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Fat Turtle

9100 Port of Sale, Charlotte Amalie 00802, St. Thomas
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Cuisines: American, Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located waterfront at Yacht Haven Grande on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, you’ll find, Fat Turtle, a Rockin’ Caribbean Roadhouse, featuring creative-fun seafood, great salads, gourmet pizzas and exotic frozen drinks. The St. Thomas bar and restaurant is a popular favorite among travelers, yacht crews and owners, charter guests, fishing enthusiasts, and locals alike. Open every day of the week, Fat Turtle serves food from noon to 10 pm with an inviting, island-style bar open at least until midnight.At Fat Turtle St. Thomas, you’ll savor food with flare, where the highest quality ingredients and inspired recipes fuse to delight the palate. From succulent, fresh lobster and spicy beer-steeped shrimp to mango and ginger “wings in paradise” and our signature Fat Turtle burgers or brick oven pizzas, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Situated in the midst of the sprawling Yacht Haven Grande Esplanade, yacht crews rave about our festive atmosphere, charter guests and owners revel in our relaxed vacation ambiance, and visitors of all ages take-in our family-friendly, laid back setting. When the sun goes down, Fat Turtle comes alive! Our open-air bar offers a tropical, beachy backdrop to party the evening through or venture over for our famous Friday nights where renowned DJ Peter C will keep you dancing from dusk to 2 am every week (Ages 18+).
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English first
New york
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

adored this place. Our bartender was Joe if im not mistaken - very upbeat and cool bartender. We came on a day were there were no cruise ships - which I savored- His painkillers snuck up on me...very well made. the food was awesome. if youre a wing lover - try there bacon bbq wings. Chunky wings and great sauce.... More

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Bothell, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The view of harbor is fantastic especially at sunset, and if you look over the railing you'll see some tropical fish in the water right next to you. The food was fairly average nothing exciting (had steak) but the drinks were good, server was playful and the view great!

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Portland, Maine
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

While vacationing in St. Thomas we had a nice meal at the Fat Turtle. It is located very close to the marina near where the cruise ships dock. It is also very close to a lot of shops and on a main walking route. It is a casual place with a varied menu. Typical American fare plus pizza and some... More

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Des Moines, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were glad to have found this place. The food was good, prices affordable and we ate right above the water. To our enjoyment we watched the mega yachts setting up and fed fish right from our table.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant is situated on the water looking at some boats in the marina. The food was good. We had basic burgers and pizza. The pizza was really good with a crispy crust we liked. The burgers were a standard burger and were prepared the way we asked. Service was good. We would return for another meal.

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Niceville, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you are looking for a clean, nice place to chill outside, this is the place. It overlooks the marina with some good size yachts. If you are on one of the cruise ships, it is steps away so you can grab a drink last minute. We ordered a pitcher of drinks for the 4 of us and it was... More

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Tampa, FL
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91 reviews 91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great from start to finish. A wonderful atmosphere - casual. Right on the yacht haven. Great music, outdoor eating, a beautiful atmosphere, and the food was very yummy.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Sure the view is good but the food is just average. Cesar chicken wrap with fries for lunch was nothing spectacular. Orderd a Captain Morgan's rum on the rocks which was Mickey full, considered a double any place else. As with all places in this area it is way over priced. A $70 lunch for three with just one cocktail.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I enjoy visiting Fat Turtle when I'm on St. Thomas. The first time I visited I enjoyed dinner and drinks. However, I've also visited just for the scenic view, drinks, and appetizers. The last time I visited, my sister and I ordered cocktails and an appetizer. However, the waitress forgot to put in order for the apps. She offered to... More

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Pittsburgh, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

After seeing the tv advertisement over and over (the one on channel 5 for the island tour), we decided to head over yacht haven to check out this restaurant. First, the seating chairs and tables (metal ones) were not user friendly. I should have brought my own seat cushion. Our waiter was "okay" but only came to check on us... More

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