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Turtle Kraals

231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
+1 305-294-2640
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“ceviche” (204 reviews)
“ribs” (68 reviews)
“coconut rice” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Cuban, American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
231 Margaret St, Key West, FL 33040-6639
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We sat on the upper deck and had great service (thanks Matt) and great food. Looking out over the harbor we enjoyed refreshing drinks and fresh seafood. The only negative? They stopped serving popcorn with their fresh ceviche! Just how are we we supposed to...More

Thank Respect329
Reviewed 4 days ago

Located in the historic area known as Historic Seaport district, Turtle Kraals is next to the Key West Bight Marina. It is very close to Mallory Square, part of its lure. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 p.m., Turtle Kraals hosts box turtle races....More

Thank Allen21096
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This wonderful old building is a little hard to fine along the docks but well worth the hunt to find it. The place is right off the Marina. The food was good and the won my favorite drink of the trip...Key Lime Margarita..Yummy! The fish...More

Thank Mels49
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for dinner before the sunset. Perhaps it was due to it being Sunday night, but the place was pretty much empty. We chose to eat upstairs. Three service was fine, and the food tasted okay. We did both feel the bartender was a...More

Thank Dan A
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry that you had a lackluster experience but we hope you'll give us another chance. This time of year the tower bar can tend to be a bit quieter until after sunset since the heat...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I'm sad to report that the deep- dish nachos were very disappointing. The dish was layered with refried beans, a layer of colby-jack cheese, then dollops of sour cream, guacamole, black olives and fresh jalapeños. The layer of colby-jack cheese on top was difficult to...More

Thank Kimberley S
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're happy to hear we could muddle up a delicious mojito for you! Sorry that the nachos didn't live up to the same level though. It sounds like our guys either put too much cheese (is that a thing?) or didn't keep it in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great experience here. Seafood is fresh, service is excellent (thanks Robin) and scenery is gorgeous! I would highly recommend!

Thank Felicia T
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're passing the praise on to Robin now. Glad she could show you a good time and make a lasting memory for you all. We certainly hope you'll stop in and see her again!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very delicious fish tacos and oysters! Great eating by the dock and gulf. Would eat there again. Friendly waiter.

Thank Joan H
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dinner from the food and service to the view! We always enjoy hearing these compliments. Come back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great happy hour prices, great service, great food. Views of the marina. Can't beat it!! Turtle races on MWF

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

Thanks for the high praise! We really appreciate it. We hope that we'll be seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had some of the best wings ever! Are smoked and fall off the bone! Delicious and had them with the voodoo sauce, not too spicy all. Jack was a great bartender, very informative and friendly,

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

Yay! We love our wings too! We smoke 'em and grill 'em (and never fry 'em) to delicious perfection. We'll be sure to tell Jack that you enjoyed his style behind the bar. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The best ceviche anywhere! Nick and Dean are awesome - great service! Sit at the Tower Bar and watch the sunset....such a great setting and place!!More

Thank evanb596
Dean W, Manager at Turtle Kraals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for the compliments on the ceviche and the service! We're very proud of our ceviche so it brings us joy to hear how much people enjoy it. We'll make sure that Nick knows about the shoutout too. (I'm pretty sure Dean already...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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