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My wife and I wil be in George Town on a cruise in November and I would like to get some recommendations on restaurants near the port that serve turtle steak.


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Posted (edited)

well you kinda nailed it ......


IME turtle is getting harder and harder to find in Cayman


we have enjoyed a wonderful dinner of turtle cordon blue and it was very difficult to tell it wasn't chicken .... maybe we got scammed! This was many years ago .... Paradise Grill still had a turtle burger last time I looked at their menu. Looks like gone today tho .. they do have turtle soup.  (Remember that the turtle farm WAS an actual farm raising for FOOD but pressures from 'the world' have virtually dried up the market and the farm is little more than a water park today)


Even Guy Harvey's which I consider one of the nicer places close to the cruise terminals has no turtle on the menu ... conch yes, turtle no.  The new "thing" is lion fish ..... try it ... tasty ....



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13 hours ago, DebInAntigua said:

At the risk of being told "tastes like chicken".... what does turtle taste like?

I have eaten sea turtle a lot growing up as it was legal then. Popular item in Miami and the keys.

Depending on the cut and preparation it can taste like veal or a good cut of steak. Last time I ate it was in 85 on a trip to Grand Cayman.

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I too was tempted to say it tastes like veal


but that ALSO registers a negative opinion with many today . . . .

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