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The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar

139 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
+1 941-637-9477
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
139 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We often have to pick visitors up at the Punta Gorda Airport, due to the time of our visitors arrival, this time, dinner was a timely opportunity. Prior to pick up, I looked on line for a variety of dining options.. I’d found several on...More

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to celebrate our anniversary here based upon the reviews. It was our first visit. We were seated in an area where there happened to be one other couple only with a very loud young child not interested in sitting in a...More

Thank Jostianna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so impressed with the Blue Turtle that we might go out of our way on a West Coast Forida road trip just to return there. Wish it hadn't been pouring, the outdoor garden looked so-o-o romantic. Soups were delicious. Burgers beyond big.

Thank edwardsL6562GG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us dined at the Blue Turtle. Things started off badly when the waitress advised us that the restaurant had no bottles of the type of wine we ordered. They had to send out for some. there were several large parties there. We ordered...More

Thank Belinda B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I had made my reservation well in advance (3 weeks) told them where I would like to sit and time that we would be arriving, we waited an hour to get our table and it was not where I had asked to be seated, they...More

Thank Sheryl H
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Good wine and service. Not very busy considering. I think it’s because there’s no real happy hour. You need one if every place in town is doing it as well.

Thank hmartin1967
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

I stopped by the Blue Turtle on a business trip. The food was exceptional, and the environment was upscale but relaxed. It’s a cool, local place you shouldn’t skip if you’re in town. Also, I believe they have $1 PBR everyday.

Thank KCDE2017
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Several of us couples have stopped in for drinks a couple times. Full service bar. If you like PBT, they are $1 drafts all th time. Good atmosphere. Haven’t had the food yet, but people who have eaten there say it is good. It’s on...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 21 July 2018

This is our special "go to" restaurant. We had the rigatoni and gulf shrimp. Both entrees were excellent. The menu had a reasonable number of entrees to choose from, but it was not overwhelming. Wine selection was above average. This resturant is conveniently located about...More

Thank ugadawg1972
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely dinner with friends. Had mahi mahi. They did a nice job. Great atmosphere and really good food.

Thank Rjooms
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2 April 2018|
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Response from DeclanS | Reviewed this property |
Yes just ask the wait staff.
24 November 2017|
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Response from Kimberly D | Reviewed this property |
Blue Turtle opened again last night! Menu has changed somewhat, but as usual the food was delicious!!! They updated the front room of the restaurant and moved the live music in there, the rest seemed pretty much the same. I... More
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2 April 2015|
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Response from skip1941 | Reviewed this property |
Summer casual. Nice shorts, polo shirt, nice sandals and you'll fit in. If a gent wears a tie he won't be out of place.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-637-9477
  • E-mail
The Blue Turtle offer unique settings in each of its spaces. The impressive fireplace area is flanked with ceiling-high bookcases, reminiscent of an exclusive club. The Claw Bar area showcases the abundance of a coastal tavern spilling the day's catch on a massive bed of crushed lemon ice. And, ultimately, every guest will arrive at the spacious patio, spreading out from around a burbling fountain and twinkling lights. The patio's vine-covered walls define a secret garden and make it the perfect place to linger with a good beer or glass of wine and old friends.
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