Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering – OuterBanks.com

Don’t let the small size of Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering fool you – inside this small restaurant that’s almost hidden along Oak Island Drive is a world of big flavors and an extensive menu that features a vibrant collection of fun and funky tropical fare. With a simple bit inviting interior, complete with built-in aquariums in the dining area, a fun bar for after-hours drinks, and a hefty array of dishes, Turtle Island will show any vacationing party just how tasty local and Caribbean-infused flavors can be.

Despite the restaurant’s modest size, the menu is surprisingly extensive, with a big range of appetizers, steamer options, pasta, Calabash-style fried seafood, house specialties, and a separate sandwiches and kids’ menu. The restaurant is designed for Low Country seafood fans, with a big selection of dishes that can be shucked, peeled, or just enjoyed with a knife and fork. For something a little more creative, try the Caribbean Grouper, the Jamaican Jerked Pork Rib-eyes, or the Low Country shrimp and grits, which combine local flavors and ingredients with a taste of the tropics. With a good collection of the basics, and plenty of new dishes to try, Turtle Island Restaurant & Catering is a great option for pleasing a range of palettes.

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