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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

) #7 of 61 Restaurants in Nags Head €€ - €€€ American, Caribbean,
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, 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 1 week ago

There was a long wait for tables so we ate at the bar. There are a lot of bartenders and know what they're doing. They had menus and drinks in front of us in a minute and knew the menu well. Our glasses were never...More

1  Thank Split_now
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the food our family ate was fantastic, but the Island Steak my son had was sublime. We all thought it was better than what we ordered, and he talked about that steak for days. The atmosphere of the restaurant was relaxed, and the decor...More

Thank CatGirlly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of 5 for lunch on 7Aug17. Waited about 15 min for a table. Two had fried shrimp and both said it was very good. One had salmon and said it was the best she had EVER had. Salad special and burger were also very...More

Thank WeAreGroot
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really popular place. We had about a 40 minute wait but you can pass the time by getting a drink at the bar, volleyball and corn hole in the back of the building. Service was pretty good considering how busy it was. Really loud with...More

Thank HPSGene
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Tortuga's Lie last week for dinner. We arrived at 5:30 and had a 20 minute wait. When we left 90 minutes later the wait was and hour and a half. We were seated in the side dining room which is very loud. There were...More

Thank sharon c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just had supper there , very busy place. Food was good and lots of it. Reasonable priced. Service wasn't great but we eventually got what we needed, never did refill our drinks. Loud but fun atmosphere. Tight space for a lot of people. Probably would...More

Thank toniawelsh311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read a lot about this restaurant (Coastal Living magazine). It was good, but not "We need to stop here every time" kind of good. It has a nice vibe.

Thank sarahwyche78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend arriving early for dinner. We were seated quickly and food was served surprisingly fast! Fun outdoor area. Great atmosphere and food was delicious.

Thank MommyBee713
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just want to start by saying I live year round here on the Outer Banks, and I have worked in the industry as a waitress for many years. I've been to Tortugas' several times and have ALWAYS enjoyed the atmosphere, service, and food. I...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here 8/4/17 and we were seated in back room. We could not hear ourselves talk. Staff kept throwing dishes into a cart when they would clean a table adding to the already above average noise level. (Not sure about other areas in restaurant) Food...More

Thank LisaKohn
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Questions & Answers
Tom L
10 August 2016|
AnswerShow 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
20 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, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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