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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
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“hogfish” (180 reviews)
“filet” (126 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
1100 Packer St, Key West, FL 33040-3263
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic food, great wine, and personal service. The owners and staff did everything they could to ensure that our birthday celebration was perfect. Particular mention should be noted regarding the lobster Mac and cheese and seafood pasta. Both were excellent and well proportioned. Memorable night!!

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

Thank you. I'm very glad to har you enjoyed yourselves! Happy Birthday! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Rare you go to a restaurant when every single person is doing everything they can to make the experience perfect. Strange menu, but would go back tomorrow. Great food, drinks and starwars!!

Thank Dulak05
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank so much for the review! Hopefully, we'll get to feed you again. Don't be a stranger. May the fork be with you, Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Where to start .... they offer a trio entree that was to die for. When we stopped by, it was half off wine that night. Excellent meal, excellent service, fantastic experience.

Thank toocynical
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A few things first. This is a small space. Go to their website and make reservations. Second it’s hours are short, 6 to 9:30, so bear that in mind. Next, definitely go there. The staff is great as is the service. The space is small,...More

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

Thank you so much for the thoughtful review. And, yes, the steaks are huge. Like, tipping The Flintstone's car over huge. We have to eat the same food you guys eat, and I like steaks. You're welcome. Please do visit us again. Per my doctor,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I picked out this restaurant to dine in for my 70th birthday. An extraordinary pick for so many reasons. Most of the reviews dwell on the food...which is excellent, but we also enjoyed meeting Fred (one of the owners), Kyle and Brian. We had a...More

Thank Faz307
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much and Happy Birthday! (I was wondering where all the birthday candles went.) We look forward to seeing you on your 71st! Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on the recommendation of a friend. We started with the appetizer trio and my husband had the lobster thermidor and I had the chicken and waffles. Every bite was delicious. I am still craving more of the chicken. The atmosphere also added to...More

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

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As others have stated. 5 star dining experience. Order the Mac and cheese. My gf and I ordered the grilled mahi mahi entree with a side of Mac and cheese. More than enough food. Highly recommend!!!

Thank SaltyDogMahalo85
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Couldn't have been a better meal and atmosphere. Food...drinks...and wait staff were absolutely incredible. Highly recommend!!

Thank Tim M
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

This place never ever disappoints me.. this restaurant is where my family had a grocery store when I was a kid... It's in a very local Friendly Neighborhood... If you're staying in a hotel I suggest you get Transportation there truly here is not a...More

Thank VidalKeywest
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

Thank you, Vidal, and you're welcome! Lookin forward to seein' ya again. Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing meal and time at Flaming Buoy! The staff was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. Every bite we ate was delicious! The black bean soup was amazing and thinking about the shrimp curry makes my mouth water...More

Thank Beth A
TheFlamingBuoy, Owner at The Flaming Buoy Filet Co., responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2018

That's no mini-moon meal... Thank you very much and may the fork be with you. Scot, Co-Owner, The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

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Aleksandar A
8 May 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Aleksandar, I'm sorry we didn't see your email until too late. We don't recommend sending an mail to make a reservation, particularly an hour before we open as we are busy getting ready. Our phone number and online... More
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Aleksandar A
8 May 2018|
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Response from TheFlamingBuoy | Property representative |
Aleksandar, I'm sorry we didn't see your email until too late. We don't recommend sending an mail to make a reservation, particularly an hour before we open as we are busy getting ready. Our phone number and online... 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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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
18:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
18:00 - 21:30
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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