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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7299
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish tacos” (186 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a burger and it was great! My friend had the teriyaki burger and she said it was great also! Their fries were wonderful!!!!

Thank Jane R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had called this resuturant ahead of time to see what the wait was, she told us 25 minutes so we ran right over (a 4 minute car ride). When we got there the wait had jumped up to 40. We ended up waiting about...More

Thank ashley16nicole
Reviewed 4 days ago

I don't give 5 stars easily, this place is great! How do the Outer Banks restaurants do it? There are quite a few, Tortuga's lie is near the top. Artistic creations, fresh and delicious, not over-priced. Fresh green salad is full of onions and peppers....More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very casual restaurant with such good food and service that we ate there 2 nights in a row for dinner. The first night we had steamed crab legs and steamed vegetables--- a very nice selection of vegetables with seasoning /sauces of your...More

Thank tyrolgirl2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch after several folks recommended and it did not disappoint. The Coco Loco was wonderful - lots of flavor. My son enjoyed his burger. The peanut butter and chocolate pie was fabulous - loved the real whip cream with it:) Server...More

Thank Karin J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coconut cream pie was the best dessert of the week!! Coco loco chicken was great too!! Great service and price was perfect!!

Thank jenniferc1973
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service. I thought it would be bigger. I would definitely eat there again. I recommend the black bean and tuna burrito. Yummmmmm !

Thank C J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fishing buddy and I had a tasty lunch at Tortugas' Lie yesterday. We both had the tuna sandwich, which was tasty, quick, and simply done. Service was polite, good and speedy. There are two dining areas; we sat in the one not attached to...More

Thank ATRjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting the OBX in the off season and decided to try this restaurant at the suggestion of our beach cottage owner. The food was excellent and cooked perfectly. They have wonderful seafood daily specials. Service was super fast. The bar area is extremely...More

Thank Maureen721
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in while vacationing in OBX. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable with menu and specials. Food was excellent and fresh. Would definitely recommend.

Thank luv2travelGettysburg
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Questions & Answers
12 October 2017|
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Response from obxboxer | Property representative |
It's been more than one restaurant over the years. It was opened as a BBQ place in the mid 50's. I know it was called Pagoda East for a while after that. It changed hands again and was called The Rafters. In more recent... More
Tom L
10 August 2016|
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Response from Cottonbaler87 | Reviewed this property |
Tortuga was a Caribbean, turtle-shaped island north of Hispanola named by the Spanish. Lie means the place or location of. Therefore, Tortuga's Lie is....this is the location of Tortuga and thus the Caribbean-themed menu... More
Debbie B
21 April 2016|
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Response from Cheryl S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We don't eat spicy food either. Never a problem you will find plenty to eat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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: +1 252-441-7299
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