"Coconut French toast

w/ banana is beyond excellent and they carry fresh juice, strong coffee and sport great service.

Sweet pecan rolls are a must have.

This place is a gem!!!!"
Islamorada dining and offsite catering- The Green Turtle Inn, FL Keys.


Islamorada restaurants are known to be filled with smiling sun-browned faces sharing stories of their days on the water.

Islamorada Fishing is considered some of the best. in the world. After a great day on the water bring us the one that didn't get away! We'll cook your catch - just the way you like it - and we'll do all the clean up!

Sound good?

"For my taste the Inn had the best key lime pie.  Until the Green Turtle pie I never understood the world's fascination with key lime (pie). 

I understand now."

Culinary Quarters - Recipes  

Green Turtle Inn Florida Keys; Islamorada restaurants will “cook your catch” so anglers who’ve had a great day of Islamorada fishing dine on the ones that didn’t get away.

Do try this at home


Each month out chefs will share some recipes from our Islamorada Florida Keys kitchen.


These recipes are great for entertaining. But...if it's a big group or you're planning a Florida     Keys wedding - ask about our offsite catering. Let us prepare a menu to make your event sensational.


Recipe Archives

Spirited Warm Apple Cider


It's getting cool outside these days so why not enjoy a warm fall favorite.  Easy to make and delicious.


2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup Peach Schnapps
1/4 cup Triple Sec (orange-flavored liqueur)
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground nutmeg

Pour the apple cider, orange juice, schnapps, triple sec, cinnamon, and nutmeg into a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low, and cook for 20 minutes. Serve hot.


Fancy it up: Serve in hollowed out apple cups.



Perfect, Simple Roasted Turkey


Thanksgiving and the holidays are fast approaching so here are three of my holiday favorites.  Don't let roasting a turkey intimidate you. Just follow this simple recipe and you can't go wrong.  Remember that all ovens cook a little differently so keep an eye on your bird as you go.

1 (18 pound) whole turkey
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 1/2quarts turkey stock


Remember to completely thaw your turkey before you roast it or you will have a "raw in the middle and burned on the outside" bird.


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Place rack in the lowest position of the oven.
Remove the turkey neck and giblets, rinse the turkey, and pat dry with paper towels.  Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in the roasting pan. Loosely fill the body cavity with stuffing.  Rub the skin with the softened butter, and season with salt and pepper. Position an aluminum foil tent loosely over the turkey.

Place turkey in the oven, and pour 2 cups turkey stock into the bottom of the roasting pan. Baste all over every 30 minutes with the juices on the bottom of the pan. Whenever the drippings evaporate, add stock to moisten them, about 1 to 2 cups at a time. Remove aluminum foil after 2 1/2 hours.


Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh reads 165 degrees - about 4 hours.


Transfer the turkey to a large serving platter, and let it stand for at least 20 to 30 minutes before carving.

Sweet Potato Casserole

It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it.
5 sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup low fat margarine
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 pinches ground cinnamon
1 (10.5 ounce) package miniature marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Boil sliced sweet potatoes in water until tender. Drain.


In a large bowl, blend the potatoes until creamy. Stir in the butter, brown sugar, orange juice to taste and a dash of ground cinnamon.

Spread the sweet potato mixture into a 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle the miniature marshmallows over the top and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.








If you're here in the FL Keys or planning to visit soon; visit our menus and our wine list to read about what we have to tempt you with here in our Islamorada restaurant.


For reservations call us at 305.664.2006 or book a table on line here.


Island Catering-

Islamorada Catering & Florida Keys Weddings


Interested in our offsite catering for special events and Florida Keys Weddings? Get tempted here:
Catering  Islamorada Catering Menus

An Islamorada restaurant favorite: Warm Apple cider is part of our  Islamorada catering menu fare for Florida Keys Weddings and special events.





Islamorada restaurants Kaiyo Grill and Green Turtle join forces to create perfect Florida Keys weddings with fare like Roasted Turkey and more seasonal favorites.

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Green Turtle Inn, an Islamorada FL Keys restaurant offers up a great recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole.

Green Turtle featured recipes




Do you know that

"The Turtle" along with our       sister restaurant offer

offsite Islamorada catering?

We cater memorable

group gatherings,

Florida Keys weddings and corporate banquets.


Learn more about

Island Catering here.






Islamorada restaurant news: The Turtle's Grouper Ceviche was featured. Visit this link for the recipe!