! It was a pleasure meeting all of you and we look forward to your return! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on a Friday night for dinner. Food was excellent, and the service was great. As others have may have mentioned, the bathroom needs to be seen to be believed (in a good way). Go, eat, have fun!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank R2063NGanthonyv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flaming Bout in their new spot hasn't lost a step. All of the loved entrees return along with the dedicated staff Food prepared with a light ouch of whimsy but fresh and tasty ingredients. A great place

Date of visit: February 2019
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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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