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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4940
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“crab legs” (21 reviews)
“oysters” (8 reviews)
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83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Big thanks to whale harbor for having a locals night after hurricane irma. I know we all appreciate the goodwill in this trying time. Good luck on the reopening.

1  Thank James E
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love buffet, then this would be satisfying. I do not eat that way any more so I found the food limiting. A lot of different cerviche salads, peel and eat shrimp (they were good), crab legs ( too much work for the reward...More

Thank Ljmscope
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was stuck in traffic on my way back from key west to miami so this was the perfect spot for a break. The crab legs and shrimps were good. The rest of the buffet is OK, nothing exceptional. If you're craving for crab and...More

Thank Al Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Florida Keys is well known for some of the most amazing seafood in the U.S.. If that is what your looking for, this place is a huge disappointment. They had one item on the buffet that was a local fish (not saying it came...More

Thank Joseph T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a buffet fan, you will like this, however it is not gourmet, but decent seafood nothing extraordinary. There is a lot of shrimp, and some other selections but they manage the amount you can have at one time like 3 oysters, or...More

Thank pineswineman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After dinner you may take a look to beautiful views in the back of restaurant. ALSO IN 3rd Floor They HAVE music Alive Great pkace

Thank Leopoldina N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little overpriced! But, I love this buffet! I love what they've done with the place ever since they've remodeled. We wanted to try out the bar they had upstairs, The Sandbar but didn't have time. But, we will definitely try it out once we...More

Thank jcastro0227
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spend a lot of time hanging out at the Sandbar, but all my favorites make my Thursday's something to look forward to. Rob at the bar has my drink ready as soon as I walk in. A group of us locals meet there and...More

Thank lostshakerofsalt1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cold sea food was good. Sea food ceviche, alaskan king crab legs and several other cold sea food plates were good. Hot food was a disappointment with the exception of the clam chowder. Crab cakes didn't taste like anything, same as the grouper wrapped in...More

Thank jsanch51
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Avoid, avoid, avoid! Overpriced, no selection and the main ingredient in everything is salt with a large spoonful of MSG added for good measure just in case you weren't getting 500% of your daily sodium intake on the first dish. They charged my 7 year...More

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8 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
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
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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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