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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” (31 reviews)
“oysters” (18 reviews)
“ceviche” (10 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 5 days ago via mobile

love this places staff super friendly food is really fresh and delicious the Director of Operation visited my table and bring me a sampler of home made desert

Thank MaggioloPR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, delicious food. Perfect place to eat with friends and family.We loved it. We recomend this restaurant

Thank Karla E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service ! The shrimp and crab chowder was excellent ! Nice variety of foods and deserts. Something for everyone. The place was clean and the food was plenty. Right on the water with a lovely ocean and harbor view. Highly recommend...More

Thank Getaway06153673471
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here mid afternoon and the place was quiet which suited us for a relaxing afternoon. This is a huge place with a buffet to match. Too much variety to mention ranging from a raw bar, Chowder, Snow Crab legs and a plethora of...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had friends visiting from out of town and we wanted them to experience the keys with a wonderful lunch

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view, but nothing more than that.paid 35 dollars for not fresh seafood at an all you can eat seafood bar right inside of the Atlantic Ocean, food is horrible and service is just as bad! Definitely not worth a stop

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We invited some guests from Spain and were delighted with the variety of food, seafood, etc. Our waiter Michela was excellent. Very kind and helpful. Always concern and check with us continuously The new building is excellent

Thank Elvira L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a tourist trap. We were told afterwards by some friends who are local that it is the worst restaurant in this area. Overpriced buffet food that you find on any horrible cruise ship. We tried a bit of everything that was on...More

Thank Meesta2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful food and staff, they have crab cake balls that are to die for. Gia was our server and went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. I will definately return..

Thank VolunteerFirefighter
WhaleharborGroup, Manager at Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

VolunteerFireFighter, thank you for your excellent review of The Whale Harbor World Famous Seafood Buffet! Happy you love the quality of food, and found a favorite!:) I will share with Gia that she made the experience extra awesome! See you next time you come in!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you to our waitress. We were lucky to have the same waitress Gia. She was amazing. She was so caring. Very helpful. Hopefully we see her again. Food was great as always. I was actually having a little bit of a medical problem going...More

Thank Lynn M
WhaleharborGroup, Manager at Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Lynn M, thank you for your awesome five star review of us! Happy to hear you love the quality of food and that you had such excellent service! I will let print this for her so she can read that you are okay and enjoyed...More

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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