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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 good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (30 reviews)
“oysters” (16 reviews)
“carved beef” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood
££ - £££
83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

I’m not a fan of buffets but this one is quite good. A big improvement over the prior operations. The raw bar is properly iced with a nice variety of shellfish. The oysters were fresh and tasty, same with the shrimp and crab legs. There...More

Thank JimCowan
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Awesome dinner with unlimited crab legs. So glad we stopped in on our way down to Key West for holiday! I would recommend this restaurant to any seafood lover. Other good options offered for non seafood fans. Pasta station was wonderful as well!

Thank LizShinn
Reviewed 25 January 2018

It was four of us we went to the old buffet years ago when that was a real buffet not what they have now. You start with choice of soup which clam chowder I have to say was good then they have like a roast...More

1  Thank grigel2016
Reviewed 19 January 2018

There is more food than you can ever eat and no need to be by a window because there is window everywhere. They have hot seafood and meat dishes, soups, pasta and stir fry stuff first, then cold shrimp, crab legs, oysters, ceviche, etc. on...More

Thank Mimi S
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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

1  Thank Allen B
Reviewed 10 January 2018

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

2  Thank Anniehart H
Reviewed 3 January 2018

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 1 January 2018 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

2  Thank Maria Q
Reviewed 24 December 2017 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 22 December 2017 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
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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, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
  • 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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