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Turtle Kraals

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Barbecue, Family Fare, Cuban, Caribbean
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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-2640
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Drinks, Quick Bites, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Authentic Key West Seafood and Sunset Restaurant, along the Waterfront...
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. In the mood for a fun activity? Try your hand at our complimentary bocce courts.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sea Side "Kraal"

We started our sea side crawl at Turtle Kraals top deck...great choice!!! The view looking out over the marina was amazing, the happy hour specials were appreciated, and our bartender Nick was the best. Stop up and say hello. You won't be sorry.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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midland, mi
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I was very disappointed with a recent carry out. Your menu online says corn with Cojita cheese and lime juice -3 and applesauce with streusel almond -3 I ordered 3 corn and one apple sauce - they gave me the applesauce in a little salad dressing cup with no almond stresel and the corn was just grilled - no cheese-... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We started our sea side crawl at Turtle Kraals top deck...great choice!!! The view looking out over the marina was amazing, the happy hour specials were appreciated, and our bartender Nick was the best. Stop up and say hello. You won't be sorry.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The food here is amazing! My partner is a foodie and she thought the ceviche here was the best she has ever had. The lock shrimp and oysters really stood out for me. Nick was great and his recommendations were even better! Make sure to go to the bank of the restaurant and up the stairs. The view and the... More 

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mcs1973, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

thanks Toronto! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Robin was a friendly and attentive waitress and her food and drink recommendations were great. The location is perfect for beautiful views and a nice change from the hustle of Duval

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mcs1973, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

well be sure to tell Robin about your review thanks for sharing! More 

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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a great lunch there as we started our Holiday weekend! Fresh salads and seafood, great cocktails. Enjoyed the boats coming and going. Staff was very helpful and accommodating. Also, reasonably price. One of our favorites in Key West!

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mcs1973, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

thank you for the repeat business and great review! More 

San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Happy hour prices and service were great. We ate outside. Lot of activity being on the wharf, and a birthday party was being celebrated so its not quiet. Oysters on the half shell were very good (prepared for you right there), size and taste. I had the fresh fish (Grouper), which was very good but pricey for such a small... More 

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mcs1973, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

thanks for the happy hour review! hope we see you next trip. More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a great meal and drinks at Turtle Kraals. This establishment was recommended to us after our scuba dive (the restaurant was conveniently right on the dock). Nick, our server, provided great service - had the sweetest smile, hospitable, and all around lovely. He was superb! Can't wait to come back!

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mcs1973, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Roxie thank you for coming in and sharing your experience. well be sure to tell Nick about your review! More 

Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place was recommended by our bar tender at our hotel on our last may trip for specifically the ceviche, my fave is the key west ceviche. We went again when we were down in December and now again now in may. Each trip we visit at least twice. Every time is excellent. The bar tender Nick is awesome, we... More 

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mcs1973, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

thanks for sharing your experience! the food network just did a show about our ceviche that airs in july! More 

Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

After a day of snorkeling and sailing, it was nice to have a place to eat be so convenient and so good!! My daughter and I were visiting the Keys and she was expanding her fish palette, so she had her first fish and chips experience made with mahi mahi and she loved it! I had the broiled shrimp basket,... More 

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mcs1973, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

were happy your daughter loved her first fish and chip experience! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a great time sitting up top outside watching the sunset. ShRimp, oysters and amazing nachos, and YOU MUST TRY THEIR THIRSTY TURTLE DRINK !!!

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were happy you enjoyed the nachos and the "thirsty turtle"! see you next time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West
  • Phone Number: +1 305-294-2640

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Family Fare, Cuban, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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. In the mood for a fun activity? Try your hand at our complimentary bocce courts.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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