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Green Turtle Inn Restaurant Review: You might mistake this restaurant on the Overseas Highway in Islamorada for a motel at first glance. The Art Deco flashing neon sign above it reads: “Sid & Roxie’s Green Turtle Inn” (complete with an illustrated turtle). It looks like a roadside inn straight out of the 1950s, and its campy charm may just prompt you to pull over and check it out. In fact, back in 1947, that’s exactly what it was. Today, you can’t stay the night and you can’t order its namesake dish, turtle soup and turtle steaks (the species is protected now), but the restaurant and the atmosphere remains. At lunchtime, expect classic Keys dishes, like smoked fish dip and mahi and Cuban sandwiches served with a twist. Entrées get more sophisticated come dinnertime with fresh caught fish “a la Roxie” with jumbo lump crab, tomato, onion and beurre blanc or “a la Sid” with Florida spiny lobster, orange ginger, vanilla and butter sauce.