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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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American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 9 September 2017

small place but big on taste. expect this kind of food and service from a larger fine restaurant. I had a steak that was as good as any I have ever had. Wife had the fish special. wonderful staff....went there for anniversary....will go back

Thank N5696RYgenem
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Small but very cozy! We didn't have a reservation and they squeezed us in anyway. Food was amazing -- little pricey but worth every penny. The lobster mac&cheese was a definite high point. The two servers that tag teamed us were outstanding. LOVED IT! (Make...More

Thank caryntrobinson422
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Slightly off the beaten track, but don't let that stop you...this place is fantastic. Try the lobster mac and cheese, delicious. Prices were reasonable and the staff treated you like family. Menu is creative and when described by the staff it is hard to choose...More

Thank Danshore
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This place is off the main drag in a residential neighborhood, a small converted home with about 10 tables (so make reservations). I had the lobster mac and cheese, it was a huge portion and delicious. My husband had the Ribs which were also good....More

Thank aberfitchgr534
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My taste buds still fondly remember the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Great food choices--our bartender Brian took such great care of us that we came back the second night with the same awesomely wonderful end result!

Thank lizfairlawn
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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
USD 9 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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