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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4940
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“crab legs” (22 reviews)
“oysters” (11 reviews)
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83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been a patron for over 30 years of The Whale Harbor. The new building is a work of art with tile floors and spectacular ocean views. You'll feel like you are on a cruise overlooking the water. The ambiance combined with the delicious...More

Thank 55lewisz
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Traveling north through keys from Key West we happened upon this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised. Not one for buffets normally I was happy with the variety. Each dish had its unique taste which sometimes other buffets use the same gravy or sauce on several...More

1  Thank waynem922
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent the service was great !! What a great place to eat !!!! the manager was excellent with customers and with the employee's , That was awesome to see beautiful atmosphere also servers were excellent everybody was on top of everything the...More

Thank Gigi V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Whale Harbor. There was plenty to choose from on the seafood buffet. Although there were no oysters. Might try it again the next time we are in Islamorada.

Thank R J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are locals and called to see if the Buffet was up and running again after the storm. We were told everything was back to normal. After we drove an Hour and a Half from Big Pine we arrive and find out there are NO...More

Thank Kimberly M
WhaleharborGroup, General Manager at Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Kimberly, i think your review was very on fair and as a key resident you should understand the damage to the keys and the economic impact its had on everyone!!! Our buffet price is normally $34.95 but due the Hurricane Irma we lowered our Buffet...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were surprised to find this restaurant open after hurricane Irma. The food was exceptional with a terrific selection. Everything we had was fantastic and the price cannot be beat.

1  Thank Jo-Anne G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your generosity and hospitality during our Hurricane Irma deployment. You all served any one and everyone that needed a meal last week. A special thank you to Lindsey Alba who got the word out to the law enforcement agencies working out there....More

Thank Dweck265
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Big thanks to whale harbor for having a locals night after hurricane irma. I know we all appreciate the goodwill in this trying time. Good luck on the reopening.

2  Thank James E
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you love buffet, then this would be satisfying. I do not eat that way any more so I found the food limiting. A lot of different cerviche salads, peel and eat shrimp (they were good), crab legs ( too much work for the reward...More

Thank Ljmscope
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I was stuck in traffic on my way back from key west to miami so this was the perfect spot for a break. The crab legs and shrimps were good. The rest of the buffet is OK, nothing exceptional. If you're craving for crab and...More

Thank Al Z
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8 May 2017|
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Response from WhaleharborGroup | Property representative |
Hi, we allow dogs upstairs at the sand bar upstairs but not in the buffet.Sorry....

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 34 - US$ 34
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4940
  • E-mail
Whale Harbor is the home of the world famous Seafood Buffet. It was given the honor of being named “One of the best seafood restaurants in the country” by The Food Network. The Seafood Buffet is recognized for having a delectable and diverse 85 item spread ranging from an impressive raw bar that offers crab legs, oysters, mussels, and shrimp, to mouth-watering meat selections like hot, carved beef and fall off the bone ribs. Our extraordinary seafood buffet has been an Islamorada landmark since 1976.
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