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231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
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Windsor, Ontario
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an early dinner (5:00), was able to get a great table on the deck. Ordered fish tacos, waitress recommend the snapper, it was good. A little pricey at $20 and $9 for a mojito, but it's Key West and to be expected. Ended up paying $50 for a drink, happy hour appetizer, entree & tip. Friend also ordered fish... More 

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

Thank you for the review! We're very glad to hear that you enjoyed everything and happy that we were able to fix that mistake quickly. We only use fresh fish for our dishes which dictates our prices but we offer quality and portions to match and keep our prices competitive with others in the harbor. We hope you'll be back... More 

Chipley, Florida
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and i stopped in on a food tour. Were given an alcoholic drink and a cup of conch chowder that was delicious! We missed the running of the turtles, but plan to try to catch it next time.

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

We're glad the pirate brought you in! Turtle races happen every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:00 sharp. Definitely catch them next time! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and location. Food was really good and tasty. They have plenty of option in seafood. The best key lime pie I have had.

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Thank N3605QBlaural
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and noticing how much fresh seafood we have available. We try to always keep three fresh catches as well as Florida lobster tails, scallops, and all of our delicious ceviches. We love our key lime pie too! See you next time! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was great, sea food was excellent, pricing was reasonable, but more importantly the view on the top deck was simply beautiful. We enjoyed it so much we had to go back a second time before we left Key West. I highly recommend this place for a nice easy lay back meal.

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Thank jaz239
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed everything. We will see you next time you're in the Keys! More 

Fair Haven, New Jersey
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277 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have long been fans of Turtle Kraals. It is right on the water, it's conch chowder is the best I have found, and the rest of the food is good. We stopped by this week for lunch with friends. We ordered guacamole from the apps list, conch chowder for four from the soups list and two sandwiches to split.... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We apologize for this experience. That absolutely is a mess and we will be speaking to our service staff about this. Thank you for letting us know where we can improve and we hope you'll continue to be loyal customers! More 

Chestertown, New York
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is right on the water and a nice place for lunch. The food and service are both OK. After lunch you can continue strolling along the water front and walk off lunch.

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Thank csquared49
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I wish I knew why you only gave us 3 stars because I don't see any complaints in your review. :-( If we can ever do anything to improve, just let us know! More 

Nashville, TN
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91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just stopped by at Turtle Kraals since we were early for our evening boat cruise on through Viator. The service at the bar was great served up quick and fast and when we were done we did not have to wait on our check. This is right on the boat dock so there is a lot of activity. A... More 

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Thank Boo325
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

It's great to hear how much you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope you enjoyed your cruise too. We can't wait to have you back! More 

Gladbrook, Iowa
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to sit on the deck and watch the marina. Wide selection of food. I had a chicken salad on a corn bread type biscuit. Large portion and very tasty. Good to try something different.

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Thank robkat72
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. For those that might be coming to visit us, that cornbread biscuit is actually an arepa, a Venezuelan corn cake. We take our delicious chicken salad and layer it open face on top of the arepa and then add mango, tomato, and avocado. It's great on a hot day! We hope you'll... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last day in town, spent a few hours at the Tower Bar. Great view, cold drinks & great advice on food options from Nick our bartender/waiter. The wings are smoked & perfectly prepared,...try the voodoo sauce.

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

Thanks for the review and the praise of Nick. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our wings; we think they're the best on the island! We'll be looking forward to your next visit! More 

Jax Beach
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended to our cycling group, and we were a little disappointed. We were told this was THE place to get oysters in Key West, but they were super small and way overpriced. I actually got conch fritters, coconut rice, and plantains, which were pretty good, but then I spent a lot of the afternoon sick on my... More 

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Thank thsmith1
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately, we had a handful of weeks when we were only getting small oysters due to the oyster beds that we source from. The supplier is now offering oysters that are almost the size of our palms, now. We hope that you'd come back and try these monsters! Concerning the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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