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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
Closed now
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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, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 324
    Excellent
  • 190
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
You know your at the beach

The atmosphere is great, lots of happy beachy colors and art on the walls. Friendly staff and good food, great beach restaurant.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
BirdieandBubba
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South Hill VA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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602 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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South Hill VA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere is great, lots of happy beachy colors and art on the walls. Friendly staff and good food, great beach restaurant.

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Williamsburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were so disappointed, after hearing a good review from a friend, knowing that it was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, and reading that Coastal Living had rated it the best seafood dive in NC. Maybe their main chefs were ill or on vacation. We ate their off-season, so at least it was one of the few that was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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
35 helpful votes 35 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?