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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4940
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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“crab legs” (46 reviews)
“oysters” (23 reviews)
“carved beef” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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Reviewed yesterday

As the other reviews said, the crab legs and oysters are served a half pound at a time. Believe me, this is more than sufficient, and the food is actually hot for as long as it takes you to eat it. The seafood bisque and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GlassHalfFull13
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took a group of divers to Key Largo for a week and had dinner here the last night. Great buffet, there is food for everyone even the landlubbers (pasta bar, stir fry, pork, beef). Great selection of fish and salads. Staff was so courteous...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Capt_Rons_Diving
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Will drive from Ft Myers to eat at this place! Best quality and great price! Crab legs, oysters, mussels, shrimp and an amazing hot bar. Make sure you ask for Buddy A! His service was fantastic! Can’t wait to come back

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank daphrt11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Besides having everthing you could want on a food bar, the service os great! Ok, it is a buffet... what service you ask??? Simply put... you fill the table with baskets, plates and shells and they keep it clean and organized... you need more butter...More

Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank DvsDan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Haven’t been back here in years and was not disappointed. Food was great and service very friendly and efficient. Good place to eat

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank linap214
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Very impressed with the freshness of the crab legs, oysters, shrimp and seared tuna. The cold bar also included muscles, seafood salads etc. I was already hitting full when I ventured to the hot bar. There was mahi-mahi, crab cakes, flounder, lots of other fish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

The most notable comment I can make, and I don't usually do reviews, is not the buffet itself but the wonderful service my partner and I received by our server, Buddy. He was spot on in every way. The buffet is good, as buffets go,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Voyage02273511165
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We came here to have a family lunch, my mother went and got two fried fish. One was completely raw and the other was frozen in the middle. My mom bit into this and immediately noticed. We advised our waiter which was very professional about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mary H
Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

We were greeted and seated. There was nothing to get excited about except for the price. OMG $$$$$$. Service was not as good as chain restaurants. We were able to eat because it was a buffet. Had to find our waitress for drinks. 10 minutes...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nuttidad
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The food was excellent I was disappointed that you only got a 1/2 lb. crab legs at a time but you could go back as many times as u wanted. I have a hard time walking and didn't appreciate going back . I would recommend...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JoAnne G
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Daniella R
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, 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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