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Turtle Kraals

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ceviche” (202 reviews)
“ribs” (74 reviews)
“coconut rice” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You will be feeling happy at happy hour here. We love Turtle Kraals for happy hour with oyster specials and a pound of stone crabs. The open air views of the marina and the turtle races make it one of our go to spots each...More

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice for lunch or dinner. We were promptly seated at a table with a lovely view by Betina. Robin came over right away to welcome us and get our cocktail order. The service and food are really good with a wonderful atmosphere. The menu...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife and I had skipped this restaurant last year when we came to Key West, so this year it was a must and we're glad we did. She got the crab stuffed lobster tail and I got the crab cakes and they were the best...More

1  Thank FullTimeTraveller51
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great review! Thank you and we're ecstatic to hear that you had such a great experience with us. Make sure you come and see us during your next visit to the sunny Florida Keys!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner. Large menu selections.For dessert we had warm banana bread served with ice cream,sliced strawberries and cream so good. They have live turtle races 3 times a week. Guests and locals have so much fun hoping the have the key that opens...More

Thank obamagal
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're happy to hear that Joanne gave you a great experience. We'll let her know about your review. Nice to see some love for the banana bread as well. Of course, our key lime pie gets all the glory but that banana bread is delicious!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just walked from NAS Key West and hot so hot. Stopped in at Turtle Kraals for historic experience. The mojito with pineapple vodka is very refreshing. Service is attentive and helpful. Decor is clean and well preserved.

Thank Lynn K
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience. We're glad you swung in for some refreshment after your walk! Thanks for noticing some of the history in the place and enjoying the service and ambience. We'll see you next time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a sunset cruise on February 1, 2018, twenty six of us headed to Turtle Kraals without a reservation. Thank you to Joann and Robin for such wonderful service. Friendly and efficient service with great food and drinks! Check out the Tower Bar for a...More

Thank Doug S
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're very happy that we were able to accommodate your group and that our servers took such great care of you! We know how difficult it can be to travel with large groups in Key West as there aren't too many spots that can get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Robin for our beautiful smiles and fast service . Thank you Max for taking the time with our family making all those drinks by order. We loved the atmosphere and 70s music playing through the warm key breeze . Food Get the fried...More

Thank summersalisburymd
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review and we're so glad we've been such a part of your Key West vacation! We let Robin and Max know about your shout out. We're pleased to hear that you've had such a great experience and we hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had fish tacos, she had chicken sandwich. Both good, just not great. The views overlooking the boat docks is where it's at. Service good.

Thank Jerry B
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Sorry to hear that the food wasn't 5-star level but we appreciate the feedback and always strive to go that extra step. We hope you'll come back next time your visiting the Florida Keys!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at this place when our boat arrived on 2/1/2018 and had a couple of drinks. Nice place near the terminal with good food and a great view of the marina.

Thank Alan F
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We're very pleased that we could give you your first taste of Key West and even more pleased to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Take care and we'll see you next time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by here a couple of times with friends while in Key West. Drinks were good but he service was slow as there was only one bartender for a rather large bar. We were there for the turtle race which was a lot of...More

Thank 854dougp
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you got to experience a Key West tradition with a good old turtle race! Thanks for stopping in a couple times. We'll see you for another turtle race again soon!

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Lisa M
1 February 2018|
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Response from Lanxlad | Reviewed this property |
I think there were vegetarian dishes on the menu, but not sure about vegan. The staff seemed ready and willing to help with menu items, but it wasn't crowded when we were there and they were not pressed. I'd suggest a... More
Thomas B
4 December 2017|
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Response from Tracey F | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I’d give them a call to check
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$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
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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