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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4940
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“crab legs” (27 reviews)
“oysters” (12 reviews)
“carved beef” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought this was a wonderful place. They did not have a super huge variety of items but be assured you can find many things you would like to the few you may not. Since it is all you can eat you more than get...More

2  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new place is MASSIVE. You might actually feel like you stepped into the belly of a whale. The last time we were here was before Irma and before they moved into their brand new building. The two experiences couldn't be more separated. Not only...More

Thank Anniehart H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whale Harbor has survived the latest hurricane and has made every attempt to make a comeback in grand style. My husband and I have never seen a more extensive seafood buffet. There were fish crepes, crab cakes, shrimp of every description, crab legs, grouper, and...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really felt like eating snow crabs so we decided to go there. They serve snow crabs 1/2 lbs at a time you have to go get them each time. That was not too bad but the first round was apparently boiled in plain water...More

1  Thank Maria Q
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the buffet during lunch and had a good variety of fresh and delicious food. The crab, fish and shrimp were especially good and worth the price. The service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Roxanna G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found as we returned to the Keys for the Winter that Whale Harbor had reopened since rebuilding from a Tragic Fire. We went for lunch the Buffet was Exquisite,so many offerings and everything was cooked perfectly! The waitress thought I needed something because I...More

1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a decent seafood buffet with a few other items. The main featured entree is freshly prepared pasta with your choice of sauces and seafood. The options on our visit were mixed vegetables, shrimp, mussel and/or clam with red, Alfredo or teriyaki sauce. There...More

Thank danielle m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with guest was expecting something like the picture.The selection was poor , some miniscule shrimps,clams,and mussules.The fish breaded but no seasoning.Pizza greasy.Dessert the only thing descent.I would like them to charge more at lunch and give more of a Floridian fish buffet.Will...More

1  Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. The new building is wonderful. Staff amazing. The attention is incredible. Manager Jody was very kind with us and even helped take photos. We highly recommend this restaurant in the Florida keys.

Thank raygarciajr1
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Are stay in Islamorada was short and sweet, but the flavor of the food and the great service we received will last a life time. Great place to spend the day relaxing, eating and drinking. great views from the outside bar!

Thank H_nunez444
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9 May 2017|
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Response from WhaleharborGroup | Property representative |
Hi, we allow dogs upstairs at the sand bar upstairs but not in the buffet.Sorry....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$34
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4940
  • E-mail
Whale Harbor is the home of the world famous Seafood Buffet. It was given the honor of being named “One of the best seafood restaurants in the country” by The Food Network. The Seafood Buffet is recognized for having a delectable and diverse 85 item spread ranging from an impressive raw bar that offers crab legs, oysters, mussels, and shrimp, to mouth-watering meat selections like hot, carved beef and fall off the bone ribs. Our extraordinary seafood buffet has been an Islamorada landmark since 1976.
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