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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

I had the fish tacos and they were delicious - came with rice and beans. Husband had Jamaican Jerk Beef and it was cooked perfectly. I'm always leary of ordering beef in a seafood restaurant, but it was delish. And the coconut cream pie was...More

Thank cblazedog
Reviewed 4 days ago

Food is great and it has a fun atmosphere. My wife have a drink with a plastic shark in it. See photo...we will use the shark as a Christmas Ornament.

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After 2 weeks of travel in the Southern U.S. we were looking for a little change of pace. Having been to multiple Caribbean Islands we liked the thought of a little visit while we were still in OBX. The atmosphere was very Caribbean and the...More

Thank Melbat3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and had about a 20 minute wait. I got the coco loco chicken and it was good but the dipping sauce was odd. I asked for a trade out for the pineapple sauce and was charged for it. My husband...More

Thank Beachfeets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this bar. Stopped for a drink but a storm rolled through, so I stayed for dinner. Lots of choices on the menu and good service.

Thank Keno123123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait was long for sub par food. Avoid the fish tacos, they were dry! The Nashville mule was ehhh. But our waitress was amazing !

1  Thank Crystal M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food! I had the fish tacos and conch fritters. Both were delicious. Black beans and rice was also great. Waitress was friendly and did a great job taking care of our table.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived for a late lunch and we were told a 20 minute wait which was fine but we had a table within 5 minutes. The food was great and it came out very fast.

Thank PirateBubba
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was old OBX. Wait staff was great and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant. However it is small so the wait may be a drawback but it is worth it.

Thank cew05
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

Tortuga’s is a great little beach joint right on the beach road. It has a Caribbean theme, and the food is really good. The nachos are AMAZING. They serve sushi on Wednesdays in the off season. Go if you can, the Fryin’ Hawaiian roll is...More

Thank sbkouns
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 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 - 9:30 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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