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“Friend-recommended”

Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
Ranked #9 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, After-hours, Takeout
Roanoke, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Friend-recommended”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We visited this restaurant at 8:15 pm on a Wednesday night and were told the wait would be an hour and a half. We went somewhere else. The next night, we went earlier around 6:30 and had to wait over an hour. However, they had games going on behind the restaurant to keep everyone busy. My daughter and I had the fish tacos and conch fritters, both were great. My husband wasn't fond of his steak, but I thought it was tasty. Son-in-law had scallops which he thoroughly enjoyed. Even though the food and service were fine, I'm not sure I would wait over an hour again. Perhaps we'll try lunch on our next trip.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Much better than a fried fish restaurant”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

So many beach restaurants just look alike - a pile of fried seafood, some lackluster sides and perky staff in silly nautical outfits. That's not Tortugas. This place has great food - really cool stuff like the incredible tuna dish I had last week. My vegetarian friend was pleased with the offerings for her palate as well. The staff was really helpful. The service was quick.

Visited July 2014
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Lexington TN
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Outer Banks vaca”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We make a habit of asking the locals where the best places are and sure enough this was one of them; the exterior is nondescript, but the food was delicious, beverages cold & staff very friendly!! Will dine there again.....wonderful!! Not on the water, but the service & food make up for the lack of scenery!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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State College, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“worth the wait”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Small place, means you will likely wait for a table. But beach volleyball and corn hole in back!
Our food was good to above average. Has a "local" kind of vibe. My brother raved about his steamed platter. I had an interesting smokey-cheesy sauce on my tuna. Will go again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, NC
Level 6 Contributor
63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Casual seafood place”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Great place for fresh seafood!

The place is very low key and casual. Good menu but the one thing that was missing were oysters.

Didn't matter - good food at a fair price. Can't beat that!

Visited May 2014
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