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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” (183 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in 1993. I had my first fish tacos here. I had them again this time. They were better this time around. My wife and I should have split an order. Two large tacos, black beans and rice...whew... a lot of good food....More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with friends on a girls weekend. Very very yummy food. We had fried oysters and lump crab dip both were devine. Excellent service too. If in OBX you must check it out!

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the coco loco chicken and it was awesome as usual. It is served with the best beans and rice and sauce. This a wonderful beach’s place if that is what you want. Perfect!

Thank maggywells
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were in the Outer Banks and we tried to visit DDD restaurants. Guy F. nailed it with this one!. I had Pork Antonio, the signature dish that Guy prepared on DDD, Fabulous. My husband had the fried oysters which were outstanding....More

Thank 220Molly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place so much that we ate there two nights in a row! Both nights I had the same exact thing, the fish tacos which are amazing! It is a nice laid back restaurant and bar with a surfers feel. I highly recommend...More

Thank nmmelancon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been eating at Tortuga's Lie for over 20 years. We've NEVER had a bad meal. The seafood is consistently fresh, well prepare and delicious. We recently dined there (mid-October) and were able to be seated as soon as we walked in. This place is...More

Thank OBX-Girl60
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a bite around. 1230pm, and the house was not full, but moderately busy. Nice to see given it was the latter part of the first week in October, considered the start of the off season. Bloody Mary's were average, no more,...More

Thank A-KaYAK-ur
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Great food, comfortable and casual setting and super-friendly staff! Ordered the seafood pasta dish, amazing!!!!

Thank Char G
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and sat at the bar for a drink and seafood. Wasn’t disappointed at all! Very hoppin place for lunch but great service and food. They have a great selection of beer and a few beachy cocktails. I got the yellowfin tuna...More

Thank Meredith R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I went there saw a 'tuna special' for 14 ok, I had a couple beers, did not even have any good Centroamerican beers, anyway weird young tattooed put wanna be's i got a small serving of some tuna, most likely frozen Indo crap, on some...More

Thank SenorPescado
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Questions & Answers
11 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
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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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