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

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  • 333
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Food

I come to cape hatteras every year and stay in frisco. I go to Tortugas Lie every time since I pass through Nags Head on my way to frisco. It has been excellent every time. I would recommend the spicy prawns and the jerk chicken.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
cpt_jerseycream
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Frisco, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Frisco, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I come to cape hatteras every year and stay in frisco. I go to Tortugas Lie every time since I pass through Nags Head on my way to frisco. It has been excellent every time. I would recommend the spicy prawns and the jerk chicken.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat. Fish tacos are outstanding! Better than mama kwans. Great service. Comfortable atmosphere. Sunshine margarita is very good. Must try when vacationing in obx!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

My kids had steamed shrimp, and I had a wonderful salad. It was a fun little place for lunch between sightseeing stops. I also enjoyed the coconut pie, which was so dense it was almost like a macaroon!

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Hanover, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Neat little place with very good menu and very good food. Get the Rockfish .... Best I've had in a long time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Tortugas' Lie is an awesome little restaurant with great service and the best fish tacos on the planet! Never had a meal there that wasn't delicious.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Wanted to try this after hearing they were on DDD. Food is amazing. Had the Jerk Chicken which was amazing. Went on a Saturday night expecting a long wait,,, we were seated after only 20 min wait.

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Blackstone, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have heard about how good the fish tacos are for years and was sooooooooooo looking forward to them, only to find out that they really aren't all that. :( The fish tasted as though it had no seasoning on it at all. That said, we had good service and our two appetizers were very enjoyable.

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Garrettsville, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I love this place for the fish tacos. I compare every other fish taco to Tortuga's and haven't found one that beats it. The fresh fish is awesome and the seasonings and fixings just make it. Make sure to try sushi night and the coconut dessert. Yum!!! It's not a trip to OBX without Tortuga's tacos. ;)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This restaurant has a nice feel to it. My husband and I have eaten here twice and left pleased both times. The food is great!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

1. Atmosphere adjusts to your party. Nice bar area and a "family" dining area. 2. Amazing fish tacos with mahi. Great fixings to go with tacos. 3. Extremely attentive staff who were always available. 4. The pork chop. Just try it. Really. Best I have ever had. 5. Shrimp nachos special. Amazing creativity! 6. Large kids menu. 7. Large area... More 

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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?