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Green Turtle Inn

81219 Overseas Hwy. (MM 81) Send to Phone
The vintage neon turtle sign may make motorists on the Overseas Highway brake, but they stay for cracked conch, steaks and turtle cheesecake.


Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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Green Turtle Inn Restaurant Review

: The neon turtle sign flashes “Sid & Roxie’s Green Turtle Inn” next to what 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, it was an inn run by Sid and Roxie Siderious that attracted motorists on the newly built Overseas Highway. Today, you can’t stay the night but you can start the day with sticky buns or cracked conch and eggs and check out old photos of the one-time cannery on wood-paneled walls. Lunch brings the famous turtle chowder (made with farm-raised fresh water turtles as sea turtles are protected), shrimp ‘n’ grits, burgers and fish sandwiches with Parmesan tater tots. Come dinnertime, there’s steaks, Maine lobster, hearts of palm salad with melon and prosciutto, bacon-crusted pork chops, and jumbo lump crab with beurre blanc. End with turtle cheesecake or Key lime pie with macadamia and rice crispy crust.

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