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The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar

139 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
+1 941-637-9477
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (41 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (19 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
139 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We started with the ceviche which was fresh and quite tasty. My wife had the braised ribs with shrimp. I ordered the special which was a 10 oz. sirloin with a lobster tail. This is a fantastic meal for only $19.95! Both meals arrived hot...More

Thank DES51
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to meet friends. New Orleans-like patio with fantastic music . (Mike Imbassiani - who is an amazing talent). Good Food.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a reservation for "date night". Great deal, 2 dinners, Caesar salads and a bottle of wine for $39.95, and a long stemmed red rose to boot! Awesome. After being seated, we were told we had our choice of wine....Chardonnay or Cabernet.....hmmmm, no mention of...More

Thank uniquelyr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had been meaning to try this place during one of our visits to Punta Gorda and finally got around to it this month - DELIGHTFUL - from the lobster bisque and deviled eggs to the shrimp and short ribs combo and...More

1  Thank Bob A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has changed quite a bit over the years. This time we ordered cedar salads with the dressing on the side and we had plates of lettuce presented to us. No Parmesan and no croutons. Lettuce. Such a disappointment. Dinner was scallops and steak...More

Thank Chrisandnicole1414
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Excellent service and excellent food. Wear a sweater. Dominica (so.) is an enthusiastic bartender and server. She is amazing even when people walk in two minutes before closing!

Thank paths
Reviewed May 7, 2018

I like this place, it bubbles with atmosphere. The menu is a bit eclectic, but provides something for everyone. The raw bar is terrific, my favorite in the area and I love when they do the bourbon and blues evenings. My warning is the service...More

1  Thank Samiam433
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Spent a lovely evening listening to live jazz which was excellent. The service was attentive, informative and friendly. The food was very good but more European portions than American.

Thank Phil T
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We have been to BT several times, including "buck a shuck" night and never had a problem. Not sure what time of night all the complainers are showing up, but he food is always tasty, and the wait time on the food is minimal. Some...More

Thank whtwtrva
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Food was delicious, wait staff extremely friendly, beautiful atmosphere, however, extremely disappointed as menu is NOT what is shown as menu on line! very little seafood to select from.

Thank Vicky J
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April 2, 2018|
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Response from DeclanS | Reviewed this property |
Yes just ask the wait staff.
November 23, 2017|
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Response from Kimberly D | Reviewed this property |
Blue Turtle opened again last night! Menu has changed somewhat, but as usual the food was delicious!!! They updated the front room of the restaurant and moved the live music in there, the rest seemed pretty much the same. I... More
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April 1, 2015|
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Response from skip1941 | Reviewed this property |
Summer casual. Nice shorts, polo shirt, nice sandals and you'll fit in. If a gent wears a tie he won't be out of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $29
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-637-9477
  • E-mail
The Blue Turtle offer unique settings in each of its spaces. The impressive fireplace area is flanked with ceiling-high bookcases, reminiscent of an exclusive club. The Claw Bar area showcases the abundance of a coastal tavern spilling the day's catch on a massive bed of crushed lemon ice. And, ultimately, every guest will arrive at the spacious patio, spreading out from around a burbling fountain and twinkling lights. The patio's vine-covered walls define a secret garden and make it the perfect place to linger with a good beer or glass of wine and old friends.
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