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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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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had seen this place on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives about a month ago while we were planning our trip and it looked really good, so we tried it. It was by far the best Fish Tacos we have had from the East Coast. I...More

Thank George C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely a dive!! Great food!! Small seating quarters - server was really kind and attentive. The scallops and fish tacos were tasty.

Thank Daydreamer050709
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As some one already said the only downside was the wait in the middle of the afternoon. But if there is good cookin then a short wait is worth it and a sign that there must be something good inside. Service was friendly and helpful...More

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the real deal. Food is fresh and local. My favorite is the mahi fish tacos. If you like spice get them with blackened seasoning instead of the taco seasoning. They also have excellent daily specials, usually with locally caught yellowfin tuna. Can't...More

Thank Smccardell
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool beachy feel, food was amazing (the spicy shrimp boil) and atmosphere just plain cool. Of course it helps that Guy also loved and recommends this place on food TV's D D & D's show!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

Thank Sharon O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over many years of vacationing on the Outer Banks, this spot has always been one of our favorite lunch options. They have a terrific menu and lots of drink choices. Their specials are always interesting. The service is always courteous and professional. Their prices are...More

Thank BostonBon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cool vibe. Classic feel of a beach spot. Black bean burrito, fish tacos and pork chops were the bomb. Get the marmalade on the side of the chop. Great with or without. Could be tight for a 15+ group

Thank Eagle2Oiler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, specialty drinks for the kids was a big plus. Server was awesome, he was great with kids, probably had at least 8 tables as it was quite busy, and he was still attentive and on point. All staff was friendly.

Thank Staci M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate here last year and ordered the shrimp tacos which were good but not memorable even though folks rave about them. I ordered skewered shrimp barbados this time and it was AMAZING! The black beans are so tasty! Be sure to eat the pineapple...More

Thank motownwvgirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pork Antonio was amazing. Our waiter was helpful, great attitude, and never let our drinks go empty. The steak was not that good. The pork dish and waiter were so great 5 stars.

Thank Vickie118
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Tom L
So what is the meaning behind the name?
10 August 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
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
The menu is not available on trip advisor and I was wondering if you don't like spicy food, will you find thins that you can eat here? Thanks!
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, 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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