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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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 November 2017

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 12 November 2017 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 3 November 2017 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 28 October 2017

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 27 October 2017 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
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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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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