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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

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MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
252 441 7299
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 61
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great lunch!

This spot was recommended by friends, so we went in for lunch. We were seated quickly (though it got busy after we arrived). They had a kids menu that worked well for us, and the server was friendly. It was a little loud and a little cramped, but that didn't bother us (but might be a problem for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
LaurelMom
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College Park, Maryland
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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College Park, Maryland
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This spot was recommended by friends, so we went in for lunch. We were seated quickly (though it got busy after we arrived). They had a kids menu that worked well for us, and the server was friendly. It was a little loud and a little cramped, but that didn't bother us (but might be a problem for some). Food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great beach atmosphere with great food! We got there about 5 pm (six of us) and were seated right away...within 10 minutes there were at least 15 waiting for seating. Great steamed shrimp, salmon salad special and shrimp Barbados! The staff were friendly and attentive! The hostess even ran our keys out to us that we left behind on the... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After putt putt at galaxy golf, we searched trip advisor and saw this restaurant listed close by with good reviews. It was GREAT!! Although we had to wait for a table, we enjoyed the beach volleyball and corn hole in the back. The menu accommodated everyone and was fairly priced for a lunch stop. Don't miss if you're in the... More 

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Niedermohr, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is a tradition for us. I love the St. Martin's Shrimp dish, but just about everything on the menu is tasty. It's no wonder this place was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! Don't leave Nags Head without stopping here!

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Freeland, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family has been coming here for years, and we always have a great meal. I usually get the Shrimp Barbados or the Blackened Fish Burretos, but this visit I tried their fish special, Yellowfin Tuna (grilled fajita style with smashed potatoes & green beans). It was delicious. My husband always gets the Peppered Steak with Garlic Sauce, and it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Stop by after trying to get in another place. It was early enough around 5pm that they were able to seat 6 of us right away, which I was surprised cause the parking lot was nearly full. Excellent flavor on all our dishes, fresh food and prices. Mahi magi was tender and juicy, excellent fish tacos, jerk chicken was Hugh... More 

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Canton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for a Friday night dinner and was quoted a 20 minute wait which ended up being 10 minutes. Ordered crab cakes and blackened tune from the specials menu. Our kids had the fish tacos and a shrimp/pasta dish. All were excellent. The owner's son was our waiter and the service was excellent. Highly recommend

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Washington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

If you can eat one place while at Nags Head, then make it Tortugas Lie. Never a bad meal, and lots of cold beverages available. The Caribbean food is simply the best around. Love this place! Be prepared for a wait and for beach prices, but you will not regret your trip here!!

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped here for lunch on our first day in Nags Head. Service was great and the good was very good! We loved the small, casual atmosphere - a fun little beach restaurant with excellent food.

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Southwest Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Lunch with a party of six. We had seafood appetizers, as well as seafood and burger entrees. The food was excellent. Con: Its a small restaurant and therefore feels crammed.

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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, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 252 441 7299

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
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

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