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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
252 441 7299
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Ranked #17 of 72 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was a great meal. Child friendly to boot! I'm so happy they were open in the off season since so many restaurants are closed in January. I had the Coco Loco chicken and it was definitely different from your usual fish shack meal. Coconut and lime crusted chicken with a curry dipping sauce. The fish tacos were meaty and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband were here for dinner and sat at the bar, It took a while to get drinks and menus. Our dinner was great, but the service was nothing special. They were busy when we arrived, but by the time we left it was much slower and still took a while to get new cocktails. Would definitely go back because... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

What a great way to bring in the new year! The run started at 11pm, started and finished at tortugas, a fun and funky little joint with fabulous food, then inside with all your friends for a champagne toast! Loved it!

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Hagerstown Maryland, USA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A Nags Head institution. Sat at a crowded bar and shared an appetizer. Fish bites. DEEELICIOUS! Firm fish, a coating that was a tad spicy, and dipping sauces that complimented the fish nicely. Go early and go often!

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Dinner, Dec 29, 2014 Reviewed this establishment on our first visit in October 2014, but wanted to do a follow-up. We were so taken on our first visit with the quaint atmosphere and character of this authentic ‘beach’ eatery and with the delicious food. And, on our second visit we were equally pleased. Took our 24-year old daughter this time... More 

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We always stop at Tortugas' when in the OBX for steamed shrimp. On this visit though my wife had fish tacos and I had Tai chili wings. Everything was great!! Atmosphere is Tortugas' normal!!!!

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Yorktown, VA
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179 reviews 179 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We always have to wait for a table here, but they have added another room, and now you can be notified on your cell phone when your table is ready which is nice. We always get burgers and I like the salad of the day, this year it was salmon on mixed greens with pineapple, grapes, goat cheese, nuts, and... More 

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Heathsville, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Two were plenty-chunks of grilled fish on a soft tortilla over cabbage and a side plate of rice, beans, jalopenos and sour cream. My husband had the thai chicken wings which he loved. We went Jan. 1 and missed the big New Year's eve crowd. A must go for every OBX trip!

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Came here during a windsurfing holiday with friends. The ambiance was perfect - beachcomber traditional. We started with some nice hoppy brews and a platter of nachos; and finished off with more brews and the special of the day - tuna steaks. Good portions and perfectly cooked. Great time had by all! We'll back back again next year.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have been here several times and have not left disappointed. This time we tried the fish tacos. They are not the best I have ever had, but I was not unhappy with them. The best description I can give is that they were very fresh tasting. They were very lightly battered and served with the signature black beans and... More 

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Additional Information about Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

Address: MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: 252 441 7299
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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