NY Times Area's Best Restaurant















Kick Your Weekend Off Right with

Friday Night Live Music

From 7:00pm to ???

Friday April 18th

Shane Cariffy   

Combined with

Burger & Beer Night

Enjoy Chef David's Cheeseburger

(or this week Fish & Chips as well)

and Draft Beer Special for $12

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Join us for

Easter Buffet Brunch

Seatings 11am to 2:30pm

Sunday April 20th

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Wednesday Night

2 for $25 Dinner Specials

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Grab Some Friends and Join Us for

Thursday & Saturday Nights Happy Hour.....All Night

25% off all bar drinks

Draft, House Wine, & Cocktails

Sit at the bar for free Nibbles too!


We Are Taking Reservations for regular service.

Call us at 518-963-7417

Click Here for our Hours



Links to our Farmers and Others


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Turtle Island is a Native American Indian term referring to Mother Earth. They believed that the world was carried through the universe on the back of a great serpent, that being the turtle.   Here at Turtle Island Café we believe that everyone has a basic right to gastronomic pleasure and consequently the responsibility to protect the heritage of the food, tradition and culture that make this pleasure possible. Our thoughts are based upon the concept of eco-gastronomy – recognition of the strong connections between plate and planet.   Food should be good, clean and fair. The food that we eat should taste good; it should be produced in a clean way that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; and food producers should receive fair compensation for their work.  We consider ourselves co-producers because by being informed about how and where our food is produced and actively supporting those who produce it, we become a part and a partner in the production process. Here at Turtle Island Café we make every effort to use local farmers that practice sustainable methods and with our same beliefs for their produce, cheeses, dairy and meats. Our fish and seafood purchased is only wild caught and of sustainable species.  Remember we will become what we eat. Turtle Island Café is owned and operated by the husband and wife team, Chef David Martin and Mimi Lane. Their goal is to provide fabulous food in a casual and friendly environment. David Martin as a high honors graduate from the Culinary Institute of America has over 20 years experience as a Chef in the restaurant business creating unique and flavorful dishes. For more information about Chef David Martin click on the Chef’s Corner or check out our offerings on the Menu page of this website. Conveniently located in the heart of Willsboro, Turtle Island Café is only minutes away from both Lake Champlain and the Essex Ferry Dock. Click on our About Us page for directions and hours of operations. Thinking about stopping by, check out our upcoming events and Daily Specials by clicking on our News & Events page



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