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The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. is a charming little place situated in a quiet district off Duval Street. Co-owners Chef Scot Forste and Pastry Chef Fred Isch opened Flaming Buoy Filet Co. in 2009 and from that time on, it became a local favorite. Even tourists take their time to come and visit the restaurant.

Guests can choose to dine inside or outside on the porch. The dining room has a cozy and romantic ambiance, perfect for date nights. The outside seating is more of a relaxed setting which is perfect for friends and family having a meal and hanging out. This quirky place has a small bar with only four seats.

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co. serves American cuisine with a Caribbean twist and seafood. The seafood menu changes daily depending on the fresh catch of the day. In fact, they have a daily special just for that. Guests just love the way the foods are prepared here.  Although the menu is not as extensive as the other restaurants’, the food here is succulent – from the appetizers to the desserts. It is really hard to decide which one to have and to actually have just one favorite meal.

Here’s a sample of Flaming Buoy Filet Co.’s menu and some of the local favorites:

Starter/Appetizer: Tuna and Watermelon Ceviche

Salads: Whole Leaf Caesar Salad

Entrées: Lobster Mac N’ Cheese, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Tropical Curry with Bananas & Pineapple over Brown Rice

Side Orders:  Mashed Potato, Grilled Corn-On-The-Cob, French Fries, Savory Broccoli Cakes

Desserts: Chocolate Chip Waffles with Chocolate Sauce

They also have the Fresh Catch with Banana Salsa or Lime Butter Sauce. There is something for everyone here.

Flaming Buoy may not have a full bar but they have quite a long list of non-alcoholic drinks, beer, and red and white wine served by the glass or bottle.

The staff members here are also very accommodating and friendly; the service, impeccable. Guests are advised to make a reservation ahead of time since the restaurant can get really busy, even on a weekday. Open nightly from 6PM to 9:30PM.

The Flaming Buoy Filet Co.

1100 Packer Street

Key West, Florida 33040


Telephone: (305) 295 7970


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