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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
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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Reviewed yesterday

Another wonderful tucked away restaurant in Key West. Make reservations and enjoy. The Lobster MAC n Cheese is a must try. Staff is wonderful. Another hidden gem in Key West.

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The concierge at Casa Marina recommended eating here for dinner. We absolutely loved the atmosphere. We sat outside on the patio. The food was wonderful and our waiter, I think his name was Jay, was awesome. The bacon wrapped scallops were amazing! Well worth the...More

Thank Allen J
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had dinner tonight and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The spinach salad was excellent, I had the lobster Mac and cheese - amazing and the chocolate chip Belgian waffle for dessert. Yum! We brought our own bottle of wine and the corkage fee was very...More

Thank CarefreeTraveler_7
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had some very good meals in Key west. But this was incredible. I had the entree trio which I think is the perfect solution to a menu filled with so many good choices. All 3 were delicious. My husband was raving about the...More

Thank kidfree
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much! We hope to see you again! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the friendly service, the variety in the menu, and the cozy, but not crowded atmosphere. This is our favorite restaurant in Key West!

Thank Mikhail I
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply the best! It's on a residential street. The food and the staff and the owner, Fred, made this a wonderful experience. Very interesting wines from different regions of the world. The food is creative but not stuffy or fru fru. Just good. Had so...More

Thank 772mackie
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute restaurant off the beaten path. We really enjoyed the whole experience.. especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese!

Thank Nicole F
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

A beaten restaurant off the cute path! Thank you! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had read the reviews with interest and had been impressed by the quirky (and at times hilarious) website. So, we were looking forward to visiting during this year's KW visit. We were not disappointed. As a preliminary matter, this is a Key West restaurant....More

Thank Danblinn
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your thoughtful and flattering review! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at Flaming Buoy during a recent visit to Key West, on a Friday night. We wanted to try this place the last time we visited Key West 6 years ago, but we couldn't get in then; I'm glad we...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mr. Reindeer says this is the place to eat. The food was usual and spectacular. We were not particularly hungry and they were very accommodating to us by allowing us to split an appetizer and main course. For the appetizer we had the grilled marinated...More

Thank wzhksh
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Mr. Reindeer for not laughing and calling us names! So nice to have met you! A night to go down in history.... Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

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Amy A
20 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.
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KaylaNCohen
20 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
  • 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, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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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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