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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 30 November 2015

We highly recommend the Bajan Burger - it was absolutely awesome! The seasonings were mouth watering and it was cooked to perfection. The conch fritters were okay - not much conch in them, mostly filling. Restaurant could use a good scrubbing but we will go...More

Thank PaHOBO
Reviewed 27 November 2015

My son and I arrived at the Outer Banks much later than expected, and were looking for somewhere to eat - most everything but the standard chain restaurants was closed, but Tortuga's Lie still had their light on and the door was open at 9:54...More

1  Thank Marsha R
Reviewed 18 November 2015

A mid-November dinner visit proved to be great. Yep, after tourist season, so no problem with walking in. We 3 had the fried oyster dinner from well stocked menu, and it was to write home about. Food was excellent, service the same. Had to take...More

Thank Fred F
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We have lunch at Tortugas every time we're on the Outer Banks - 5 or 6 times a year. It never disappoints. Fish tacos and the salmon salad daily special keep us coming back as does the beach bar ambience.

Thank nwils0n1967
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

Was in town on a business trip and was given this suggestion from Outbound Software. We had a great meal with good service! They have a wonderful local flare that made us feel right at home.

Thank krmd60
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We have had many meals here over the years. Don't expect fancy because you will be very disappointed. This is beach casual at it's best. Fish tacos are wonderful. The burgers are great. We love their honey habenero barbecue sauce so much we bring home...More

Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Went there in May and got nachos as a meal. My friend got a burger and fries. We both enjoyed it. Then this trip being in the off season we went for sushi Wednesdays. So incredibly good. We each got 2 orders of sushi mine...More

Thank Wolvepack
Reviewed 20 October 2015

The food was great and the service was very good as well. The steamed shrimp was prepared to perfection. Excellent!

Thank THALL83
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

Judging from the number of cars outside (particularly since it was a cool mid-October Monday), my husband and I stopped here for lunch and were not disappointed. The restaurant is decorated cleverly with vanity license plates from all over the country and world. Over the...More

Thank DuffyPorter
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We tried the nachos, jerk chicken and a steak special. The jerk chicken was really good because of the "fall off the bone" texture and the seasoning. The rice and beans really weren't anything special. The nachos were nice and crispy with good toppings, but...More

Thank MH9727
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Questions & Answers
11 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
20 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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