For our second night staying at the Mellon Patch Inn on N. Hutchinson Island, Florida Chris advised us to go to 12A Buoy for great casual dining in Ft. Pierce Florida at Fisherman’s Wharf.

12A Buoy Great Casual Dining in Ft. Pierce Florida logo with the name and a lime green fish avoiding the fishing hook. Wording is When the fish won't bite.

I just love their logo!

Fisherman’s Wharf is a complex of several restaurants and bars for seaside entertainment. Once we found our destination of 12A Buoy we were very happy to learn that they had indoor seating in addition to the outdoor area. It was an unusually chilly evening so we were very glad to be seated inside in a comfy booth. The atmosphere was welcoming and super casual. In fact, it was so casual that we were a bit skeptical that the food would be good. But our first bite of the Lobster Mac and Cheese put any worry out of our heads and made us look forward to our entrées.

12A Buoy Great Casual Dining in Ft. Pierce Florida owners and staff with chef Gordon Ramsey.

The family and staff of 12A Buoy with Gordon Ramsey.


I suppose if it was good enough for shouty chef Gordon Ramsey it had to be good enough for us! Apparently, Chef Ramsey ate there a couple of years ago while filming an episode of Hotel Hell. I would have loved to have been there then to see him react to the fresh seafood offerings at 12A Buoy.

12A Buoy Great Casual Dining in Ft. Pierce Florida entrée of broiled lobster tail on a white square plate with melted butter and coleslaw garnished with a purple orchid. Also a plate of golden French fries.

Broiled Florida Lobster Tail with Drawn Butter, Coleslaw and French Fries

Steve and I decided to make it a lobster fest of an evening so we both ordered the same thing for our main course. We had the Broiled Florida Lobster Tail which was served with lovely melted butter and creamy crunchy coleslaw. And to round things out we had an order of perfectly crispy French Fries. The lobster was sweet and succulent and satisfied my craving for lobster. And just when I thought we couldn’t possibly eat another bite our server tempted us with the dessert selections.

Mile high peanut butter pie drizzled with fudge on a white triangular plate at 12A Buoy Great Casual Dining in Ft. Pierce Florida.

Mile High Peanut Butter Pie – Oh My!

Could you resist a slice of that Mile High Peanut Butter Pie? I think not. I know we couldn’t. It was rich and creamy and peanut buttery. But even with us sharing it we brought a good portion of it back to the Inn for a snack the next day to extend the enjoyment of our wonderful meal just a little longer.