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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 - 9:30 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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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Average selection of food, service pretty typical for summer time. I got a burger which was huge, and tasted fantastic. Beach fries were good as well. Restaurant seemed a bit dirty, but it's not too bad for a beach restaurant. Too many places to choose on the beach, probably won't return.

Thank Jeff G
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome ! Local food , this is where locals eat . I loved it !! Will definitely be back if I can and highly recommend . The drinks were big and tasty , we ordered special dish tuna and crab in cilantro sauce . Everything was cooked perfectly , fresh and flavourful

Thank nikakir
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On vacation this year, we went here twice, once for lunch and once for dinner. This casual fun place has the best food, in my opinion. Service is always great, with fun people. Bar is fun and usually a good crowd. New addition of volleyball court. Definitely a must stop!

Thank suzyq3333
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I were looking for a Google spot for lunch. Spotted Tortugas Lie. Very pleasant atmosphere Ordered surf and turf burger, big cheese burger topped with lump crab meat..... really quit good. Excellent crispy French fries White sauce garlic and shrimp pizza..... tastey

Thank MEMcN
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great late lunch with my family. Service was great and very accommodating for the toddler with our party. Everyone was very satisfied with their food and drinks. Had the fish tacos and they were to die for. Had a great experience and will be returning.

Thank katiewiz
Spencerport, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good. it was challenging to get a table they are so swamped with business. Specials were really good and the regular menu stuff was very good.

Thank degroat2212
north carolina, United States
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just real good food always. Favorite place for lunch if we can get in, it is worth the wait though if it is backed up. Friendly staff. Favorites are the wings, jerk burger, coco-loco chicken, and the best French fries on the beach...in OBX, anywhere.

Thank Martha H
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the biggest place but their food more than makes up for it. Their fish tacos are some of the, if not the best, I've ever had. Ton of flavor. My wife had the Big Wave Dave which she absolutely loved. Great service & great food. Will definitely be back.

Thank Aldo M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far the best raw Oysters I had in nags head. Great atmosphere and service. They send you a text to welcome you when you arrive and send a text when your table is ready. Highly recommend.

Thank Jack W
Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is delicious, the servings are generous, and the service is friendly. What more could you want? We went for a late lunch to avoid the crowd (it's pretty small). Definitely recommend!

Thank VLFrank

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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, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?