Fodor's Expert Review Turtle Kraals

$$ Old Town Seafood

Named for the kraals, or corrals, where sea turtles were once kept until they went to the cannery, this place calls to mind the island's history. The lunch–dinner menu offers an assortment of marine cuisine that includes seafood enchiladas, mesquite-grilled fish of the day, and mango crab cakes. The slow-cook wood smoker results in wonderfully tender ribs, brisket, mesquite-grilled oysters with Parmesan and cilantro, and a mesquite-grilled chicken sandwich. The open restaurant overlooks the marina at the Historic Seaport. Turtle races entertain during happy hour on Monday and Friday at 6 pm.

Seafood Views Casual Lunch Dinner $$ Family

Quick Facts

231 Margaret St.
Key West, Florida  33040, USA


Known For:
  • Wood-smoked entrées as good as the fish
  • Happy-hour turtle races
  • Location overlooking the Historic Seaport

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