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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” (182 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 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a bite around. 1230pm, and the house was not full, but moderately busy. Nice to see given it was the latter part of the first week in October, considered the start of the off season. Bloody Mary's were average, no more,...More

Thank A-KaYAK-ur
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, comfortable and casual setting and super-friendly staff! Ordered the seafood pasta dish, amazing!!!!

Thank Char G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and sat at the bar for a drink and seafood. Wasn’t disappointed at all! Very hoppin place for lunch but great service and food. They have a great selection of beer and a few beachy cocktails. I got the yellowfin tuna...More

Thank Meredith R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there saw a 'tuna special' for 14 ok, I had a couple beers, did not even have any good Centroamerican beers, anyway weird young tattooed put wanna be's i got a small serving of some tuna, most likely frozen Indo crap, on some...More

Thank SenorPescado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed Tortugas' Lie, this is one of the places I always try to go to during my trips in OBX. My last experience was not the best, that why I gave a 4 star. The waiter was really nice, honestly one of the...More

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch twice two days in a row. I had the Saint Martin's pasta and shrimp it was very good in a butter garlic sauce. The next day I tried the tuna tacos those were even better. They had a special of...More

Thank DebraandMike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our first stop as we drove in. Interesting menu, friendly atmosphere and prices reasonable for the area. Everything we had was great but our favorite was the corn chowder.

Thank Craig B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here last week ,late sept! Everyone at our table ordered the specials .Most of us had the Fresh tuna with a generous portin of crabmeat on top . WOW ! I am a hearty eater and had to force myself to eat the...More

Thank Mike58318
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten at Torgugas for the past 20+ years...I like the food and the owner Bob.I would like to guide you to a great dish..but all Tortuga's dishes are distinct and its a personal taste thing. I will suggest while your looking over the...More

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Tortuga's on our last trip to the Outer Banks. We had a pretty large party with many young kids and the service couldn't have been more accommodating. We all love the food that we received and the drinks were delicious especially the margarita.Tortugas...More

Thank Loveandsunshine
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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
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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