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Turtle Kraals

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-2640
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Ranked #128 of 360 Restaurants in Key West
Price range: $10 - $20
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Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Authentic Key West, along the Waterfront. With Turtle Races every Monday and Friday at 6pm, the only cevicheria in Key West and a Cuban/Caribbean-inspired menu, 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. In the mood for a fun activity? Try your hand at our complimentary bocce courts. Don't forget to join our new rewards program. Sign up at the restaurant or online and receive a $5 gift certificate + a free meal in your birthday month!
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English first
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The service may,at time, lack organization but the chef knows what's he's doing with the ceviche. I highly recommend for 2 or more to try the sampler where your get 4 different kinds of fish and styles of ceviche. Wow, I never had so fresh. The fish was tender like sushi. Get a cold beer and kick back and enjoy... More

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

First off, let me say I live here, this is my backyard. 3 of us locals went there last night for a bite before heading on into town. This place used to be great, interesting dishes cooked properly. Not so much now. There were less than a dozen patrons counting us at 7 pm on a Saturday night. We sat... More

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Toledo, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

When we got there the place was empty (but soon filled up) Robin was our waitress and my wife said "surprise me". She picked perfectly. The food was excellent and the Key Lime Margarita was perfect. Robin is an asset to this restaurant.

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I go to key west to get away and relax, i enjoy meeting the locals and getting away from tourists. This place was great for that. Bartenders will and coral are some of the best, quickly became my watering hole as i ended up there 3 nights.

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Toronto
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Restaurant's big attraction is turtle race every Wednesday and Friday at 7 pm. Basically you pick number of one of four turtles. If your wins you get a key to a box. If key fits you get to keep all the money inside. I believe restaurant puts in $ 50.00 every race. Come before 6:30 pm for happy hour. Food... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great Fish Tacos...the atmosphere and service was very pleasant and accommodating...Amberjack was amazing! Would recommend. ..

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Key West, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Turtle Kraals has to be one of the oldest most continually run restaurants in Key West, this was THE place 25 years ago. Unfortunately the place really went down hill and bottomed out about 4 years ago. I know this because despite the poor service, lousy food and run down building, old friends would come to town and want to... More

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Lots of reviews about happy hour. We went for dinner about 7:30. Restaurant was not busy. Menu was much smaller than prior years. Food was average. We were somewhat disappointed.

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Key West, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Can you say yummy? Oh ya...bbq ribs done right. Happy hour specials are amazing. The lower score is because service is spotty and have often felt like I was annoying the employees for even being there.

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KeyWestMgr, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Sorry for the less then par service. This is not our style. Please give us another shot More

Lighthouse Point, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Though we have been in Florida for many years, sometimes we overlook Key West as a destination because of the long drive and the tourist crowd. When we do get there ... we head off the beaten path from Duval to the Historic Seaport area and make the climb to the Tower Bar in search of the BEST bartender in... More

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KeyWestMgr, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Nick is the best! Thanks for stopping in! More

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