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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” (186 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 24 August 2016

My wife and I were looking for a Google spot for lunch. Spotted Tortugas Lie. Very pleasant atmosphere Ordered surf and turf burger, big cheese burger topped with lump crab meat..... really quit good. Excellent crispy French fries White sauce garlic and shrimp pizza..... tastey

Thank MEMcN
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great late lunch with my family. Service was great and very accommodating for the toddler with our party. Everyone was very satisfied with their food and drinks. Had the fish tacos and they were to die for. Had a great experience and will...More

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The food was good. it was challenging to get a table they are so swamped with business. Specials were really good and the regular menu stuff was very good.

Thank degroat2212
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Just real good food always. Favorite place for lunch if we can get in, it is worth the wait though if it is backed up. Friendly staff. Favorites are the wings, jerk burger, coco-loco chicken, and the best French fries on the beach...in OBX, anywhere.

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Not the biggest place but their food more than makes up for it. Their fish tacos are some of the, if not the best, I've ever had. Ton of flavor. My wife had the Big Wave Dave which she absolutely loved. Great service & great...More

Thank Aldo M
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

By far the best raw Oysters I had in nags head. Great atmosphere and service. They send you a text to welcome you when you arrive and send a text when your table is ready. Highly recommend.

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The food is delicious, the servings are generous, and the service is friendly. What more could you want? We went for a late lunch to avoid the crowd (it's pretty small). Definitely recommend!

Thank VLFrank
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Have come here often over the years and stopped in for lunch this year. Nice beach vibe. Waits at dinner time can be long. Crowd is a mix of tourists and some locals. Food continues to be quite good. Our party of four had the...More

Thank TomDux_1
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch with two other 'local' friends right in the middle of a sweltering July tourist season. Luckily we got there just as they were opening up, so had our choice of tables ... important for us as one of our party has...More

Thank Still-Enjoying-Life
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped in for lunch. The service was fast. The food was delicious and also reasonably priced. I figur d I would be good because there was a line of 10 or more people waiting when they opened.

Thank jjyb56
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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
Debbie B
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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