I first ate at Turtle Kraals in 1995 and loved the restaurant. I continued to eating their each and every time I visited Key West. The food was always wonderful and you were served a large amount. However, upon eating there just one week ago while in Key West, it was like eating at a totally different restaurant. It was so greasy that my stomach began to ache almost immediately and what used to be a dish with a lot of shrimp & scallops had dwindled to 2 shrimp and 2 scallops. Unfortunately, I do not plan to visit TK with my next trip.
They used to be oh-so-good, but now? It's just passable. I was one of their biggest fans for many years, but now everytime I go there, I get some sort of stomach upset or food poisoning. What went wrong? And where are the old recipes from 12 years ago? They used to have THE BEST homemade key lime rum pie!
Very disappointed in their food service food appetizers. Nothing like I expected considering the other reviews. The prices were not in line with the food they were offering, some of it wasn't fresh and the portions were small. The only thing I did like was their local special, grillled oysters. Delicious, but puny. Served draft beer in dirty glasses, huge chunk of food left on it. The service was excellent. You make the choice.
always feel like i have returned home when i go to key west. love the turtle kraals. they have a salad there that is to die for. conch salad makes my knees shake when i think of it. real neat dress and jewelry shop right next door too. i find the most unusual things there. can,t wait to go back. first place i,m gonna eat at.
I go here everytime I go to Key West. I found it by accident the first time and have been going back ever since. The bartenders and servers are friendly, down to earth, good people. I always feel relaxed and welcome here. The Beer is cold, the food is some of the best in Key West and more affordable than some of the Duval St Tourist traps. When I have friends or family from out of town I take them to Turtle Kraals and we always enjoy it.
Turtle Kraals offers a wonderfull quite breakfast experiance, the quite mornings watching the marina wake up energize the soul.
The strongest recomendation of a Turtle Kraal breakfast is you will find most if not all the local law enforcement enjoying breakfast there.
The BABY'S coffee alone is worth the trip!
Turtal Kraals is a great place to have dinner and drinks. The food there is wonderful and fresh. My partner and I love to eat there and get a table on the water, what a beautiful view. I would suggest putting this one on your must do list!!!