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Turtle Kraals

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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
11:00 - 22:00
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped here after 4 hours on the boat. We ate on the upstairs deck where we had a great view of the water. There were 6 of us and our varied lunches were all great. Their mixed drinks were great and have a good selection of beers. A very relaxed atmosphere and the wait staff could not have been... More 

Thank Keepingbusynow
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent a great afternoon sitting on the second level of Turtle Kraals. It's a great viewing spot for the Manatees that can be seen in the harbor. The conch fritters were yummy, and the Key West ceviche was fantastic! Great beer list, great ambiance.

Thank lauraeabraham
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped by Turtle Kraals for happy hour and ate upstairs. Really nice view and we ended up splurging for the ceviche flight. When you're from the midwest and don't get a lot of fresh seafood, it sounded too good to pass up. It didn't disappoint. The different flavors were very good. We also got the conch fritters. Again, good.... More 

Thank pops_porter
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in the tower bar. The ceviche flight is one of our favorite things on the menu so we're glad you went for it! Next time, tell us about that margarita and we'll gladly fix it or get you something else. Nobody wants alcohol in front of them that they can't drink!... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an amazing experience at Turtle Kraals! The synopsis is I was there three separate times in one day with friends. We arrived around noon & got the Bloody Boar to drink, and for a snack peel & eat shrimp. Scrumptious. The bloody had infused bacon vodka, great mix & garnished with olives, limes & bacon with a seasoned rimmed... More 

Thank Kristin K
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

What an incredible review! Thank you so much for taking the time to detail your day at Turtle Kraals. We'll let Cora and Jack know how great of an experience you gave them (and how great Jack's socks are.) We're very glad to hear that all the drinks and snacks we're a hit. We can't wait for your next visit... More 

Davenport, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place we happened to come on. Bakon Vodka! Who knew? The bacon Bloody Mary was absolutely delicious. We had some calamari and pretzel bites and they were very good! Thank you for the awesome service as well!

Thank smcfall71
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Everybody loves bacon! Glad to hear that you enjoyed everything, especially the service! Come back and get another Bloody Boar soon! More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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159 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sit outside by the water and order what ever you like. Ceviche is a standard setter and the corn on the cob is the side of choice here. Of course a mojito goes well with everything here. Service is premium.

Thank SaddlePoor
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

What a great review! Thanks for helping out future Turtle Kraals visitors by highlighting a few of our specialties. You forgot to mention the fish tacos though! Hope to see you next time you're visiting the Keys! More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our fishing trip, my son and I were hungry for some conch fritters- excellent. Hadn't been here before- but will return. Ceviche was very good. Our neighbors raved about the ribs. You can omit the bacon flavored bloody mary

Thank Fred H
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a such a solid review! We appreciate it and we're glad to hear that you all enjoyed everything. Just so you know, if you're fishing trip is successful, we're able to cook your catch for you. We'll see you next time you're in the area! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down our favorite place in Key West! 8 day vacation and we made it a point to stop there at least once a day. Almost every time we averaged a group of 8-10 people, always managed to find a place in the Tower to accommodate us. NICK was working the Tower bar EVERY time we were here and was... More 

Thank Stephanie D
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

I think all of these reviews have given Nick tenure at Turtle Kraals! Don't tell him that though! We're ecstatic that you guys joined us throughout your vacation. Tell your friends and we'll see you next time you're on vacation! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Key West for 8 days and visited the Turtle Kraals Tower Bar 7 of those days. Our server Nick welcomed us as if we were regular customers from visit 1 to visit 7. His experience in the service industry was blatant, as was his helpfulness with explaining or suggesting certain drinks or meals. We will certainly be back. Thanks... More 

Thank Herman M
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Wow! We see a lot of return customers but that might be a record. Once again, we'll let Nick know how much you enjoyed his service. For your next visit, his only day off is Wednesday. See you then! More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the fish tacos. Great service and Nick the bartender is the man. Incredible service and always a pleasant time. Highly recommend. Nick makes the best Tower Lemonade. Try it

Thank Stu S
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Nick's head is getting big with all of these great reviews but we're not complaining! Thanks so much for your high regards. We hope you're back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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