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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 #15 of 67 restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Morgantown, WV
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Our first trip to the OBX in 11 years, and this is the first place we chose to eat. Neither my wife nor I had ever been there, but it was highly recommended by two close friends that have lived in the OBX for several years.... This is where the locals go. We had Oysters Rockefeller for an app and... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

this is the first stop we make when arriving at the Outer Banks , we always eat at the Bar because it is a friendly place where everyone talks to each other, I call it the OBX CHEERS. the food is always fresh , their Oyster Burgers are great , the thing I like the most is their Broth style... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Eating at the bar at Tortuga's is a Nag's Head vacation tradition for us! The specials are always fun and delicious and maximize fresh local catch. The regular menu has some classics we get every time-- we LOVE the wings! They are sticky and sweet and crunchy and we enjoy them with some extra hot sauce! If they are in... More

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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Wow! The atmosphere in Tortuga's Lie is fantastic! Its a true beachy restaurant. And the jerk chicken, heavenly!! This is a go to place for us when we hit OBX each year!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I went here for lunch during the off season (a perk, they are open all year) and had a very delicious lunch. We both got Bajan burgers, which are amazing. I have also had the fish special (the special itself varies, depending on the fresh catch that day/week), which is very good. The service was good and... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

You can't go here to eat and spend time with friends. After ordering 20.00 in apps, two meals and adult beverages, we were being rushed out and asked to leave unless or friends arrives shortly! Our friends arrive, spend $ and we have lunch and we were asked to more than once " if we were done yet" as there... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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167 reviews 167 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We are loyal viewers of Guy Fiere's show, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" as well as a frequent visitors to the Outer Banks to stay at our beloved Sea Ranch. This time it was my birthday weekend.Although we have tried at least a dozen bars and restaurants in a ten-mile radius and have yet to find a restaurant that truly measures... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

The bar was very popular evening we were there, with folks watching football playoffs. I got teriyaki burger with cheese, pineapple, delicious! Husband got the cocoloco chicken breast rolled in coconut, very good, came with black beans, rice and salsa. Delicious, fun atmosphere, fun to read all the license plates on the wall. This is not a fancy place by... More

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Clayton, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Wednesday night is Sushi night at Tortugas' Lies. The selection is really varied. I especially liked the Yellow Fin Tuna Sashimi and the Rainbow Roll. Everything made with Smoked Salmon was also excellent. The service was quick, in fact much faster than the Japanese Restaurant I normally frequent. I had a Guinness with the Sushi which was a complimentary flavor.... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My wife and I tried this establishment while visiting my family at their beach house looking to try something new. It is a small place that gives a very local vibe which is perfect at the beach. The staff is friendly and helpful. The bar area is a great place to have a few drinks. The mahi fish tacos were... More

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