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Turtle Kraals

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (202 reviews)
“ribs” (67 reviews)
“coconut rice” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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1 - 10 of 1,316 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I stopped here twice on my recent trip to Key West, once for lunch and once for drinks. The only reason they got an average rating was because of the day I came for drinks. It was at the bar around 11am and I think...More

Thank Derek E
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're glad to hear that Zach showed you all a good time and gave you a good first impression. We're disappointed that your second visit didn't keep that vibe going. I have talked with our chef about the chicken and we currently season with salt...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the restaurant for the eclectic atmosphere, but the food was only average. Don't bother with the ceviche. We sent it back due to frozen shrimp and the taste of watered down shrimp cocktail sauce. My fried shrimp and the crab cakes were very good....More

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

Thanks for taking the time to share your voice. We're sorry that you didn't enjoy the Caribbean Shrimp Cocktail Ceviche; it's one of our crowd favorites so we're surprised to hear that we missed the mark this time. We're known for our ceviches so this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great establishment, and our server Chris was great! He was attentive, funny, and all around swell guy. He pointed out good beers and food to me and my family, and even told us stuff about certain boats in the marina. The atmosphere was amazing and...More

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

Thanks for the stellar review of Turtle Kraals and of Chris! We'll pass the compliments on to him. We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dinners and we hope you'll be back to join us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the rooftop bar with my girlfriend on a recent Friday afternoon. Great view of the seaport... we were able to see what I assume were naval paratroopers being dropped from an aircraft off in the distance. Bar was not very crowded, service was...More

Thank David H
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in the tower bar. We're pretty proud of being the only rooftop bar with such a great view of the harbor and we're happy that you noticed it. Do come back and give us another try...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not our favorite haunt while in paradise but the drinks and happy are good. Will say the wings were good and meaty. Would not recommend the calamari though.

Thank Daniel B
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our drinks and wings. Now we just need to make ourselves your favorite spot! Come back next time you're in paradise!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We overlooked the harbor, which was lovely. I had the Cuban sandwich and my husband had the fish tacos. Both were very good. A little pricey but par for Key West.

Thank 555loveflorida
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us and we're happy that you enjoyed the view and your meal. We hope you'll join us again next time you're in Key West!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during happy hour (4.30-6.30). Collect your turtle race ticket from the bartender at 6.45 and watch turtle race outside on Mon & Fri at 7 pm. The race we saw lasted less than a minute.

Thank spiewaa
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We promise that those turtles aren't on steroids but they are quick some days. Other days, they seem to go on forever! We're glad you had a good time though!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are turtle people and so this is our favorite spot while in KW. We love going on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to see the turtles race and try to win a cash prize! The wings are awesome. Get the voodoo sauce! It's Carolina style....More

Thank Lisa Renee B
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love to hear from return visitors so thank you for coming back again and again! Thanks for the compliment on our wings and the shoutout to Cora as well. We'll make sure she knows that she has loyal fans out there. We're sorry that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the guys in our group caught fish and we took to Turtle Kraals. We got 2 sides in the set up and they fried, grilled, and blackened their fish. Great cooking job, excellent waitress. Would go back again!

Thank Mamab2425
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad to hear that we were able to turn your fresh catch into a great meal! Thanks for letting us know and we can't wait to see you next time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came for happy hour to see the view. Love that the have the upstairs. Half price beers and well drinks. Nice spot to sit and enjoy the view.

Thank Sandra P
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your happy hour in the tower. It really is such a great spot and the happy hour deals are some of the best in town. We hope that you'll be back to see us again next time!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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