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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” (184 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 via mobile

Family friendly restaurant with fast service and attentive waiters. Ask the waiter what the locals (and Guy Fieri!) love and you won't be disappointed. Hands down the best things on the menu are the homemade pies.

Thank Candy E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for lunch in the off season, and service was friendly and attentive, conch fritter were much better than others we have had here in the states, fish tacos were good, and jerk chicken was good but can't compare to Jamaica. Rice and black...More

Thank mikeandterri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great family spot for parents with young kids. The fish tacos are to die for. The dining room ceiling is covered in license plates which make for fun conversation. Have the kids point out all the different places!

Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

True story, we stay across the street from this place each year and eat here or carry out a lot. Good food, fair prices. Always busy.

Thank Tina448
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there last night - off season - so there was no wait, the server had lots of time for us, and we had a good table, right next to 2 aquariums, where we watched the fish (and lowered our blood pressure? They say...More

Thank travelmakesUrich
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My wife, son, and I have been spending a few days in the Outer Banks in between Christmas and New Years for the past 3 years. In that time, Tortuga's Lie has been our favorite dinner spot. Great options for seafood, as well as other...More

Thank cjlambre
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Our hotel clerk recommended this place as his favorite. The food and service were both good, but it was very busy and noisy.

Thank djw19020
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Our waiter was great, the atmosphere is beach local, and the food is consistently good. Did think the scallops could have had a little more sear on them and thought that dish to be a little pricey. Overall we will be back.

Thank RickandDana
Reviewed 27 November 2017

While waiting for a table, another customer said the restaurant usually sat people quickly and then rushed them in and out because they just want your $. We should have left then. We each ordered 2 things and each only got 1 thing because the...More

Thank meems53
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This place has always been a must stop place in years past. Their Tuna bites were always a favorite. Stopped here over the Thanksgiving weekend and it was kind of a let down. The Tuna bites were just ok this time. The waitress actually forgot...More

Thank Michael H
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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
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
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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