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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, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
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
Best meal we've had in Key West

Guacamole to start, excellent! I had the wings (very good) and the grilled oysters (outstanding). My wife enjoyed the peel and eat shrimp and conch fritters, both very good. FIL had fajitas, very good and there was easily enough for two people. MIL said the ceviche was excellent. Very good Bloody... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Fritz A
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Rainbow Lake, New York
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Rainbow Lake, New York
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Guacamole to start, excellent! I had the wings (very good) and the grilled oysters (outstanding). My wife enjoyed the peel and eat shrimp and conch fritters, both very good. FIL had fajitas, very good and there was easily enough for two people. MIL said the ceviche was excellent. Very good Bloody Mary. Excellent service and very reasonable price. We'd definitely... More 

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Thank Fritz A
Sacramento
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch here after our boat ride, its right off the peer and has a nice view while eating. Actually went back another night to have dinner and watch the game (it was superbowl) but there was not seating left. Obviously that was out fault, we should have gotten there much earlier, but the point is that we had planed... More 

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Thank 554tamarak
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Name sounded cool so decided to stop in. Pretty basic bar. Guess we should've been there on a night with turtle races. Will have to check it out next trip

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Thank gotpizza2go
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group went to this restaurant to watch the turtle races. We had a great time and enjoyed good drinks and appetizers. We stayed for dinner and enjoyed our meal. We ate upstairs on the deck and the view was nice.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

CEVICHE!!! Wow. Just Wow. We tried the Ceviche Flight with four different type of absolutely delectable ceviche, and it was AMAZING! Sat upstairs to look out over the marina, on a beautiful afternoon and really enjoyed the conch fritters, which were perfectly done, lots of conch and delicious. The empanadas rivalled any we've ever had locally and weren't greasy at... More 

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Thank SueNJ2014
Cincinnati
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great happy hour appetizers and drink prices. You can make a meal out of it! Bucket of bones, oysters, and more--all with the best harbor view in town.

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Thank Barb536
Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here for dinner after taking a sunset sailboat cruise, when we walked in and asked to be seated the hostess said she needed to check with servers because they were overwhelmed, well we were a party of 2 and they place was only 50 % full so anyway they did seat us. We ordered wings for appetizer and... More 

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Thank thetting
Mobile, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The upstairs balcony bar is Our favorite place to watch the sunset. It just doesn't get any better than this.

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Thank Mary B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited Turtle Kraals this evening and sat upstairs at the Tower Bar. Brant was the bartender, he was very nice and fun to converse with. Brant was EXTREMELY busy but provided phenomenal service; very attentive. I enjoyed the blackened mahi fish tacos (which came very highly recommended), and they did not disappoint! At the end of my meal I... More 

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Thank Destiny M
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They were OK. The view, location overlooking the harbor and the bay, out to the Gulf was great, the food was OK, the service not so much. I let them know I had am allergy, but 3 of the 4 food items I ordered, contained my allergenic. They didn't listen well.

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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, Cuban, American, Caribbean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view

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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