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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 #19 of 72 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Fish Tacos, Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Steamed Shrimp, variety or beers in a beachy, dimly lit, welcome atmosphere! Worth the wait!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place was supposed to be fantastic. But for us we were not impressed. Perhaps because we spent time in Mexico and felt this food wasn't authentic or as good as most other restaurants we have been to. Maybe we are harder on rating Mexican places because of our experience...so if you are not in the know of authentic Mexican... More

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a hopping seafood grille and bar. We were on vacation and wanted to try it after we saw it featured on "Diners,Drive-ins, and Dives. It lived up to our expectations! The conch fritters were chuck full of conch meat and veggies and the fish burrito I had was huge! My husband had the flounder special and he did... More

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Apex, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Heard about Tortugas from a friend after it was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The atmosphere was fun, the service was good and the food was very flavorful. Some in our party tried the jerk chicken that was featured on triple D and agreed with Guy Fieri -- it is excellent. People in our group had... More

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Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We tried this place because my daughter saw it on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. It was a very small place. We had to wait 45 mins at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon. I can see why..THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS. The fresh tune sandwich was very tasty. We also liked the steamed spiced shrimp and snow crab legs. Great place to... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

no hushpuppies,conch fritters mostly bread,RAN OUT OF SHRIMP,only fried seafood was a flounder special that came with black bean.i don't know about you but a seafood restaurant across the street form the ocean does not run out of shrimp

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obxkos, Manager at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

You're right! A seafood restaurant across from the ocean doesn't run out of shrimp, unless they are serving fresh shrimp instead of frozen, then it is a possibility. If it's fried seafood and hushpuppies you are looking for, then I suggest you use your computer to check out a few menu's instead of writing reviews, then you would know that's... More

Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

You can tell a good restaurant by the cars in the parking lot. This restaurant, which has been on the Beach Road for 20 years or so (the building has been there much longer), isn't much to look at from the outside (or inside for that matter) but the parking lot is always full. Was there a couple weeks ago,... More

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Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great burgers for those not into seafood. Shrimp & Grits were perfect. Staff friendly and quick service.

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Dinner Oct 28, 2014. Our 1st time at Tortuga’s Lie and it will not be our last!!! We have discovered a new OBX favorite. Based on other reviews, other diners have known about this popular spot for a long time. An eclectic restaurant with Jamacian/Carribean flair. Love the setting…not an overly decorated fancy place. Instead, the building obviously has been... More

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Nankin, Ohio
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The peel and eat shrimp were fresh and amazing! Nice menu, fresh fresh seafood. Nice wait staff. Would definitely go again.

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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 - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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