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Turtle Kraals

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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for some grub after being out on the water all day. Beautiful spot, eight on the water, downstairs was cool and quiet, upstairs was sunny and lively. We ordered the guacamole.. it was a huge portion that we couldn't even finish (I don't think that's ever happened to us before, haha) and worth the... More 

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Harwood Ontario
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here a few times while staying at the marina in Key West. The food was good typical pub food and the drinks were tasty. They had a good happy hour and I have to say the oysters were awesome. When we were there for dinner they had us choose a number from 1-4; these numbers matched some turtles... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant offers good service and a respite from the crowds on Duval and by the cruise ship area. Try their chicken arepas (topped with mangoes, avocados) and empanadas picadillos with a generous side of plaintains. Families will be at home here. No loud spring break drunken crowds.

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Thank ohtourist2017
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your excellent review! You picked out two of our staff favorites and you noticed that the historic seaport is the less touristy area of Key West. We rate your tourism skills 5 stars too! We're glad our service and our ambience left such a lasting impression and we hope that you'll be back to visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent more time at this place then anywhere else in the keys. Our bartender Nick was one of the best in the business. Amazing time.

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Thank Craig Z
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you, Craig! We're pleased to hear that you came back to visit us so many times during your vacation! Nick's personality and his Keys knowledge is bar none and we're happy to have him. We hope you'll be back soon! More 

Rochester, New York
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a delicious meal here on 3/25 @ 4:00 pm. The food was excellent. Nice waterside location. The only downside? A grumpy female bartender that never, ever, smiled. I have to wonder if servers and bartenders forget that a smile increases their tips. I felt like I was bothering her. Oh....and she never checked to see if I was okay.... More 

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Thank Izzy325
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed 90% of your meal. Thank you for the feedback about our bartender. We're not condoning her demeanor during your visit but usually she has a very bubbly attitude and gets a lot of outstanding reviews and return visitors. We will pass your review on to her. We hope to see you again next... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went last week for dinner with friends. We were so pleasantly surprised! Location is awesome and the food was outstanding. Would like to make a special note that Nick and bar back Chris were especially wonderful with knowledge of the menu, suggestions and overall service. Extremely well priced too. Definitely will be adding this to my... More 

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Thank Nlmills
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Wow! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything so much, including Chris' and Nick's service! They've already been informed of your high regards. Can't wait to see you next time you are in the area. Thanks again! More 

Millington, Tennessee
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very comfortable place for lunch and I'm sure it can get hopping at night, but that's a guess. Service was excellent as was the food. Conch fritters as an appetizer were great as was the blackened grouper sandwich. Good, laid back atmosphere with great views of the marina.

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Thank MarkMemphis59
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the outstanding review! We are ecstatic to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Come back and check out our turtle races, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00, to find out how hopping it can get! More 

Windsor, Ontario
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an early dinner (5:00), was able to get a great table on the deck. Ordered fish tacos, waitress recommend the snapper, it was good. A little pricey at $20 and $9 for a mojito, but it's Key West and to be expected. Ended up paying $50 for a drink, happy hour appetizer, entree & tip. Friend also ordered fish... More 

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Thank CrysWindsor_Ontario
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and happy that we were able to fix that mistake quickly. We only use fresh fish for our dishes which dictates our prices but we offer quality and portions to match and keep our prices competitive with others in the harbor. We hope you'll be back... More 

Chipley, Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and i stopped in on a food tour. Were given an alcoholic drink and a cup of conch chowder that was delicious! We missed the running of the turtles, but plan to try to catch it next time.

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Thank Jenny S
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

We're glad the pirate brought you in! Turtle races happen every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00 sharp. Definitely catch them next time! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and location. Food was really good and tasty. They have plenty of option in seafood. The best key lime pie I have had.

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Thank N3605QBlaural
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and noticing how much fresh seafood we have available. We try to always keep three fresh catches as well as Florida lobster tails, scallops, and all of our delicious ceviches. We love our key lime pie too! See you next time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-2640
Description
Authentic Key West Seafood and Sunset Restaurant, along the Waterfront. With Turtle Races every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7pm, the only cevicheria in Key West and a Cuban/Caribbean/Family-inspired menu with many items to share, Turtle Kraals exudes Key West charm. Enjoy the indoor 360-degree bar or catch a spectacular sunset from our infamous Tower Bar, overlooking Historic Key West Bight. Had a great day fishing? We'll cook your catch (fillets only please) for you! In the mood for a fun activity? Try your hand at our complimentary bocce courts.

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