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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 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to try The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. after reading the reviews. It was a delightful dinner. We made a reservation for 6:15 and had no trouble parking across the street. We were seated right away and our waiter was very helpful and personable....More

Thank psmilsky
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Ate at The Buoy last night and based on recommendations tried the Lobster Thermidorian with a small spinach salad. The salad was quite possibly best I have ever eaten and when lobster arrived, it kept the momentum. The sides were excellent, smashed potato’s and a...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 3 days ago

After almost a month in Key West, I have found the Best Restaurant !! This eatery, a converted house, is physically unassuming. The porch is delightful for dinner in this friendly neighborhood. The menu is eclectic, with seafood specialties leading a delicious choice of appetizers...More

1  Thank Doc A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Looking at the outside you would never know how nice it is on the inside. Jay was my waiter and was fast and knew all about the drinks and food. Went for my birthday and would go back again. Had lobster thermador.

Thank reps
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the nice review and Happy Birthday! Looking a Jay on the outside you would never know how nice he is on the inside, too. Scot Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for our first night in Key West. Perfect to be away from the touristic Duval Street. Have an amazing menu with typical dishes and the food was great. Also nice wine list. But then the service.. wow! The best so far for us...More

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

Thank you very much! And, yes, Jay is very helpful. Even though he is shorter than the rest of the waitstaff, he has extra-long, simian-like arms and can reach things on high shelves the rest of us can't. Like to-go boxes and...well, I guess just...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here at the suggestion of our B&B. The food was excellent. Service was great. Scott the owner has a great collection of Star Wars memorabilia. He is clearly proud of his restaurant and spent much time discussing the origin of...More

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

Thank you for the review! We love that you love the little plates and we love you for loving the little plates. May the fork be with you! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lovely and quiet location, great atmosphere for sure. Servers were extraordinary and the food was very tasty as well.

Thank Victoriahe1
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much! Scot, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great! Our server Brian was awesome and fun....hey Jesus!..... and the food is just fabulous! We got the appetizer trio which will give you a nice taste of different things. Next time I will get the entrée size of the lobster mac/cheese!...More

Thank PhillyFan22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tried this for the first time and enjoyed everything. Very good chilli, great trio special and the real standout was the chocolate quesadilla desert. Good service and we found a parking spot very close, unusual for key west. Fairly pricey but we felt like we...More

Thank Sheep2ndrow
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! We lucked out with this one. We had heard great things and thought we'd try our luck walking in. We got the last table on a busy Friday night. The meal was wonderful, the service of a smaller restaurant can't be beat. Everything is...More

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

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

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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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KaylaNCohen
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
  • 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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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