Green Turtle Inn
Islamorada, FL
Legendary Florida Keys Favorites
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There are places that define a town, and Green Turtle Inn is one of them. An anchor in Florida Keys’ Islamorada, also known as “the fishing capitol of the world,” it’s been defining the laid-back yet memorable regional coastal cuisine for more than 50 years with specialties like turtle chowder, conch chowder, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, and key lime pie. Their legacy of fine cuisine is built on the freshest, mostly organic, local ingredients, sourcing responsibly from the sea, and serving all their customers a taste of the relaxed, incomparable, sun-drenched hospitality of the Florida Keys.

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About The Food

The Turtle’s passion for food starts with sourcing; where they use local, sustainable and organically grown ingredients whenever possible, and participate in Safe Harbor Certified fish procurement. The results are an authentic taste of the Keys. While they’re most famous for their turtle chowder (made with Louisiana snapping turtle), their conch chowder is equally spectacular, while their meatloaf - stuffed with mushrooms, wrapped in thick cut Applewood Bacon, and glazed with a tomato BBQ sauce - is a legend in itself. No Green Turtle experience is complete without their macadamia nut and rice crispy crusted key lime pie. Fortunately, we ship that, too!

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Meet The Owner

In 1947 Sid and Roxie Siderious purchased a roadside establishment and transformed it into the Green Turtle Inn. The “Turtle” became known for great food and a comfortable night’s rest. The couple also opened a cannery where for decades they canned green turtle soup, trucking several hundred pounds of live turtles from Key West weekly, to brew and process, and ship. After the famed "Sid and Roxie era" the restaurant was owned for a time by local restaurateur and acclaimed entertainer Henry Rosenthal.

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At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from The Green Turtle Inn via UPS Ground service within two days (Orange zone), you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach (Gray zone), you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 29.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, some packages from The Green Turtle Inn require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

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Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge.
Service to Alaska and Hawaii is available for an additional fee. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Monday through Thursday. Orders placed by 5 PM (ET) can be shipped the following day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from The Green Turtle Inn:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with 29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.

UPS Next Day Air (AM Delivery) - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for 2-Day Air, for an additional charge of $20 per shipment (for a total of $49.95). Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.


All food from The Green Turtle Inn is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. Fedex cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

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