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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 #18 of 71 restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

Absolutely best conch fritters, fresh ingredients and tender pieces of conch. Also delicious fish tacos with fresh mahi mahi (no river water tasting tilapia yuck!) great service. Can't wait to return !!!

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Townsend, DE
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Been here on our 2 most recent trips to Nags Head, and will definitely return on future visits. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Good prices. Loved the salad specials both times we were here. Delicious burgers. Fresh tuna steak sandwiches were fabulous. No complaints =)

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012 via mobile

Great food, great service!!! The Fish Tacos, the Burgers and the Coco Loco Chicken were EXCELLENT!!! A must go!!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Favorite restaurant in the area. Great food, awesome atmosphere.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

Just a great local small resturant with very fresh seafood. Many people plan their vacation around this place.

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

One of the Outer Banks favorites for locals and tourists alike. Always a good special to be had. Fresh seafood and the best fries on the beach. Popular place to just come in and get a drink too.

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North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011 via mobile

We have eaten here every year after the OBX half marathon. People were lined up outside waiting for the restaurant to open. It's a very casual place. The spice steamed shrimp is great. Fun place

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

This is a funky little place with great food. The walls are covered with licence plates from various states. Some of the best food around.

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Boone, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The burgers are perfect, no matter what type you order, the fish tacos are excellent as well, and the specials are always fresh! I recommend the Bajan burger...it is my absolute favorite! These guys know what they're doing!

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011 via mobile

I am not a coconut fan. In fact I detest it. However, tortugas coconut chicken is amazing! I ordered the tuna tacos. They were great as well but I had to keep sneaking bites of the chicken. A must try! Staff is not overly friendly to tourists but seem quite friendly to locals. I think it's an east coast thing.

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