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“Iconic Florida Keys Must Try Restaurant”
Review of Green Turtle Inn

Green Turtle Inn
Ranked #13 of 98 Restaurants in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 6 June 2018

On the South end of Islamorada, right on US1 is the historical Green Turtle Inn. One of the longest standing restaurants in the Upper Keys, and a must do place for someone coming to Key Largo or Islamorada.

They have a huge variety of options on the menu. I've been there several times and tried a few things. The beef raviol has been one of my favorites! The flavors are amazing! I've ordered a burger that was flippin awesome too. I think it had duck in it, or foie gras, but it was so good too. I'm not a huge fan of their "famous" meatloaf. Its supposed to be a fan fave, but the bbq sauce was a little overpowering, and it had a lot of it.

Our service has been consistently pretty good. Its a very casual restaurant with pictures all over the wall of people who have caught fish in the Keys. The atmosphere is nice. Popular with the locals, but not a "local bar". It can get busy, but the staff seem to be on it, and we've never had to wait more than a couple minutes for a table.

When you're done with dinner, get the dessert! Any dessert is fine, just get one!

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Thank jffknapp
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience at the Green Turtle Inn. We were two couples and everyone enjoyed their meal. Food and salads were fresh and the service was pleasant.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

We have a home nearby and hadn’t been to the Green Turtle for dinner in awhile. We gave it a shot with elderly in-laws and a 4-year-old. First, atmosphere-it’s a loud and fairly rambunctious place. The night we were there a free raffle was going on, which added some excitement. The main dining room is painfully loud, especially for those with hearing issues. We lucked out and sat on the back porch which has only about 4 tables.. If you like quiet, that’s the place to be. There’s also a small back ‘garden’ with about 8 tables.
Our server was super pleasant, Amir from Jamaica. Personable, knowledgeable, excellent. Look for him!
Drinks were good, though my husband couldn’t get his first pick because they were out of basil. The bartender did come out to the table to explain and offer some other suggestions, which I thought was a nice touch.
Everyone enjoyed their food and we had a range of turtle soup, Caesar salad, lobster Mac, ribs, chicken fingers, and tilefish. The kids chicken fingers were surprisingly delicious. The lobster Mac was probably the least exciting thing. Very rich but light on lobster and a little bland. You can’t go wrong with anything in the fish corner. So delicious!
Entrees range from mid-$20s to high-$40s so it’s not an inexpensive night out. But it’s a very nice meal and we’ll be back.

Thank GoFishGirl
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Really great food and drinks. We ordered the small plates and it was still a lot of food! The shrimp, was delicious so was the catch of the day.

Thank melwen41
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We love the Turtle. Everything is very consistent except for maybe the service sometimes behind the bar. But overall this is a great restaurant with great food!

Thank Barry B
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