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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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“hogfish” (180 reviews)
“filet” (125 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Located in a quiet residential area..the flaming bouy is a hidden treasure. Our waitor Brian was amazing! He guided us through the menu and helped us pick some new favs. The red Thai curry and shrimp was amazing... And the sampler of scallops, mahi mahi...More

Thank Maggie P
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed your night! Scot Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is a little bit off the beaten path, but in my opinion, that's a good thing. And let's be honest, in Key West, you can't be THAT far off the beaten path. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. Staff...More

Thank Eric B
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starting with an nice phone call to make reservations. Ending with a happy stomach and simply yet kinda goodbyes. Food was different, presentations was right on, and every food match perfect with one another. Service was always so kind, on point, and ready to assist...More

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TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you! We look forward to feeding you again. Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filey Co.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in here for a nice supper and loved every minute of it. We were greeted warmly and seated right away. We ordered up the appetizer sampler which consisted of three different apps, including bacon wrapped scallops and our absolute favorite, the lobster mac and...More

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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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal tonight at the Flaming Buoy. The table enjoyed an app trio of lobster Mac n' cheese, pink shrimp, and caprese. All three of us got the pan seared grouper with banana salsa which was outstanding. Capped off the terrific meal with...More

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

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you again, too! Scot, C-Owner, The Flaming Buo File Co. P.S. You earned a bonus thanks!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice unpretentious location with delicious menu options in a relaxing atmosphere. Glad we came here for a late supper.

Thank jean362436
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we only found this gem on our last night, but what a meal! The service is superb, all the guys were helpful, friendly and funny. Me and my wife started with sharing the appetiser trio - all of which were amazing but the lobster...More

Thank J1HNW
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you vey much. First night next time! Scot, Co-Owner, the Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Key West twice and have been to the Flaming Buoy twice! We somehow found this place on the last night of our first visit and loved it! This trip we came back again and it was just as amazing.... amazing owners,...More

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

Thank you! It was nice to see all of you again and we hope it's not the last. (Don't forget the sunscreen your next visit!) Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excuse the Lobster Pun but The lobster thermidor is a must. Had a wonderful experience. Quaint atmosphere- nestled in a pleasantvile like neighborhood. Wonderful staff- Kyle In particular was a charmer! He called me skinny and recommended the banana bread French toast. Another win. But...More

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

We might have to conchfishcate your pun license, bay!. But, I'm not shore I want to make anemone of you considering you were so kind in your reefview. I can see the headline now: Restaurant Owner Found Tide, Keeled in Pun War with Turtle Stranger....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I love a great meal. We love a great meal and great service. We love a great meal, amazing service, and awesome ambiance. The Flaming Buoy is all of these and then some! Our server Kyle couldn’t have been more perfectly attentive,...More

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

No, thank You for the wonderful review! I'm so glad your family so thoroughly enjoyed your evening. (It makes me nervous to think you may return again after that lovely review. Having had such a perfect night, you might just want to leave well enough...More

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prinsasspita
5 April 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
We have quite a few gluten-free options. you can look at the menu on our web-site and se the obvious ones. The other option not listed is our gluten-free pasta, which we have but do not make unless it is specifically asked... More
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Lynda C
1 March 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Survey says: Casual!
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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.
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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