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“Fabulous Find” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

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
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Denver
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Wonderful hole in the wall! Great food and service. Very small so go early. Sitting at bar is another possibility. Fun tee shirts.Drive-ins, diners and dives made a visit here airing in early 2013. Get there before its too busy.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

They tend to get very busy in the evening, even during the off season. We enjoy going there for lunch due to the relaxed atmosphere and great fish tacos. They offer sushi on Wednesdays which is awesome, but be prepared to wait for a table.

Visited September 2012
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“If I have to”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a decent place IF you want to gave dinner in a bar atmosphere! My fiancé and I had 2 of their dinner specials and due to crowd ate at the bar ... They were "decent" meals but I sure would have opted for Hurricane Mo's where we ate last night and regretted not trying Pamlico whch was recommended! Oh well! Bar staff could not have cared less if we were happy!!! It WAS very busy for a Monday night so maybe it didn't matter to them but it's the first time I can remember leaving only a 15% tip (and wanted to leave 10%) when I normally tip in the 20-25% range!! I won't be going back!!! Sorry ....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great fish tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

the fish tacos are great at this place. we go here every year on our annual obx trip and we always get the tacos. what makes them is the sauce... an avocado based dressing, delicious. sushi nite is also great but jam packed.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Smith Mountain Lake
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52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Dive In For Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

A small "dive" with a great atmosphere and limited seating, so you may have a wait, but it will be well worth it. Many tempting items on the menu. Our waitress said that the fish tacos were the most popular, so I went for them. Thank you. Rachel! They were delicious, served with black beans and rice. Sunny ordered the blackened Yellowfin Tuna, topped with watermelon-fresh mint salsa and feta cheese, which came with roasted garlic mashers and fresh veggies. I was jealous. She did give me a taste, though, and that was absolutely the most perfect tuna dish that I have ever tasted. If you love seafood, you will love Tortugas' Lie. Check it out this November on the Travel Channels Drive-Ins, Diners and Dives.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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