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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Saw this place on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Recommended by our B&B hostess. Exceeded our expectations. Short wait at the bar where locals gave us tips on local beer and favorite plates. Outgoing staff at both the bar and the Restaurant. Fried conch appetizer- tasty...More

Thank Kathy L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Another must see site when you are in Nags Head. Great food, great drinks, great prices, and great personal items to be purchased. I bought their homemade hot sauce!! To die for! Great Job Tortugas!!!

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting and cool place to have lunch. The fish tacos were very fresh and the black beans were on the side and very yummy. Its a small place, seating few at a time, large parties could be a problem. The wait staff was excellent. Very...More

Thank swimmingwiz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, cute decor, looked like a little neighborhood bar. Shrimp skewer had 10 shrimp withbroce & beans. Very good!

Thank Sherri G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will love it not a tourist trap with New York name on it .. fresh food .. Great service we will be back again

Thank JosephCrafnia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this one on the Tripsdvisor. My husband had fish tacos and I had jerk chicken and black beans. It was very good. We went back again for dinner. We had salmon salad and grilled shrimp. It was good too. The dinner is much...More

Thank sandycomo04
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday night in early May around 8pm. It was busy but we were seated right away. Cute little place and we were expecting this one to be good! We had heard a lot about it and good reviews. Maybe it was an...More

1  Thank OBXdreamer2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read great reviews in the travel brochures; heard locals recommending it, too. A little, endearing, hole-in-the-wall, great ambiance as a local hang-out. I had the fish tacos which were outstanding! Cool t-shirt, selection, too. Staff was on-the-ball, very courteous, with excellent customer service.

Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good local spot for fresh catch of fish and good sized hamburgers. Wife had Hatterus Clam Chowder (very good), Soft Shell Blue Crab (breaded with corn meal, deep fat fried, good taste), Cole Slaw (different seasonings but very good), and Fries. Hubby had Bacon...More

Thank Love2trvlalot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are both DDD fans and also try to visit Food Network places whenever we travel. Very casual, delicious food. After browsing the folded paper menu, we actually went with the 2 items reviewed. Moist, tender, little kick. LOVED the jelly with the chop and...More

Thank kafkws2010
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Tom L
So what is the meaning behind the name?
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
The menu is not available on trip advisor and I was wondering if you don't like spicy food, will you find thins that you can eat here? Thanks!
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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