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Turtle Kraals

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“ceviche” (200 reviews)
“ribs” (70 reviews)
“coconut rice” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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11 - 20 of 1,368 reviews

Reviewed August 16, 2017

We went by after happy hour at Half shell and the place was deserted. There was no one there on a Friday afternoon.

Thank Canesbiggdogg
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The Lobster Ceviche was amazing and the view of the harbor sunset was lovely! We will definitely return again.

Thank tw0chicks
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The setting is great, however, the food and service are awful. I checked Tripadvisor to find a restaurant and was highly disappointed. Told server we wanted to see sunset from Mallory Square 90 minutes before we had to be there. She still couldn't make it...More

Thank Gator19681
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Sit up on the roof top for a cool drink and a great and quite view of the harbor and sunset! The service was great .

Thank Danna D
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

Thanks for spreading the word about our Tower Bar! We're very proud of the space and are happy when we hear that our guests enjoy it as well. We hope you'll come back next time!

Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Must have!!! So nice and friendly...and at least: the food is great! If you have a wish, they'll try. Thanks Robin!

Thank Krischi1971
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2017

We're so glad that you enjoyed everything so much and we're also happy to hear that Robin took such great care of you. Thanks for sharing your experience with us all!

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

We went to dinner at Turtle Kraals to enjoy the turtle races. Awful. Less than 60 seconds of tiny turtles in a box. After an overpriced dinner, 3 of 5 adults became violently ill. Protect yourself and your vacation. Stay away!!More

Thank B M
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Concerning the turtle race, some races take longer while others are very quick. Unfortunately, we can't control how quickly the turtles run but most people really have a great time with the event....More

Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Hope you have a healthy appetite!! Portions are huge! If you go for the ribs half rack would feed two easily, order the full rack at your peril!!! Great tasty fries. Our waitress was really helpful and gave us great advice. We had the restaurant...More

Thank Tracey F
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You're are 100% correct about the ribs. The full rack gets its very own plate because we can't fit the sides on the same one! The bucket of bones on our happy hour menu is a...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal, and super view sitting on the roof top bar. Our bartender, Nick was very friendly & offered the specials with his personal touch to make a wonderful Tuesday afternoon lunch! We had 2 different ceviche dishes- both were amazing!

Thank kellinole
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with Nick in the Tower Bar! We're glad you opted for the ceviches. They're nice and refreshing in the Key West heat this time of year. Come back and try some more next time!

Reviewed August 8, 2017

Turle Kraals always has great food, drink and delightful staff . You can't miss with it! Sitting upstairs on the deck is the place to be to enjoy the water, boats and activities at the seaport. Great place to meet your friends for dinner or...More

Thank pegbgregory
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Thanks for being a loyal guest of Turtle Kraals! We appreciate your continued patronage and that you're spreading the word! We can't to see you next time you're in the seaport.

Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here at the end of our bike ride through Key West (best way to travel in Key West) to watch the sunset. We ordered drinks and appetizers. We were not disappointed. This is a wonder place to chill out and after sunset you...More

1  Thank Luci W
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

Thank you for the glowing review! We're ecstatic that you enjoyed everything so much, from the view to the food & drinks. Remember us next time you're visiting! By the way, great photo of the sunset!

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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
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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