The Florida Keys Then & Now - The Green Turtle Inn

Originally built in 1928 as OD King's Rustic Inn, a roadside cafe and inn, this quaint conch cottage has become one of the longest lasting icons in the Florida Keys history.

In 1947 Sid and Roxie Siderious purchased the property and transformed it into the now famous Green Turtle Inn. The "Turtle" soon became a local favorite of fishermen and Keys' visitors, and was known as a place where you could enjoy great food and a comfortable night's rest.  True to it's name, the menu included turtle steaks, soups and chowders.

Today, the Turtle is stronger than ever. Transformed once again by a complete remodel, necessitated by Hurricane Wilma, the Turtle retains it's casual Keys flair, but with a twist of sophistication.  Warm, rich woods make up the new interior, with numerous items from Turtle history lining the walls paying homage to the beginnings of The Green Turtle Inn as well as Islamorada itself.  There is always something happening at The Turtle. Most evenings include live music from well-known local musicians.

Located in the heart of Islamorada at Mile Marker 81.2, The Green Turtle Inn is a must-stop location on your travels in the Florida Keys.  learn more about them by visiting them online at