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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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“ceviche” (214 reviews)
“ribs” (84 reviews)
“oysters” (84 reviews)
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Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had 8 guys drinking amd Jessica kept up with all of our orders, had conversations with all of us and took care of everyone else at the bar too. Highly recommended to anyone in the keys to visit there.

Thank Drifter0479
Reviewed 2 days ago

A nice laid back place near the historic seaport. We walked upstairs to the tower bar to grab some food and watch the sunset. The happy hour food was actually pretty good. We had spare ribs, wings and nachos. A 32oz bucket of something called...More

Thank KinekfromNJ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food, great views, and great service by Nick on the tower bar. Will definitely be coming back on my next visit.

Thank Drew P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food and great drinks. Nick is the best bartender. Took great care of us! Deff will come back here next time I am in Key West!

Thank Devin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there on Oct 12 -- had so much FUN!! The happy hour was fun -- lots of nice folks and the food drink very inexpensive especially for Key West. The bartender, Cora, and manager, Ronnie, were really nice!!! They made it even more...More

Thank Nancy A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This bar has the best Mai Tai’s. Just went for drinks and appetizers. Really enjoyed both. We sat at the upstairs deck which overlooks the harbor. I had downloaded the “Free Libations” app that I saw advertised at the Key West airport. This was one...More

Thank SunSurfSandSuds
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My friend and I went there for dinner on our last night in Key West. When we walked to the hostess stand we were slightly ignored by a woman who looked like she had no idea what was going on around her, she quickly ushered...More

Thank LightPacker2277
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unexpected fun time after daytime tour of K.W. .We stopped here before shuttle arrived to take us back to our hotel,it was happy hour,which was perfect after a 90 degree day in October,not what we planned for.The beers were ice cold,service great.One beer led to...More

Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We'd apologize for being the reason you missed your shuttle but it seems like it worked out for the best! We're ecstatic that you had such a great time and we hope to see you back here again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having a trying day when all plans have met Murphy's law. There was Jess! She was able to turn me and my husbands frowns upside down!!! Turtle kraals has now become my favorite local joint here in Key West. To top everything off theres...More

Thank Austin I
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the outstanding review of Jess and Nick. We will definitely let Jess know how she made your evening. We can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG this girl Jess works as a waitress and she was so hot and so sweet and then this guy Nick aka Tweety did some amazing magic tricks. Made my cig pack stand up out my hand. Snapped a penny. And made my debt card...More

Thank Deano B
Dean W, Guest Relations Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're ecstatic that you had such an outstanding experience and that you were amazed by Tweedy. He's incredibly talented. Come back and see us again soon!

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Lisa M
January 31, 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
December 4, 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $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, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
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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