The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar opens in Punta Gorda, FL


The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar opens in Punta Gorda, FL

The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar – Re-Imagined “Live” Gracious Hospitality on Marion

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — The city’s historic downtown dining district has a re-imagined dining establishment, and new concept for gracious hospitality. The Blue Turtle Tavern & Raw Bar opens the front gates of its red-brick foyer at 139 West Marion Avenue in the heart of Punta Gorda at 4 p.m. Monday, November 27th, 2017.

“The Blue Turtle is our neighborhood place, the convivial tavern on the corner that thrives on gracious hospitality—a welcoming and relaxing place where guests enjoy casual dining and a beer after work, as well as come together for special occasions. This concept builds on the existing success of The Turtle Club. We are infusing a live music component, featuring blues & jazz in both our outdoor and indoor dining spaces.” he said.

Hospitality has been engrained into every feature of The Blue Turtle. From its gracious entrance to its first dining room, the restaurant’s coastal tavern charm promises fresh food, friends, and delicious taste—in every sense.

The Blue Turtle offers unique settings in each of its spaces. An impressive fireplace area is flanked with ceiling-high bookcases, reminiscent of an exclusive club. The main dining room features a stage, wood flooring, white Ostrich skin half banquettes, and authentic red brick. The Raw Bar area evokes a coastal tavern spilling the abundance of the day’s catch on a bed of crushed lemon ice. And, ultimately, each guest will migrate to the spacious patio that surrounds a burbling fountain. Twinkling lights and a vine-walled enclave evoke a secret garden—the perfect place to linger under the stars with a glass of wine and old friends.

The management and staff invite one and all to join them for a gracious first night on Marion beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, November 27th, 2017.

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More About Gracious Hospitality

The Blue Turtle Raw Bar and Coastal Tavern is located at 139 West Marion Avenue in historic Punta Gorda, Florida 33950; phone (941) 637-9477. Ample free parking is just steps away. Hours are 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. Reservations are available but not required. Private spaces, including the Tuscan garden style outdoor patio, may be reserved for special parties and large events. Attire is coastal casual. Menu, food, bar, and service regularly earn top ratings from patrons and reviewers alike. The restaurant is operated by Christopher R. Evans.

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