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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
+1 252-441-7299
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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here on Sunday based on a recommendation from a store owner in Manteo. Arrived around 11:15 to discover they don't open until 11:30 am daily except Tuesday when they're closed. The food was good but nothing special. Most menu items have a Caribbean flavor. The burger was delicious.

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Thank Tommy B
Southern Pines, North Carolina
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by and were pleased to get right in. Friendly staff and quick service. We had tuna chimichurri and steamed shrimp. Both were fresh and tasty. Service was attentive. We finished with key lime pie. If you want to hear other fishing tales, just hang out.

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Thank Mark C
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Hey Mark, happy to hear that my staff took good care of you and that everyone was happy. Thanks for the great review. More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very eclectic and "beachy" restaurant in south Nags Head. Delicious food! Be prepared for long wait in the summer though. Best French fries on the planet!

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Thank CJHartman
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed everything. More 

Southampton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went due to great reviews and wasn't disappointed. Both hubby and I had the oyster po'boy. Yum! Best I've had in a long time

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Thank horsemommy762
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Really happy that we did not disappoint. The oyster po'boy is one of my favorites. We hope to see you again soon. Thank you! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I met up with friends there this past weekend and we had a blast! It had a very "Cheers" feel and a fun atmosphere! We had lunch and a few drinks! Great bang for your buck! We will d finitely be back!

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Thank k8rpot8r
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review. So glad that you guys enjoyed yourselves. Cheers! More 

Southampton, NJ
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the oyster po-boy, awesome and fresh, fries were delicious, selection of draft beers. Clean, plenty of seating. A definite go again.

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Thank crazpony
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate the review and are glad everything was to your liking. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here 3 times during our week-long stay in Kill Devil Hills. The pace was always packed and we never left disappointed. Will return next time we visit the area. License plate displays were fun.

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Thank Midge V
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Hey Midge, so happy to hear you enjoyed Tortugas so much that you came in 3 times. We appreciate your business! Thank you 😊 More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Nice atmosphere, friendly people, cold beer and tasty fish tacos. There was a bit of a wait but that's what you expect from a good eating establishment on a Friday night. Worth a visit!!

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Thank Rob M
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

So glad to hear that everything went well and that our staff was friendly. It's a great time of year to visit the Outer Banks. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I had some of the best crab legs ever at this restaurant. Wonder beer selection and the food is great. Wife and i went back 3 more times during our vacation and she loves the crab cakes. Top rated and all around great place to eat.

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Thank Stephen R
obxboxer, General Manager at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Hey Stephen, thanks so much for all the kind words. We live to hear that people enjoyed their experience at Tortugas. Thank you. More 

Hampton, Virginia
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

Always great local seafood, burgers, etc. Have not eaten there in years, it was always casual and fun.

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Thank stevieforsure
obxboxer, General Manager at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

We do try to stay consistently good. I'm glad it was as good as you remembered. Thanks for your review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 252-441-7299

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Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?