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“Nice little resturant”

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.
Ranked #12 of 466 Restaurants in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$32
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

small place but big on taste. expect this kind of food and service from a larger fine restaurant. I had a steak that was as good as any I have ever had. Wife had the fish special.
wonderful staff....went there for anniversary....will go back

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Small but very cozy! We didn't have a reservation and they squeezed us in anyway. Food was amazing -- little pricey but worth every penny. The lobster mac&cheese was a definite high point. The two servers that tag teamed us were outstanding. LOVED IT! (Make a reservation and they only serve beer & wine)

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Slightly off the beaten track, but don't let that stop you...this place is fantastic. Try the lobster mac and cheese, delicious. Prices were reasonable and the staff treated you like family. Menu is creative and when described by the staff it is hard to choose a dish!
By the way, if you are a Star Wars Fan, its a must visit as well!
Brilliant night, thank you...Simply not to be missed when visiting Key West...
PS Hope Irma misses you all!

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Thank Danshore
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

This place is off the main drag in a residential neighborhood, a small converted home with about 10 tables (so make reservations). I had the lobster mac and cheese, it was a huge portion and delicious. My husband had the Ribs which were also good. Prices were reasonable and the staff treated you like family.

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

My taste buds still fondly remember the Lobster Mac and Cheese. Great food choices--our bartender Brian took such great care of us that we came back the second night with the same awesomely wonderful end result!

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