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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Fairfax, VA
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Consistently better than most OBX bar/restaurants. Good beach feel compliments their seafood offerings. Cold PBR for $2.

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a group of 6 of us for my friends birthday. We sat way on the back in addition, the lighting is dim and at night it really needs to be elevated as we could barely make out the menu. Our food was good and our service was on target. Everyone seemed to like their meals and I'm not... More 

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love visiting the NC Outer Banks, and while we have a few favorite eating places, we had never tried Tortugas' Lie on the Beach Road in Nags Head. We chose a busy Saturday evening for our first dining experience at this popular local restaurant. We were greeted at the door by the very friendly staff, and even though there... More 

Thank PhoodiePhil
Burlington, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate here on 9/18 with two family members. We all ordered sandwiches. My wife had the the Big Lie, which is described as a smoked turkey sandwich. We expected real turkey, but what she got was processed turkey lunchmeat! Are you kidding me? I had the fish tacos, which were tasted mediocre at best compared to other restaurants in... More 

Thank Paul M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to eat here after watching it on Triple D! Food and service did not disappoint! Had the jerk chicken and surf and turf burger and both were awesome! Beer was hot but I think they we're working on that. Will be back for sure!

Thank Hopewhitfield87
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to eat in outer banks. Ate yet again there 9/9/16 and had the Mahi tacos. Absolutely awesome. Fresh, filling, and just the right amount of spice for me. A large beer selection and excellent service. Other favorites include the jerk chicken and the chicken cluck sandwich. Never had a bad meal. Prices are... More 

Thank jjstone66
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu has something for everyone. they have burgers, salads, or scallops. Drinks are very good. The place is kind of small so I have heard that if you go on the weekend that there is a long wait. Service was very good.

Thank LorrieLeedy
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an hour wait for dinner. Stayed since I had heard this place was good. Out whole party loved this place and put at the top of the chart for OBX. Now I understand the hour wait (paying your dues to eat there). Loved it and will be back.

Thank Darrin H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good visit with local friends...good food and drinks. The scallops dish was baked and a little runny, but it tasted great.

Thank MargaritaDoug
Midlothian, Virginia
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside appearance of the restaurant is deceptive in that it might not look like a great restaurant. What you will notice is the parking lot is always full because the food is great! Seafood entrees are excellent and the atmosphere is relaxed beach. Drinks are generous and the service is very good!


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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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?