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The Turtle

) #6 of 48 Restaurants in Brownwood $$ - $$$
514 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801-2810
+1 325-646-8200
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good15%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (13 reviews)
“bread” (7 reviews)
“rabbit” (3 reviews)
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514 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801-2810
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Reviewed 12 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, 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, 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, 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, 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 20 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, 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, 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

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Food is usually good with a variety of dishes but WAY TOO EXPENSIVE. Even with a dinner for 2 costing well over $100.00 one has to pay for bread. The wine list is extremely expensive also. A group of girls ordered a bottle of Proseco...More

Thank Ann W
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

We have something on our wine list for nearly every budget. I would like to see your receipt because there are NO bottles of prosecco on our wine list for $70. The lowest priced bottle is $20. and the highest priced bottle is $63. If...More

Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great service and a lovely meal, will go again the next time we drive through. Great selection of outstanding wines.

Thank Vicki V
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2016

Thank you for the complement. We look forward to serving you every time you travel through Brownwood.

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I dined here this evening. We were the first customers of the evening. We ordered drinks and appetizers. The appetizers came right away, but the drinks did not. We also ordered dinner. Other folks arrived and placed orders and when their drinks...More

Thank Lynne M
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016

I am very sorry my waitstaff let you down. I am showing your review to them during the shift meeting and I will address this issues. Thank you for alerting me to your experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Lunch, 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, Full Bar, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801-2810
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Brownwood
  • Phone Number: +1 325-646-8200
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Your destination for food prepared from locally available seasonal ingredients. Slow Food is also simply about taking the time to slow down and to enjoy life with family and friends.

We at The Turtle try to provide a place to relax and enjoy the conversation of your family and friends while celebrating the diversity of the earth's bounty. So, no TV!

Our menu changes with the seasons in order to provide you with the freshest possible produce and a variety of taste experiences. We are making every effort to support local growers and encourage our customers to direct us to new sources.

Everything here is made from scratch. We offer casual items such as Akaushi burgers, thin crust pizzas at night, and Prime USDA steaks. You'll fine classic American food, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine and the odd Asian dish from time to time. We love all kinds of food and celebrate it's diversity.
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