BEST RESTAURANT 2017
12A BUOY, 22 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Pierce, 672.4524, www.12abuoy.com
The 12A Buoy restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf is well-loved by its patrons, garnering rave reviews for its food and praise for its service, even in the busiest of times. It may be tricky to find this treasure on the wharf but once diners do, they are richly rewarded with meals they can’t praise enough. The restaurant is quite popular and at times can get very crowded, but the expert staff spares no effort to make sure everyone is served as quickly as possible. Which in turn earns the eatery rave reviews. TripAdvisor alone has more than 900 reviews for 12A Buoy and most shower it with praise often calling it “a hidden gem.” You’ll find extensive outdoor seating with umbrellas to go with its indoor seating and well-run bar. The menu features appetizer creations like shrimp and grits, tuna sashimi, and fried calamari. The dinner menu offers lobster, crab stuffed shrimp, certified Angus beef, shrimp, snapper, ahi tuna, lamb and more, all plated attractively. 12A Buoy is a busy, cheerful, happy place to be even when dining alone. The restaurant has as its slogan: “12A Buoy When the fish won’t bite.” They could add: “and even if they do.”
WHAT READERS SAY
"Best seafood, presentation and atmosphere around. You cannot beat their seafood anywhere in this area."
"Excellent food. Staff is also very friendly."
"Great food, great service, great prices."