Mon-Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat-Sun, noon-11pm
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This venue is closed.
With its rusty horseshoes, storybook cowboy murals, and Western movie posters, Turtle Crossing lassos the hearts of parents and their toddlers with old timey kitsch. Among the things they do well are cornmeal-crusted oysters on black beans mixed with mashed plantains then layered with a smoky BBQ sauce—which also makes a happy appearance on the skin of the tender roasted duck leg, as well as in the gigantic bottles on every table (and for sale). Pick a seat under an umbrella at one of the four picnic tables outside, order a pint-sized margarita, and stick with the South of the Border items, like roasted ears of corn rolled in cotija cheese and chili powder or fish tacos pudgy with red cabbage, fried chunks of the catch of the day, scallions, and mayo. Although they don't take reservations, large parties should call ahead and speak to accommodating owner Nancy Singer, who is happy to dig up some extra chairs.Recommended Dishes
Corn on the cob, $9; cornmeal fried oysters $12; fish taco, $19