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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Columbus, Indiana
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Atmosphere was nice, food not so much. Maybe because it was late but food was not cooked well and was expensive for what we received

Thank TamaraFields
Ashland, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the food! Everyone was able to find something they liked. Food was fresh and hot, great tastes including scallops, chicken, shrimp, fish tacos and crab cakes. Moderately priced and extremely friendly service.

Thank mmbrooks67
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I try to keep an eye out for Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives restaurants. It is an awesome place to be. There's a bar in the back. Volleyball courts, corn hole and plenty of seating and water while you wait. I went with a large party the first night and just my family the second night. There is a ton of... More 

Thank Sehwk1
Suffolk, Virginia
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this place for lunch. We had the Baja Tacos, Bajan Burger, and a basket of fries. The entire meal was outstanding. I would advise not to skip the fries. Everyone had a very enjoyable meal and we will be returning on future visits to the Outer Banks. The service was great! A little pricey, but you are at... More 

Thank SouthernBelleByBirth
Dallas, Texas
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The specials all looked delicious, but I I chose the yellowfin tuna steak topped with lump crab. Very good, perfectly prepared medium rare (though you have ask if you don't want medium). Really enjoyed the sauce on the Shrimp Barbados skewer (my husband's meal). Only disappointment was that the kids menu has no seafood selections. They do have a "Bite... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Ellicott City, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and delicious food in a beachy setting. This is no "theme restaurant" but one with old license plates all over the ceiling that make interesting reading. We had the Nachos Grande appetizer which was really good, and entrees from burgers to seafood. All was nicely spiced and a great value. Very, very tasty! Our waiter, Devin, as well... More 

Thank jackthehatrack
Cumberland, Kentucky
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99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited here while on vacation on the OBX. This has become a yearly tradition on places to eat! We'll be back! Awesome food!

Thank jnwill0
Telford PA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband had the jerk chicken said it was awesome. My son in law had the jerk pork chop he loved the spices. I had the shrimp which was tasty . Great food good location great service.

Thank Doreen P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You are best off to visit during lunch because it's cheaper. I personally really liked the Bajan burger. My friend got it, and I got the very similar chicken version (BBQ Cluck) which can do without the apples, in my opinion. The habanero sauce is spicy, so be prepared. Fries were very good and service was good.

Thank blackyceqwerty
Nags Head, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

shared a surf and turf (great burger topped with lump crabmeat) with my friend Mary for lunch...great beer selection too. A "real" beach bar. comfy with good food and a nice crowd.

Thank phillytransplant2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Caribbean, Bar, Soups, Jamaican, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?