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“A Great Local Hangout and Restaurant”

Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
Ranked #6 of 85 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I discovered Tortuga's a few years ago and it has become a must dine on every trip we make to the The Banks. The food is always excellent, the drinks are superior, and we have always found the service to be good. We always start our meal with the tuna bites, which are pricey, but well worth it. My wife always gets the crab cakes (no filler) and I am hung up on their coconut encrusted chicken dish with beans and rice. We never walk away hungry, but always happy. If you are coming to the Outer Banks, or are already there, check out Tortuga's Lie. You won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

I love visiting this place when at the OBX. The food, drinks and service are very good for the money, but you should expect a wait at typical meal times, especially if you've got a group that can't fit at the bar. It can also get a bit noisy and crowded, which I don't mind, but thought the TA community should know. It is one of my all-time favorite places to eat.

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Reviewed August 10, 2014

Every summer when visiting OBX with friends and family we always set one night aside when we do not cook at the house and go out for dinner. Tortugas' Lie has become a tradition for us. The food is amazing from the conch fritters, fish tacos, to the fresh catch of the day specials. It is a small restaurant, just like some of the other best kept secrets around OBX but well worth the wait. Just grab a cold one or one of thewir specialty mixed drinks while you wait.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

A trip to the Outer Banks should include a trip to Tortugua's Lie. We make at least one visit every time we are in the Outer Banks. In our most recent visit the food was outstanding. From the appetizer conch fritters to the favorite barbecue Cluck including outstanding fries you can't go wrong. Better get there early. At 5 pm in the heart of summer we had to wait over 45 min for a table.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

Be prepared to wait if you have a big party. We were lucky and as a party of two we walked right in and got a table. The party of 7 in front of us was told it was about a 35-40 minute wait at 5:15pm. Food was good. We got a steamer pot and the jerk chicken. The jerk chicken was spicy but great. One of the highlights of our trip was eating here. Would go back again and again!

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