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The Turtle

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514 Center Ave, Brownwood, TX 76801-2810
+1 325-646-8200
11:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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El Paso, TX
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 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 has a very heavy hand with the herbs, the spaghetti with meatballs was so overloaded... More 

Thank mrsc_5000
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

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 sauce. I am interested to hear more as we do want you to be satisfied. More 

Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Joolsp67
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

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 in much better condition. Only 6 more weeks. Meanwhile we have a small portable case... More 

katy Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 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!!

Thank Aishlinghd
North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 sirloin strip. All came out excellent! The sides were also very well done. Crispy Brussels... More 

Thank Phoebe F
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

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. More 

Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 21 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 had an excellent dining expierience from appetizer to entree to gelato. We spoke with Mary... More 

Thank keithbF9171UL
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

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 to your return. I have a new chef who is fantastic and an artist. More 

Brownwood, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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.

Thank zingjig2015
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

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 fine dining experience in the Dallas area and South Carolina, Florida and New England. You... More 

Brownwood, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 11 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 (sp) at lunch and it was in the $70.00 range. I will not go there... More 

Thank Ann W
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

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 you were charged $70.00 for any bottle of any sparkling wine here you were over... More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 23 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 review

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

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 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 arrived quickly, we realized that our order wasn't coming. We flagged down our waiter, who... More 

Thank Lynne M
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

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. More 

Boyd, Texas
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213 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife had the Turtle Burger with Swiss cheese, Bibb lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise on our challah roll, which was very good, I had the Lobster roll, served on a round bun that was as dry as West Texas in July and as HARD, very little dressing, the lobster was over cooked, it was like eating rubber, and finally my wife... More 

Thank B52Gunner
Mary S, Owner at The Turtle, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your sandwich and wish you had sent it back for something else. We would have been happy to replace it. I understand our chef did talk to your wife about the recipe and you did not mention your displeasure at that time when we could have replaced it with something else. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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