A new place to make old friends – hospitality defines every room.
Punta Gorda seafood restaurant Blue Turtle Tavern is a classic coastal tavern where gracious hospitality unites good friends with great food. From chef to server, from barkeep to busser, the Blue Turtle staff is welcoming and hospitable. The Blue Turtle brings together chefs and guests who appreciate quality ingredients, excellent preparation, and inviting presentations served in a relaxed atmosphere that beckons back time after time. Blue Turtle hospitality is special but it’s not only for special occasions. The historic red-brick tavern on Marion Avenue at the heart of the city’s dining district is relaxed and friendly. It’s the gracious downtown spot that says you’re where you want to be and you’re always glad you came. The Blue Turtle feels like a gracious home with many rooms. From its recessed, red-brick entrance on Marion Avenue to its famous fireplace lounge, the coastal tavern’s mood says sit, relax, and stay a while – no rush; no pressure. For the times when it’s all about the beer and the cheer, the Blue Turtle’s classic club ambiance welcomes guests to pull up a comfortable chair and join the hospitality. The Blue Turtle offers unique settings in each of its spaces. The impressive fireplace area is flanked with ceiling-high bookcases, reminiscent of an exclusive club. The Claw Bar area showcases the abundance of a coastal tavern spilling the day’s catch on a massive bed of crushed lemon ice. And, ultimately, every guest will arrive at the spacious patio, spreading out from around a burbling fountain and twinkling lights. The patio’s vine-covered walls define a secret garden and make it the perfect place to linger with a good beer or glass of wine and old friends. Every area of the Blue Turtle – from breezy patio to customizable interior venues – offers the perfect setting for the enjoyment of great service and dining. The Blue Turtle atmosphere makes it your place – the place where friends stop in after work, catch up over lunch, and meet to stop the clock and enjoy gracious hospitality.