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“Eat the fish tacos!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
Ranked #7 of 80 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican, Caribbean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
“Eat the fish tacos!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

My husband and I were wonderfully surprised by this great little dive (and it definitely is a dive)! We visited with my in-laws and our two young kids. The kids each got their own little coloring and activities book when we were seated which kept them busy and content the whole meal. My in-laws got the panko fried flounder (daily special) that they raved about. My husband and I split the fish tacos. They were simple and WONDERFUL. I would recommend asking for an extra side of the avocado cream sauce that came on them in case you'd like to add it during your meal. My only complaint was that the waitress seemed to disappear for quite a while after we asked for another minute to look at the menu. It was close to 10 minutes before she came back. That aside, it was a fantastic dining experience. We will make a point to come back every time we visit Nags Head.

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Boyertown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Great atmosphere, great service, excellent nachos and salsa. The crab Quesidillas were out of this world. Also a must is the shark bite drink with the rubber shark.

Visited September 2012
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Norfolk VA
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tasty yellowfin tuna for dinner was Amazing.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner there on Saturday night with a couple of friends. The special was yellowfin tuna and lump crab meat. The dish was amazing with high end presentation and a delicious savory fresh fish taste that we were looking for. The waitress's was very nice and patient with our orders. The food was tasty the price was reasonable and the we had a great dinner.

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Thank JewishRussian
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Denver
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Wonderful hole in the wall! Great food and service. Very small so go early. Sitting at bar is another possibility. Fun tee shirts.Drive-ins, diners and dives made a visit here airing in early 2013. Get there before its too busy.

  • Visited October 2012
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

They tend to get very busy in the evening, even during the off season. We enjoy going there for lunch due to the relaxed atmosphere and great fish tacos. They offer sushi on Wednesdays which is awesome, but be prepared to wait for a table.

Visited September 2012
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