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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)
“burger” (111 reviews)
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We had driven by this place for years while vacationing. We met a friend there for supper. We were looking for good food. What we got was so so food. We got chicken tenders and fries crab cakes and fries and coconut chicken. The crab...More

Thank Martha C
obxboxer, Manager at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Martha, I’m so sorry that your dinner did not meet your expectations this time, especially the crab cake. The crab cake is my favorite thing on the menu because we use only fresh local crab meat. There are plenty of restaurants here that use...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped on the way to Ocacroke and wanted to try this local spot. Based on Triple D reviews we weren’t disappointed! My wife had the crab cakes and I had the blackened tuna! Both were cooked to perfection. My tuna was medium rare and the...More

Thank MJM525i
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you first see this place, you think, nah. However, that would be a big mistake. It was even judged by Guy Fieri and they have the best fresh steamed seafood, best Sunrises, nachos, best everything actually. Service and servers are awesome - they remember...More

Thank hardejk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those places that really makes you feel like you're on vacation. The vibe was great and the menu featured a little something for everyone. The sauce on the Bajan burger was delicious. Just the right amount of smokey flavor. Besides the...More

Thank mrandmrsd99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At Tortuga's Lie you get great food. (Love that shrimp!) great music and get to use your curiosity a bit But the food is #1 on the list. Great place for lunch or dinner.

Thank MKDaf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great meal while on vacation on the outer banks. Local seafood was cooked to perfection. Cozy Place with great waiter help.

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That's my favorite dish at Tortuga's Lie. Anytime I stray, I go back the next time. Excellent seasoning, whatever it is. I like it spicy, so I always use the Tortuga's hot sauce on the side. Great atmosphere in the front room. I do not...More

Thank kittyhawkobx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was craving shrimp and crab legs, we were looking for a place to have dinner, and while driving so this place crowded, so decided to check what others choose for dinner. Wait time for 3 was 30 mins, but it worth it. We had...More

Thank godh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of entrees, tasty food, excellent service, short wait, well worth it. Very popular with locals and visitors, sufficient parking.

Thank ronaustx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch and had a great time. Food and drinks were very good. I will definitely come here again.

Thank JukeJointJimmy
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Questions & Answers
October 11, 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
August 9, 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
April 20, 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, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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