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The Turtle Restaurant

514 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801
+1 325-646-8200
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“gelato” (16 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Mediterranean
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514 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Big city tastes in Brownwood, Tx. (Heart of Texas). Must stop spot in town. True talent. Top notch wine list (Gauchezco Argentine wine) with special unique liquor options (whiskey, absinthe, mescal, milk punch). Amazing local food: veal, lamb & heart land beef. Home made pasta....More

Thank ppasque
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We took our adult son there for a birthday dinner, and we had reservations. The waitress must be new because I know of no other explanation. She didn't ask what we'd like to drink; she just wanted our menu order. We wanted to order from...More

1  Thank windmills
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

I just hate reviews like this because it means I haven't done my job well. Yes she is a new server who needs a great deal of polishing. I have been behind in updating our wine list because of our staff turn over. So, these...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

It's a trendy place in the middle of Brownwood Texas. Not the place you would expect to have such gourmet food. The burgers are delicious and the gelato yummy. Expect to pay a bit more for your food. It's a chef driven restaurant but I...More

Thank Yodatravel
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at The Turtle on our way to Austin. Extensive wine/beverage list, lovely fresh menu and great gelato. Not too many vegetarian choices though. Definitely will return again next time we pass through!

Thank Debbie G
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for the compliments. I hope that by the time you return our new gelato case is in service. We are looking forward to having 12 flavors again. If you need vegetarian dishes, please call us and we will prepare something as you wish!

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were first to arrive for dinner service, eventually only one other table was occupied on a Thursday evening. We ordered wine but the bottle was not available so we settled for one glass each which, at $13 per glass was barely drinkable. The chef...More

Thank mrsc_5000
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

I am sorry you were disappointed in your selections. I am showing this review to our staff and we will address your criticisms which I value. When you say over loaded, what do you mean? That there was too much on the plate, too much...More

Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Had a great birthday lunch here. The building and decor are worth the visit alone. Lunch was excellent and thanks so much to our waitress who talked us through the mind boggling gelato selection! A memorable trip for all the right reasons.More

Thank Joolsp67
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2017

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you visited us a while ago because our gelato case it broken. We've ordered a new one and are very excited about it's arrival, new technology, beautiful lighting and we think it will keep out gelato...More

Reviewed 14 January 2017

A must, when you travel to Brownwood!! The Pizza, the cocktails, the brunch..all fabulous!! Kitchen is a little slow, but worth the wait! You will not be sorry!!

1  Thank Aishlinghd
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

After looking for something different in Brownwood, The Turtle was perfect. The menu was diverse and the staff was pleasant. We enjoyed the hummus plate to start along with the mushroom soup. For dinner we had the Apricot stuffed pork loin, the rabbit and the...More

Thank Phoebe F
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Thank you so much for you comments. The stuffed pork is one of my personal favorites. It will be hard to let go of it when we switch to our spring menu. We look forward to your return.

Reviewed 21 December 2016

My friend and I had an excellent time at Turtle. We had dined at Ellerbe's in FW, Stamped 66,Smoke,and Bolsa in Dallas and did not expect that level of dining in Brownwood. Kudos to those good souls who fed us that sultry August night. We...More

Thank keithbF9171UL
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

Thank you for the compliments. I have recalled with enjoyment your visit many times. Please remind me of the name of the time travel movie. I started to watch it but was called away and now I don't remember the title. We all look forward...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Since Bubba left the food just hasn't been the same! We have continued to go back when invited by friends or family but we won't be going there on our own any longer.More

Thank zingjig2015
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2016

We are very excited to announce that we have hired a new chef, Jim Miller from Dallas, Texas. Chef Miller moved here last week and is in the process of learning our kitchen and revamping the menu and dishes. He has over 30 years of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brownwood
  • Phone Number: +1 325-646-8200
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At the Turtle we cherish delicious food and good conversation; their key ingredients to happiness. Woven into our ethos is a desire for good wines and food that echo the terroir to share with our guests. Everything is prepared from scratch using local ingredients whenever possible. There are no TVs in our establishment. The focus is on good food in a warm casual atmosphere.
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