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“Pretty good food” 4 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 #16 of 74 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Fredericksburg, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Pretty good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Went for dinner, had about an hour wait. There are not many tables in there. There is a big bar and people were eating there too. My husband had the pepper steak and loved it. I think we would go back.

Visited September 2013
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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good food, great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

A great place to watch the game and grab some delicious food. My favorite is the Big Wave Dave! The shirts are cool, too.

Visited June 2013
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Smith Mountain Lake
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53 reviews 53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Same Old Thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Every time that I go to Tortugas' Lie it is the same old thing....EXCELLENT! I never expect anything less and I am never disappointed. I always get the fish tacos, absolutely the best to be found anywhere on the Outer Banks. The Jamaican Jerk Chicken and the Pork Antonio looked so good on DDD, I had to give one of them a try. Decided on the Pork Antonio and it was more of the same...EXCELLENT! The Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a big seller and I would like to order it someday, if I ever get enough of those fish tacos. Can't see that happening anytime soon. Have found several excellent restaurants on the Outer Banks, but Tortugas' Lie is my first choice. Good food, good service and, always, a good time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mebane, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Saw it on Triple D and it lived up to the review. It's a hole in the wall local bar with great food. Not a lot of seating so be ready to sit at the bar or wait half an hour. The food is worth it. I had the jerk chicken with black beans, yellow rice and a warm pineapple chutney. I almost ate the plate it was so good. My wife said the same for her salmon salad. She loves and eats salmon a lot and claimed it was the best.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, but generally overrated.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

I regularly visit Tortugas' and enjoy the atmosphere more than the food. Great wings on the appetizer menu and the best french fries on the beach. I find, however, that when the bar is busy that service goes downhill quick. The bartender is also the one doing steamers and it gets too busy for that. Never ordered a meal I didn't like, but the tourists waiting 2 hours to eat are NUTS...not worth all that!!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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