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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

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83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4959
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16:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great setting, great food and service. The Sand Bar on the top deck was also great. We visited on a sunday, live music till 8pm.

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Thank Ricardo C
Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been here in occasion for the buffet , but just went after the complete remodel and revamping of the concept.... still buffet on lower floor....but the choices are better , more fish , seafood and sides that made me steer away from my usual crab legs and key lime pie focus . The food choices were excellent, the... More 

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Thank MiamiMinime
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a party of 6 seated very quickly the server was excellent explained all about the buffet the food was very good the views of the ocean are wonderful everyone enjoyed the food great place to go

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1 Thank mrbal
Miami
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I noticed some other reviewers gave this buffet a bad score. I also noticed that the reviewers went when the restaurant was full. The new Harbor Seafood Buffet looks much nicer than the old one. The prices are a little higher than before but nothing that will put you in the poor house. The prices are right in line with... More 

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2 Thank Danilo R
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The price is bit high but man was it worth it. The selection of food was good but the best part was dessert. My goodness I can't say enough good things about those desserts. It makes my mouth water just thinking about them. When ur done with dinner you can walk to the back and they have nice lounge chairs... More 

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Thank Yamila D
Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Whale Harbor Seafood buffet and had been coming for years before it was closed for renovations. It just re-opened in April 2017 and looks fantastic! Brand new multi storey building with a nice outdoor bar on the top level with great ocean and marina views. But the main attraction for us is the seafood buffet. Lots of... More 

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2 Thank ftpjtm
Miami, Florida
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the perfect restaurant for a family group. Everything was wonderful. It's a first for our bunch to have all 7 people 100% happy with everything. The food is delicious and cooked to perfection or super fresh for salads and oysters. The staff were all pleasant and helpful.

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2 Thank Jo-Anne G
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews and drove down there to check it out. The buffet was outstanding , great good and crab legs. It's a shame there are people writing negative reviews about a wonderful location that has a great view, great food, and a bar that is second to none upstairs. I witnessed hundred of people enjoying them selves. Highly recommend... More 

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Thank SeaHorseCharters
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful dining experience at the new buffet. The ownership spared no expense and got it right. We had great food and crab legs. We enjoyed the drinks upstairs at the bar, what an amazing view. If you are looking for great food and value . Go to the new buffet , it is out standing. Can't believe some... More 

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1 Thank SeaHorseCharters
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That said, I've read all the review before setting out. The place is huge!has million dollar views! The usually varieties of drinks. Had salad bunches of different items thrown together I wasn't willing to try, - oysters crab legs, peel eat shrimp -- again not my thing . A bar where guy makes pasta to order with ur choice of... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$34 - US$34
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Islamorada
  • Phone Number: +1 305-664-4959
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?