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“Great food in a very casual restaurant.”

Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
Ranked #7 of 83 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Takeout
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great food in a very casual restaurant.”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Tortugas' Lie is relaxed, casual and fun. The seafood is local and so fresh. We ate late in the evening and dined here out of season so our wait was only 10 minutes or so. It was well worth the wait. We knew it was going to be crowded as the restaurant was featured on the Food Network - Triple D. We ordered two of the specials. We were served quickly and the food was delicious. Portions were generous. The many license plates on the walls are fun! Tortugas' Lie will be added to our "must eat" list when we go to the OBX.

  • Visited October 2013
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews
“Cozy and delicious”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

It's a small restaurant but has a very relaxed atmosphere, which we liked. I had the steamer combo, crab legs and shrimp, and my fiance had the fish tacos, and we had a basket of garlic bread between us. Overall it was good food, and we were happy we dropped by.

Visited October 2013
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Newport News, Virginia
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274 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Food is good”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Is a small place but food is good. They have license plates all over the place. Service was a little bit slow and just one bathroom per gender so if you need to go don't wait could be a line

Visited September 2013
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Murfreesboro, NC
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Food”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

I continue to be impressed with the food at this restaurant. The blackened yellowfin tuna was off the chart! The service was great. Our waitress and the other staff were friendly and professional.

Visited October 2013
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“WOW! Great from from a small shack!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

We were staying in OBX, very near to this place and each day road our bikes and drove by and saw how busy it was. This made us want to check it out on the web and we found out that DDD was there! So, we wanted to give it a try!

We ordered the clam tomato bisque, fish tacos and fish burrito. All of the food was great and tasty. Soup was slightly over-thickened, but the clams tasted fresh and were abundant. The fish in the tacos was huge, seasoned well and amazing! The tacos were also very big!

The burrito was also very tasty!

Service was simply "ok" though.

Definitely a Must-Try if you're in the Outter Banks!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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