Welcome to the Brand New World Famous Seafood Buffet – Islamorada Waterfront Dining at its Best!

The long-awaited, much anticipated re-opening of the most iconic Islamorada Restaurant, the World Famous Seafood Buffet at Whale Harbor Restaurant, is finally here! The all-new Seafood Buffet Restaurant and roof-top bar, “The Sandbar,” are NOW OPEN!

We invite you to come experience our spectacular Seafood Buffet and roof-top cocktails all served with endless unobstructed ocean views! It’s an Islamorada restaurant experience you won’t want to miss!

Do to Hurricane Irma we have changed our hour of operation to include Lunch and Dinner. We are back to our full Dinner buffet on Monday thru Friday. Saturday and Sunday is back to our normal operation and will be serving our Full Buffet from 12pm to 9pm. We thank everyone for their patronage through these trying times.

Seafood Buffet Hours:

Thanksgiving Day 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Monday thru Friday

Lunch 11:00pm to 3:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm Full Buffet is Back…

Saturday and Sundays 12:00pm to 9:00pm – Full Buffet is Back..

Sorry but we do not take Reservations.

Sand Bar Hours:

Closed Temporally due to Hurricane Irma.


Buffet Prices:

Lunch $14.95

Dinner $34.95

Saturday and Sunday $34.95


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 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.

Whale Harbor Restaurant Seafood Chef
Whale Harbor Seafood Chef