24 Dec Thirsty Turtle Seagrille Port St Lucie
Thirsty Turtle Seagrill has you covered for sports, seafood and live music
Melissa Stonesifer, Special to TCPalmPublished 2:00 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2017
(Photo: MELISSA STONESIFER/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)
I’ve frequented The Thirsty Turtle Seagrill off Port St. Lucie Boulevard on many occasions, but it’s been a while since my last visit.
The walls are covered in different sized flat-screen TVs broadcasting every sporting event imaginable.
There are tables and booths crowned by vibrantly painted fish along with a full bar and an outdoor tiki bar, which is perfect for the upcoming cooler weather. You can catch live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
The menu’s main concentration is seafood but there’s a variety of ribs, steak, multiple salads, burgers, wraps and pasta dishes. It will even cook your fresh catch (some stipulations apply).
The Thirsty Turtle’s Seafood Silva is linguini tossed in a vodka marinara with scallops, shrimp, calamari rings and tentacles,bits of mahi with sliced mushrooms, and diced tomatoes. (Photo: MELISSA STONEFIER/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)
Specials are available in addition to the regular menu. The evening I visited a pineapple teriyaki New York strip steak salad ($19.95), pistachio-encrusted mahi with amaretto cream sauce ($23.95) and a seafood Mediterranean pasta marinara with artichokes, mushrooms, onion and mixed seafood ($16.95) were on the board.
We started with calamari ($8.95). It was fried nicely but the breading was bland, and lacking the requested hot cherry peppers. Our waitress politely brought a small dish of the missing pickled peppers, and admittedly, the calamari did taste a lot better with them in each bite, but I’m not sure if that’s how they’re typically served or if they’d be breaded and fried. Either way, they were better together.
The Thirsty Turtle’s chicken wings are 75 cents a piece during happy hour. (Photo: MELISSA STONESIFER/SPECIAL TO TCPALM)
Chicken wings are 75 cents a piece during happy hour from 2 to 6 p.m. The wings, tossed in a fresh garlic and honey house sauce with the addition of medium heat, were yummy with a nice kick of fieriness (10 for $7.50). There’s a 95-cent upcharge for ranch and celery, but since I must have both with my wings, I didn’t mind.
The seafood Silva ($17.95), linguini tossed in a vodka marinara with scallops, shrimp, calamari rings and tentacles and bits of mahi with sliced mushrooms and diced tomatoes was loaded with seafood and just the right amount of sauce.
It wasn’t on the kid’s menu, but the cook made a chicken and cheese quesadilla upon request for my daughter. I didn’t ask the price ($9.95), which is more than I’d typically spend on a kid’s meal, but it was a huge portion served with salsa and sour cream, so the quantity was on point for the price, not to mention she loved it. My only suggestion would be to possibly offer a kid’s portion as well.
Thirsty Turtle Seagrill
Cuisine: American, seafood
Address: 2825 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd., Port St. Lucie
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday
Handicap access: Yes
Alcohol: Full bar