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Whale Harbor Seafood Buffet

83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
+1 305-664-4940
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible13%
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“crab legs” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Caribbean, Pizza
$$ - $$$
83413 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036-3526
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I read some of the negative reviews of this fantastic restaurant. I was a bit concerned with some of the reviews but I found nothing remotely close to what people were complaining about. Service was excellent, drink refills ARE included contrary to some postings. The...More

Thank Sean O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our family had been going to Whale Harbor for over 20 years. Three years ago it burned down and it took a long time to be rebuilt. Luckily in April 2017 it reopened in their beautiful new building and the variety and quality of the...More

1  Thank GinaC111
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant and we are so please with our our visit and certainly will return. The food is clean the environment and ambiance is just very relaxing and makes you feel like you're in a ship. The view of the...More

Thank Expert_tasteK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go out to eat all the time... A LOT. Both my kids are vegan but I'm a meatlover & appreciate seafood. My husband and I were so hyped up about the new whale harbour from the views and beautiful new building. That's where it...More

1  Thank Nathalie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my pick for my birthday dinner. I don't usually do buffets but this was pretty good. I like being able to sample everything. Most of the food was good. Better than most buffets. Didn't care for the peel & eat shrimp. It wasn't...More

Thank Jbodnar9372
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new Whale Harbor Buffet is fantastic. There are more choices than a person can possibly eat. We went on Easter, it was very busy so it was noisy, that is my only complaint. The service was excellent.

Thank Latitude25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came as a family of seven and were seated immediately because there were only two other families in the restaurant at 6 PM. That should have been our first clue about this place. The waitress came over to take our drink order and we...More

3  Thank julz123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family is not big fan of buffets, but we were so blown away by this place! Food was fresh and delicious ....the crab is steamed to order and so sweet and tasty...and all you can eat!!! The service was fantastic! So attentive to our...More

1  Thank FLGIRL95
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been here since it closed down due to the fire. We took the drive from Miami after we heard it was open. We were seated on a Saturday dinner immediately. The food was all very good. The only disappointment on the food...More

1  Thank Canesbiggdogg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend told me about this place as a nice place to have seafood. That was an understatement. The place is very family driven, beautiful views and Buddy did a great service. But top of the experience was the food - very fresh seafood, delicious...More

1  Thank Alvaro G
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9 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$34
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
14:00 - 21:00
14:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
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: +1 305-664-4940
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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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