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12A Buoy

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22 Fishermans Wharf, Seaway Drive and Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-9136
+1 772-672-4524
10:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch today with my mom. The Florida Lobster Sandwich was fabulous with every bit being lobster out of the shell. Thanks 12A.

Thank BJJ42379
Quad Cities USA
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264 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I think this is my fourth, or perhaps even, the fifth review of one of my favorite restaurants in Ft. Pierce. But it's my first negative post. Don't know why, but both our dinners were extremely mediocre, at best. My wife's crab-stuffed shrimp was tough, baked potato over-done, and green beans barely heated through making them beyond crisp. My grilled... More 

Thank blandboy
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Living on the east coast of Florida has its advantages...like neat little seafood places like 12A Buoy! We visited on a Friday night and expected to have a wait time; however, we were early enough to get seated right away. We chose the outside seating due to the noise on the inside. It was a little cool the night we... More 

Thank KMW-FL
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best fried shrimp anywhere! VERY light batter, big, butterflied, tender. friendly staff, inside is noisey but they also offer seating on the outside deck. One of the best restaurants in the area hands down!

Thank Kathy K
St. Petersburg, Florida
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place came highly recommended to us along with the expectation that we might have to wait quite awhile for a table but it would be worth it. We did have to wait, but we didn't have a problem having a drink or two at the bar. The wait was less than what we thought it would be and once... More 

Thank Susan H
Hutchinson Island, Florida
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite living near this restaurant, we've never heard of it even though it's been around for 9 years. This is a fun place with fast service and a New York deli atmosphere. We liked it so much, we returned the following night and again the next week. The food quality is great as well as the preparation. They don't take... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend and it must be the area's best kept secret! Anyone in the area that enjoys exceptional food must stop by. It may be the best restaurant in all of Fort Pierce.

Thank CoralGablesMom1
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as a local we only go on weekends, they have a special menu of local catches and things normally not on the menu. great food & presentation

Thank Dewayne C
Vero Beach, Florida
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63 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any of the fish sandwiches are great. Prices are reasonable. Bit of a hidden location, you may have to look around for it. Lots of parking near by. Waitstaff is good and friendly. Worth a visit.

Thank Rick B
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blackened Mahi Mahi was perfect. My family enjoyed the diverse seafood selections including lobster bisque. My wife enjoyed the vegetable pasta which was awesome. I will be back.

Thank John H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Fishermans Wharf, Seaway Drive and Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-9136
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Pierce
  • Phone Number: +1 772-672-4524

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?