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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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11:30 - 21:30All 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 8 June 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant for lunch/dinner, or just to hang at the bar. I got a burger with crab meat (surf & turf burger- I think it was a special that day). It was delicious! The fries are some of the best I've ever had. Which sounds...More

Thank creative74
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Rustic, Beachy atmosphere, casual setting, dim lighting, energetic sound levels. Ideal for families and parties.

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We always eat at Tortugas' Lie every visit to Nags Head! The food is always fresh and the salads are unique combinations of fruits, veggies and fish! It gets crowded because its so good but worth the wait! They have a volleyball net and seating...More

Thank AliH003
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

They didn't take reservations, so our party of seven spent quite a while at the very cool, Florida Keys-feeling bar while we waited for a table in this hopping homey joint. The ladies had to try the signature "Shark Attack" cocktails - complete with souvenir...More

Thank RationalOP
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Still good year after year! Good for families and friends. Wish the menu had some different "permanent" choices as the daily specials are just that - daily. The service was still very good and the staff was very friendly. Love to support the local places...More

1  Thank Trixter2013
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Service was not so great, but it's a beach bar, so not the biggest deal in the world.I had their BBQ chicken sandwich that had apples on it and it was very good.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We had our fill of seafood after a week and we were craving a hardy burger. I asked a cashier at the local CVS where can we get a good hardy burger and a women behind me said that Tortugas has the "best burgers on...More

Thank Tara J
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We decided to try this place for lunch based on the positive reviews and triple D. We were not impressed at all. I had the hummus wrap with fries and my husband had the turkey bacon sandwich with tortilla chips. It was edible but cannot...More

Thank jllisitski
Reviewed 30 May 2016

The building looks like your typical local beach-side stop, but the food is amazing! Fresh, delicious, inspired - everything I sampled was truly wonderful, but the Salad Du Jour that day, an Asian mix with fresh Salmon was beyond good. It was definitely love at...More

1  Thank Barb W
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We have always loved this place; but, we're not as thrilled with it this time. We were seated in the additional dining room, instead of the crowded main room. This might be preferable to some. However, for us, we missed the atmosphere and noise. It...More

Thank Kathy W
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Questions & Answers
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, Kids, Child-friendly
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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