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“Fun Beach Bar & Restaurant with Great Food”

Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill
Ranked #7 of 28 Restaurants in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Takeout
Southern Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun Beach Bar & Restaurant with Great Food”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

My family ate at The Thirsty Turtle on a Sunday evening, which is probably the best night to go. Between the crab races, the fire dancing, and the great band, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. 2 of us had the burger specials and 2 of us had chicken entrees. All our meals were really good, but the best part of this beach bar was the fun atmosphere. The service was also great and our waiter (forgot his name!) was very good.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bananarama03, Owner at Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill, responded to this review, February 8, 2014
Sunday nights is one of our most active and entertaining nights... $5 burgers, crab races, fire dancers, live music, great service and food is what we are trying to achieve:) Thank you for joining us and we look forward to having you with us again! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us and others.
Sincerely,
Louis
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Beach Eats”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a busy place; they turn out a lot of food and everything we had was fresh and hot. Their specials are awesome - $5 hamburgers, 2 for 1 pizzas, drink specials, etc. Outdoor live music was great, very talented performers. It's a nice little party place. Everyone seems to have a good time at Bananarama!

Visited January 2014
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Youngsville, Louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The staff”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Our waiter, Dishon Calderon was so attentive, and on the ball. Thanks for a great day! The weather was rainy, but that did not hinder the restaurant from serving great food and drinks for a low price. Best deal we have gotten all week.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bananarama03, Owner at Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill, responded to this review, February 5, 2014
Dishon is one of our newest servers and a great addition to our team. Thank you for mentioning him and his level of service! We are very competitive with our prices and portions and are very happy you enjoyed the food, service and price:) It can be hard to meet expectations on all three of those categories!
Sincerely,
Louis
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Go Sunday night!”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is the place to be on Sunday night. We were a bit suspicious about the Crab Race and Fire Dancing, but both were incredible!

Thirsty Turtle is more of a bar scene than anything; we didn't see too many people eating dinner. The drinks are great and the coconut shrimp was perfect.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bananarama03, Owner at Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Sunday nights are one of our more popular nights... the crab races to save infants lives, fire dancers, live music and the $5 burgers make this a really fun night... since we started putting tables on the beach and serving on the beach we have noticed less people in the seats in the main restaurant area which is OK... we just like to think they wanted their toes a bit deeper in the sand!

Thank you for joining us on Sunday night and we hope to see you soon!
Sincerely,
Louis
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las vegas, nv
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“West Bay Rum”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Martha, Cevi, Sandra, and Derry made our nightly stop at the Turtle very pleasant and entertaining!! Every part of the staff, wait staff and bartenders, alike, make this a must on West Bay Beach. We were there every night of our stay!! Tropical Melody, West Bay Rum Punch, and Coconut Shrimp are all highly recommended. Great live music a couple of nights a week, trivia night, movie night, the entertainment goes on and on. We, Jason and Holly, miss the staff, already, especially Martha, her smile, and entertaining conversation,

Visited January 2014
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Bananarama03, Owner at Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Jason and Holly,

Thank you for letting us know what a great job our bartenders are doing. They are all amazing and do such a great job! I will let them all know you said hello and please come see us again soon!
Sincerely,
Louis
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