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Turtle Kraals

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great happy hour. Food options and beverages. We stopped had a drink, left and came back about an hour later for a bite to eat. We sat in at different stools, yet the bartender remembered what our first drink order was from the prior visit,...More

Thank Diane772018
Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in to have a drink and relax for a bit. We sat upstairs and enjoyed the view of the marina and actually saw a manatee coming up to a boater who was using the water hose to fill some water jugs. The atmosphere...More

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in on impulse. Sat upstairs enjoyed marina views and great cocktails recommended by our terrific waiter/bartender Nick. He also recommended the chef special shrimp/Bloody Mary appetizer - one of the best things we ate in Key West. Highly recommend.

Thank KSFamilyof4RMAT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Upstairs Tower Bar with Nick is the best sunset experience there is. An old hand at Key West, Nick can provide great information while serving up the cold beers and hand crafted cocktails. Key West wouldn't be complete with out Nick.

Thank Randyodaniel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing food and even better service from Nick!!! Would come back again and will definitely tell my friends.

Thank Jared B
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves and that we left a lasting impression! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was great, service was phenomenal. Nick was the best, great conversations and great recommendation on food. We will be back!

Thank Ben B
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting! We're ecstatic that you enjoyed everything so much and that Nick showed you a great time. We'll see you next time!

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very cool, laid back place where happy hour is a must. It’s located right on the waterfront and offers amazing views of the sunset. They have half off drinks and appetizers for happy hour which is a big draw. The bar tender...More

Thank Ryan B
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed our vibe! Thanks for checking us out and we hope you'll come back for a turtle race next time!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The draft beer was off when we hit Turtle Kraals which was a tad disappointing but the bottle craft was fine and my wife enjoyed the best margarita she has had since we landed state side a week ago. My wife’s worry that we’d miss...More

Thank paulettrish
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience! We're sorry that our draft beer system was down during your visit but we're glad that you were able to enjoy a tasty brew in the bottle. We're also ecstatic to hear that the margarita, the view, and the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Bartender Tommy was really on his game. I excellent drinks & great service. On our next visit we'll be sure to stop in again!

Thank bear7777
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We'll let Tommy know that you enjoyed his service. See you next time!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service from our waitress (new from Miami). It was really a magical experience. Happy hour specials were fantastic. Half off all drinks and a nice list of apps. Great location on the water and a cute gift shop.

Thank TabInTheD
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed everything so thoroughly, from the service to happy hour and the entertainment. Come back again soon!

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Lisa M
1 February 2018|
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Response from Lanxlad | Reviewed this property |
I think there were vegetarian dishes on the menu, but not sure about vegan. The staff seemed ready and willing to help with menu items, but it wasn't crowded when we were there and they were not pressed. I'd suggest a... More
Thomas B
4 December 2017|
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Response from Tracey F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I’d give them a call to check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 25
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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