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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, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 390
    Excellent
  • 226
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious Dinner

We had great food and drinks tonight! The conch fritters and crab quesadilla were amazing, they had great yellow fun tuna and the scallops were some of the best I have had. Hope to get back here next year when we come back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
LisaMM99
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Bristow, VA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Hegins, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This place was just Eh. We were looking for somewhere close to our house to have a quicker, not so fancy dinner one night. Tortugas' was within walking distance so we decided to give it a try. The food was less than impressive. It ranged from "bar" food to steaks on the menu, but was all pretty much "bar" food... More 

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Bristow, VA
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We had great food and drinks tonight! The conch fritters and crab quesadilla were amazing, they had great yellow fun tuna and the scallops were some of the best I have had. Hope to get back here next year when we come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My favorite!!! We go to tortuga's lie every time we visit OBX! I try to order something different each time and have not ever been disappointed!

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Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Love this place....good food....good service....but go early because there is usually a line out the door...but don't let that scare you. It's worth the wait

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Manteo, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Always a wait here in the summer, but it's worth hanging out for. The bar has plenty of options and you can take your drinks outside while you wait. Food is always on point and the service is good too! Tuna is a really good choice, and their fish tacos are excellent too.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My family and I went there for lunch and it was great. The wait was only 14 minutes. It was way to crowded especially in the store. The food was really good and came very quickly.

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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Very nice atmosphere and good craft beer selection. I had the chili wings and the fish tacos. Excellent homemade salsa with the tacos. My family was very satisfied with the tacos, as well. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I had the chowder which was fabulous. We also had the conch appetizer & steamed clams. The complex flavors in the sauces that come with the conch could only be devised by a well-seasoned chef. It is clear why there are people waiting in line to get in this place & well worth the wait indeed.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I love this restaurant and make it a point to eat here whenever I visit the Outer Banks. The seafood is fresh and local. They have a good selection of craft beers and the fish tacos are to die for. Try to avoid the busiest times for meals or plan to have a drink and chill while waiting for your... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

We had very little wait time, either to be seated or for our food. The bar has a funky and casual surf shack feel great for families. We ordered off of the daily special menu and were not disappointed. The food was amazing and service was timely and friendly. Dessert was also tasty. Would definitely go back again.

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?