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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4959
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (57 reviews)
“oysters” (49 reviews)
“paella” (21 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Caribbean, Pizza
££ - £££
83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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1 - 10 of 353 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We came as a family of seven and were seated immediately because there were only two other families in the restaurant at 6 PM. That should have been our first clue about this place. The waitress came over to take our drink order and we...More

Thank julz123
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family is not big fan of buffets, but we were so blown away by this place! Food was fresh and delicious ....the crab is steamed to order and so sweet and tasty...and all you can eat!!! The service was fantastic! So attentive to our...More

Thank FLGIRL95
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had not been here since it closed down due to the fire. We took the drive from Miami after we heard it was open. We were seated on a Saturday dinner immediately. The food was all very good. The only disappointment on the food...More

Thank Canesbiggdogg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A friend told me about this place as a nice place to have seafood. That was an understatement. The place is very family driven, beautiful views and Buddy did a great service. But top of the experience was the food - very fresh seafood, delicious...More

Thank Alvaro G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There were so many things to choose from. We couldn't even try everything because we were too full. They serve the more popular items, like crab legs, peel and eat shrimp, and oysters, 1/2 pound at a time to cut down on waste, but you...More

Thank HawaiiSupermom
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I loved this place, from the view of the see outside to the friendliness of the staff there. The food was amazing. I had a pasta with pesto garlic and butter sauce topped with stead shrimp made for me at the grill station. I ate...More

Thank Soley M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here before the fire closed it down for several years. The dishes were delicious and the atmosphere great. So when it re-opened I took the first opportunity to drive from mid-Florida all the way to Islamorada to eat here - with my wife...More

Thank Koen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time back since the restaurant closed 3 1/2 years ago due to a fire! Excellent service and food!! Steamed Crab legs, oysters, mussels and shrimp were delicious and fresh!! New place looks great and seat by the water make for a great view!! Can't...More

1  Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For $35 per person I would have expected a little better quality of food. The food was average at best. The sauces on some of the fish had a strange after taste

1  Thank msiegpt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made out first visit many years ago. After a fire took the original structure, the best seafood in place in the USA is back. If you plan to visit the Keys, then this is a must. Check times for buffet.

1  Thank Manjaman101
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
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: +1 305-664-4959
  • 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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