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The Turtle Shack

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Calabash Bight, Roatan, Honduras
+504 8950-7588
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Atlanta, Georgia
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203 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Locals gather here on Thursdays for great conversation, great company, and good pizza. Plenty of drinks and great setting. Accessible by boat only as this is the clubhouse for the Turtle Grass Marina. But hire a water taxi if needed...this place is worth the visit. Mark and Lori are gracious, helpful, and eager to accommodate this emerging eatery. Note that... More 

Thank 2395Deb
John W, Manager at The Turtle Shack, responded to this review

Hi Guys.. So people know - Mark & Laurie are no longer at the turtle Shack - It's John & Lucy that are operating the shack and the Marina now :-). I haven't been able to get into the administration of this site to change that yet. Thanks for the great review. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Great... More 

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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

The turtle shack is a great place to grab a bite between dives or for your evening at a really affordable price! Personally I liked 2 for 1 pizza Mondays! Because I took one back to our condo for late noght snacking!

Thank Chris E
New Palestine, Indiana
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2012

The food was pub style, very good & reasonable priced.

Thank df12153
Largo, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2012

Mark and Lori run an excellent restaurant providing excellent food for a good price. Mark can provide you with some of his locally brewed beer or a lass of pineapple wine...TASTY!

Thank Kent T
Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2012

What a lovely place! We enjoyed the whole experience. The boat ride over there was beautiful, motoring through the mangroves. The food was superb. The view from the restaurant was gorgeous. The owners were so welcoming.... but most of all I loved the homemade beer and wines. Just fantastic all around. Turtle grass is a must-try if you head to... More 

1 Thank kwajalein92
Easthampton, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2012

Four of us set out on our lunch journey to Turtle Shack. We hopped in the car, and drove out to Oak Ridge, and we were met at the dock promptly by Jimmy, a boat taxi driver, and had a nice boat ride to Turtle Shack. The boat ride was 240 limp(US$12) for four of us round trip. If you... More 

1 Thank HandRIslandAdventure
Roatan, Honduras
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Enjoy a little adventure and sightseeing with your lunch plans - bring your camera. Take Jimmy's boat taxi across Oak Ridge Bight & Fiddlers Bight, seeing over the water houses and shops with pull-up boat parking. Pass through little Mangrove tunnels to each of the Bights to arrive at Calabash Bight. The Turtle Shack has screened in seating overlooking the... More 

1 Thank RoatanMizLiz
Roatan, Honduras
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2012

The Turtle Shack is a fun dining experience. The location at Turtlegrass in Calabash Bight is water access only but a water taxi takes you from Oak Ridge through Oak Ridge Harbor, Pandy Town, Fiddler's Bight & a pretty mangrove canal to Calabash. The owners, Mark & Lori, serve up something different every Tuesday and Thursday and are full of... More 

1 Thank L W
Sioux Lookout, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

TURTLE GRASS CAFE An experience you don't want to miss! This newly opened restaurant is located on the eastern end of Roatan Honduras in Calabash Bight. The open air screened in cafe overlooks the sparkling clear water of the Caribbean Sea. Sailboats bob up and down with the cool breeze. A wonderful relaxing encounter you don't want to miss! It... More 

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Lambchop B, Owner at The Turtle Shack, responded to this review

Thank you Llyn for your review! I hope you will visit us again soon! It truly is a unique experience, away from the tourist spots and into the old island world. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
US$7 - US$8
Cajun & Creole, International
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calabash Bight, Roatan, Honduras
  • Location: Central America  >  Honduras  >  Bay Islands  >  Roatan
  • Phone Number: +504 8950-7588
The Turtle Shack is located in Calabash Bight, Roatan Island or "Out East" as some say. It is in a nice quiet area of the old Roatan community that has changed little in the past few hundred years. We have a wonderful view and an enjoyable atmosphere surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and the Bight (Bay) itself with Mangroves, birds, iguanas and our Furry Friends four Spanish Water Dogs. Just off the dock you can see the many sea creatures one of which are Queen Conch. The dining area is screened in for your comfort and there is an open deck to take in the view. The boat trip from Oak Ridge where our parking at Jesse's is a treat in itself. Come enjoy the good food, Micro Brewed Pale Ale (think Newcastle) and a Pineapple wine made on premises along with a Mango Tango wine cooler for those with a taste for sweeter wine.The parking is 20 Lempiras, the boat transport is 120 Lempiras per person or a group rate of 240 Lempiras for three or more (exchange rate app. 19 Lempiras to 1 USD).

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