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Tortuga's Menu

Brunch Menu

Served 10 - 2

Sundays Only

Coffee & Cocktails

Classic Pour-Over

  • Hand-selected and fresh-ground beans from our local, artisanal roaster – Bloom City Coffee Co. Please request cream from your server.
    single cup 3 | 48 oz carafe 12
  • Cafe Latte

    • Freshly roasted beans from Bloom City paired with steamed milk. 5 | Caramel Syrup 1 | Vanilla Syrup 1 | Mocha 1

    Island Coffee

    • Locally roasted beans, baileys, and texas whiskey on ice with house whip. 7

    Lydia Ann

    • La Marca with a shot of St. Germaine and splash of grapefruit juice. 8

    Mimosas

    • Make it traditional with Orange Juice or switch it up and choose Cranberry, Pineapple or Ruby Red Grapefruit.
      single 4 | Carafe 22
    Bloody Mary Bar

  • Ask your Server for details!!
  • Plates

    — All of our eggs are from pasture-raised chickens —

    Steak & Hash

    • Tenderloin cutlets / sauteed spinach /
      caramelized onions / potato hash / Jack cheese / topped with two over-easy eggs 19
    Shrimp and Grits

  • Jumbo shrimp / moist grit cakes / bacon / corn and poblano pan sauce. 25 Add a fried egg 2.00
  • Biscuits & Gravy

    • Homemade biscuits / house chorizo gravy / scrambled eggs / breakfast potaoes / bacon. 14
    Port A Benny’s

  • House biscuit / crab cake / avocado / sliced tomato / over easy eggs / hollandaise / breakfast potatoes. 21
  • Migas

    • Eggs / pico de gallo / corn chips / house chorizo / Jack cheese / avocado / served with breakfast potatoes. 14

    French Toast

    — four jumbo pieces —

    Tenders and Toast

    • Hand-breaded tenders / candied bacon / powdered sugar / house syrup. 15

    Berry

    • House berry compote /  powdered sugar / house whip. 13
    Traditional

    • House syrup / powdered sugar / house whip. 10
    Tuga Style

    • House caramel / spiced Mexican chocolate / candied pecans / house whip. 15

    Handhelds

    – all served with natural cut fries –

    Brunch Burger
    1/2 lb beef patty / bacon / fried egg / American / mayo / Texas toast. 14
    Blackened Grouper BLT 
    Blackened Grouper / bacon / lettuce / tomato / mayo / Texas toast. 16

    Classic Burger
    1/2 lb beef patty / lettuce / tomato / pickles / onions / mustard / mayo / cheddar cheese / Challah bun.  11

    Lunch Menu

    Served 11-3

    Starters

    Crab Cake
    Lump crab mixed with a perfect blend of spices. Served with house remoulade. 12

    Boudin Balls
    Cajun sausage of pork and rice breaded and fried crispy. Served with special house remoulade. 9

    Poke Nachos
    Crispy wonton chips topped with shredded cabbage, poke-style sashimi tuna, pineapple-mango salsa, fresh jalapeno and drizzle of sriracha aioli. 14

    Oysters

    Chargrilled

    • Garlic-butter / Panko / Parmesan / Jack Cheese
      half dozen 14 | dozen 26

    On the half shell

    • Ask your server or check the chalkboard for availability. Market Price

    Handhelds

    –all 1/2 Lb served with fries–

    Po Boys

    • A toasted hoagie roll stuffed full of fried seafood. Dressed with lettuce, tomato, and remoulade. Shrimp 13 | Fish 12 | Oyster 14 | Shrimp / Oyster Combo 15
    Fish or Shrimp Tacos

    • Crispy shrimp or fish served on warm tortillas with cabbage, roasted corn, avocado, pico de gallo, cotija cheese and green chile ranch. 14
    The Big Cheesy Burger

  • YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE IT!!! Creamy house cheese blend (lots of it), lettuce, tomatoes and fried jalapenos. 18
  • Candied Bacon Burger

  • The BEST BURGER you’ll ever put in your mouth! House candied bacon, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and mayo. 18
  • Classic Burger

    • Lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, mustard, mayo and cheddar cheese. 15

    Salad

    Blackened Shrimp Salad

    • Butter lettuce, green chile ranch, pico de gallo, bacon, roasted corn, cotija cheese, and avocado. 15
    Black N Bleu

    • Beef tenderloin cutlets, butter lettuce, bleu cheese crumbles, tomatoes and red onion — drizzled with house ranch. 17
    Grilled Chicken Salad

    • Butter lettuce, red bell pepper, red onion, roma tomato, Parmesan cheese. Choice of dressing. 12

    Bowls

    Poke Tuna Bowl

    • Sashimi tuna, steamed rice, cabbage, pineapple-mango salsa, marinated vegetables, jalapeno, avocado, crispy wonton strips, poke vinaigrette and sriracha aioli. 15
    Southwest Bowl

    • Steamed rice, cabbage, green chile ranch, pico de gallo, bacon, rosted corn, cotija cheese and avocado. Chicken 12 | Shrimp 14 | Beef 17

    Entrees

    Charbroiled Fish of the Day

    • Broiled fresh gulf fish with lemon butter, rice and roasted vegetables. 19
    Blackened Fish of the Day

    • Blackened fresh gulf fish with compound butter, rice and roasted vegetables. 19
    Garlic Butter Pasta

    • Garlic butter, parmesan and herbs with bowtie pasta and toasted french bread. Chicken 11 | Shrimp 13

    Southern Fried Seafood

    • Lightly breaded, crispy and perfectly seasoned, served with fries and hush puppies
      Shrimp 20 | Fish 17 | Oysters 23 | All Three 25

    Consumption of raw or under cooked meat, poultry, eggs, or seafood may increase the risk of illness.  This facility serves raw oysters. Eating these oysters may cause severe illness and even death, especially in persons with liver disease or other chronic illnesses that weaken the
    immune system. If you eat raw oysters and become ill, you should seek immediate medical attention. If you are unsure if you are at risk, you should consult your physician.

    Served 11am – 3pm  Please Note that all parties 6 or greater are subject to an automatic 18% gratuity and split plates are subject to a $2 upcharge.

    Please be aware that this facility handles products containing allergens–including, but not limited to–wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. We cannot completely guarantee that any menu item will be completely free of allergens. If you have an allergy, please ask to speak with a manager and we can see what accommodations can be made.

    Dinner Menu

    Served 3pm - Close

    Starters

    Crab Imperial
    Blue crab in a creamy blend of cheeses. Served as a hot dip with tortilla chips. Garnished with tomatoes and green onions. 15

    Big Bowl of Mussels
    1 Lb in a velvety garlic-butter wine sauce. Served with grilled french bread. 13

    Boudin Balls
    Cajun sausage of pork and rice breaded and fried crispy. Served with special house remoulade. 9
    Poke Nachos
    Crispy wonton chips topped with shredded cabbage, poke-style sashimi tuna, pineapple-mango salsa, fresh jalapeno, and drizzle of sriracha aioli. 14
    Crab Cake
    Lump crab mixed with a perfect
    blend of spices. Served with house remoulade. 12
    Shrimp Coctail
    Jumbo Gulf shrimp, served cold alongside house cocktail. 14

    Oysters

    Chargrilled

  • Garlic-butter / Panko / Parmesan / Jack Cheese
    half dozen – 14 dozen – 26
  • On the half shell

  • Ask your server or check the chalkboard for availability. Market Price
  • Salads

    All served on crisp Boston Butter lettuce

     Add chicken: 7
    Add Seared Ahi Tuna: 8
    Add 5 Jumbo Gulf Shrimp: 10

    Southwest

    • Fresh Avocado, pico de gallo, bacon, roasted corn, cotija cheese with a House Green-chile ranch served on the side. 11
    Wedge

  • Bacon, bleu cheese crumbles, diced tomatoes and red onion with a drizzle of house ranch. 7
  • Islander

  • Spinach, chopped cabbage, mango-pineapple salsa, shredded carrot, red bell pepper, jalapeno, crispy wonton strips and sesame ginger vinaigrette served on the side. 11
  • House

    • Red Bell Pepper, roma tomatoes, red onion, fresh-grated parmesan –your choice of dressing Dinner Portion 9  | Side Salad 5

    Featured Seafood

    Seared Scallops

    • Seared jumbo scallops on a bed of seasonal risotto with a carrot-ginger coulis. Served with a warm kale salad. 34
    Shrimp and Grits

  • A fan favorite. Gulf shrimp sauteed with crispy bacon, poblano and sweet corn. Served over cheddar grit cakes, topped with a decadent pan sauce. Garnished with green onion and diced tomato. 25
  • Charbroiled Choice of the Day

    • A simple and delicious classic. Served with lemon butter, seasonal risotto and roasted vegetables. Fish 31 | Shrimp 26 | Combo 34

    Thai Tuna

    • Sesame-Crusted, seared and topped with a Thai inspired coulis, served with basmati rice and warm kale salad. 22

    Redfish Ponchartrain

    • Blackened redfish topped with a house crawfish creole sauce, served with a cheddar grit cake & roasted vegetables. 27
    Baja Shrimp Scampi

  • Jumbo shrimp broiled in cilantro lime butter, topped with house breadcrumb and pico de gallo. Served with risotto and roasted vegetables. 27
  • Crab-Crusted Fish of the Day

    • Fresh rotating gulf fish encrusted with lump blue crab mix topped with a decadent lemon butter cream sauce. Served with seasonal risotto and roasted vegetables. Garnished with green onion and diced tomato. 36

    Steaks

     1855 cattle company upper 2/3 choice to
    prime. Served with roasted vegetables and
    an Au Gratin potato stack

    Filet

    • 6 oz 32  8 oz 35 16-18 oz Ribeye 38

    Ribeye and Shrimp

    • 16-18 oz ribeye with 4 Jumbo shrimp 44

    Filet Oscar

    • 8 oz filet topped with lump crab and hollaindaise. 42

    Black and Bleu

    • Charbroiled with a bleu cheese crust and finished with port wine reduction. 8 oz filet – 38

    Southern Fried Seafood

    Served with house fries and hush puppies
    LIGHTLY BREADED, CRISPY AND
    PERFECTLY SEASONED

    Shrimp 20         Fish 17            Oysters 23            All Three 25

     

    Pasta

    Served with Grilled French Bread

    Seafood Pasta

    • Gulf shrimp, scallops and mussels in a rich buerre blanc tossed with bowtie pasta, sundried tomatoes and spinach. 27
    Basil Pesto

    • Rich basil pesto sauteed with bowtie pasta, garnished with green onion, diced tomato and parmesan. Mushroom 14 | Shrimp 21 | Chicken 17
    Milano

    • Caramelized onion bechamel, sundried tomatoes, fresh garlic and portobello’s over bowtie pasta. Vegetarian 14 | Chicken 17 | Shrimp 21

    Consumption of raw or under cooked meat, poultry, eggs, or seafood may increase the risk of illness.  This facility serves raw oysters. Eating these oysters may cause severe illness and even death, especially in persons with liver disease or other chronic illnesses that weaken the immune system. If you eat raw oysters and become ill, you should seek immediate medical attention. If you are unsure if you are at risk, you should consult your physician.

    Please Note that all parties 6 or greater are subject to an automatic 18% gratuity and split plates are subject to a $2 upcharge.

    Please be aware that this facility handles products containing allergens–including, but not limited to–wheat/gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, and soy. We cannot completely guarantee that any menu item will be completely free of allergens. If you have an allergy, please ask to speak with a manager and we can see what accommodations can be made.

    Drink Menu

    Cocktails

    Loggerhead Margarita
    Your choice of tequila and Triple Sec, shaken with Sweet and Sour and a splash of orange juice. House Tequila | Espolon | Dulce Vida / Patron

    Mermaid Water
    Captains Morgan spiced rum, Malibu coconut rum, pineapple juice and a splash of Blue Curacao will be sure to have you swimmin’ with the fishies! 

    Tortuga Tea
    Our own twist on a classic! 

    Painkiller
    Vida Cana 2 yr barrel-aged rum, Meyers Dark, fresh coconut and pineapple juice shaken and poured over crushed ice. 

    Wine

    Served by the glass

    White

    Kung Fu Girl
    Riesling, Washington

    La Marca
    Prosecco, Italy

    Chateau St Michelle
    Rose, Columbia Valley

    Bottega Vinaia
    Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy

    Whitehaven
    Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

    Kim Crawford
    Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

    Drumheller
    Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

    Joel Gott
    Unoaked, Chardonnay, California

    Laguna 
    Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

     

    Red

    Seaglass
    Pinot Noir, California

    Meiomi
    Pinot Noir, California

    St. Francis
    Merlot, Sonoma

    Decero
    Malbec, Argentina

    Bonanza By Caymus
    Cabernet Sauvignon, California

    Simi
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

    Prayers of Sinners
    Red Blend, California

     

    Wine

    Served by the bottle

    White

    Kung Fu Girl
    Riesling, Washington

    La Marca
    Prosecco, Italy

    Steorra
    Sparkling Wine, California

    Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut
    Champagne France

    Chateau St Michelle
    Rose, Columbia Valley

    Dauo
    Rose, Paso Robles, California

    King Estate
    Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley

    Bottega Vinaia
    Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy

    Kettmeir
    Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy

    Prophecy
    Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

    Whitehaven
    Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

    Kim Crawford
    Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

    Craggy Range
    Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

    Drumheller
    Chardonnay, Columbia Valley

    Joel Gott
    Unoaked, Chardonnay, California

    Mer Soleil
    Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

    Laguna 
    Chardonnay, Russian River Valley

    La Crema
    Chardonnay, Sonoma Valley

    Cakebread
    Chardonnay, Napa

    Red

    Seaglass
    Pinot Noir, California

    Meiomi
    Pinot Noir, California

    Belle Glos
    Pinot Noir, Las Alturas, California

    St. Francis
    Merlot, Sonoma

    Duckhorn
    Merlot, Napa Valley

    Decero
    Malbec, Argentina

    Catena
    Malbec, Argentina

    Bonanza By Caymus
    Cabernet Sauvignon, California

    Simi
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

    Black Stallion
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

    Duckhorn
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

    Silver Oak
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

    Prayers of Sinners
    Red Blend, California

    Taken
    Red Blend, Napa Valley

    Mullan Road By Cakebread
    Red Blend, Columbia Valley

    Orin Swift Abstract
    Red Blend, Napa

    The Prisoner Red
    Red Blend, Napa Valley

    Draft Beer

    Khryseis Blonde Ale
    Lorelei Brewing, Corpus Christi, TX

    Texas Bock
    Lazy Beach Brewing, Corpus Christi, TX

    Original Mexican Lager
    Nueces Brewing, Corpus Christi, TX

    Hefeweizen
    Nueces Brewing, Corpus Christi, TX

    Thirsty Goat Amber
    Thirsty Planet, Austin, TX

    Buried Hatchet Stout
    Southern Star Brewing, Conroe, TX

    Sam Adams Boston Lager
    The Boston Brewery, Boston, MA

    Art Car IPA
    Saint Arnold Brewing Company, Houston, TX

    Hopadillo IPA
    Karbach Brewing, Houston, TX

    Pineapple Cider
    Austin Eastciders, Austin, TX

    Bud Light

    DOS XX

    Bottle / Can Beer

    Crawford Bock
    Karbach Brewing, Houston, TX

    Hopadillo IPA
    Karbach Brewing, Houston, TX

    Love Street Kolsch
    Karbach Brewing, Houston, TX

    El Chingon IPA
    Four Corners Brewing, Dallas, TX

    White Claw Mango

    Michelob Ultra

    Budweiser

    Merdude Imperial Coffee Milk Stout
    Lorelei Brewing, Corpus Christi, TX

    American Lager
    Guns & Oil Brewing, Austin, TX

    Bombshell Blonde
    Southern Star Brewing, Conroe, TX

    Original Dry Cider
    Austin Eastciders, Austin, TX

    Shiner Bock

    Modelo Especial

    Corona

    Coors Light

    Bud Light