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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
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 4 weeks ago

Needed a night out, and so glad we decided on Tortugas' Lie. The staff at the bar were very friendly and engaging. The food was spectacular. I loved the Conch Fritters and the Tuna dinner was awesome. We love going here every year, and will...More

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be a good spot, we stopped in RIGHT before the lunch rush. The bar stools were all already full, but be managed a table for 4, a few mins after us, every other table was full. They had some pretty nice mixed drinks...More

Thank timeinhell
Reviewed 16 September 2017

My hubby is a big TripleD fan so we had to stop at one of the locations they highlighted. This one was near our hotel so we went to it as we arrived on the banks. It was about an hour wait and they use...More

Thank bubadangel
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We've been here before so our expectations were already quite high. The bar has been raised! I had the burrito dinner. It's key ingredient is yellow fin tuna and I must say this was fantastic! My wife went with the Tortola Chicken. Both meals were...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here last week. Service outstanding. Ordered steamed shrimp as appetizer. Shrimp was well seasoned with old bay and rather difficult to peel (not fresh or over cooked). Tasted ok once peeled. Now for the crab cakes. They were the very best I have...More

Thank dachsiemom2014
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to Tortuga's Lie several times while visiting the Outerbanks. It's a great place to pop in to have a drink or to enjoy an entree, lunch or raw bar. The seafood has always been fresh and very tasty. They serve excellent steamed clams...More

Thank Tracey J
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Our family of 5 ate dinner here in early June, one of our recommended stops on our first visit to Nags Head for vacation. This is a casual spot with bar and an outside porch seating area. We were seated right away, the service was...More

Thank PhiladelphiaMary
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Saw the restaurant reviewed by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Could not wait to give it a try on our recent visit to the Outer Banks. My husband and I agree that this was one of the best meals we've ever had based...More

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 10 and its a small place but after the initial snag of them not wanting to seat us because 2 of our party hadn't arrived yet, we had a pleasant dinner. Everyone enjoyed the food- several had the fish tacos...More

Thank BDNRHarris
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We include Tortuga's in every Outer Banks vacation. Usually make it for two meals during the week. Great beach vibe

Thank Brooke B
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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