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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar

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MP 11 on the Beach Rd, 3014 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-441-7299
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11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Southampton, NJ
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Had the oyster po-boy, awesome and fresh, fries were delicious, selection of draft beers. Clean, plenty of seating. A definite go again.

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Thank crazpony
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate the review and are glad everything was to your liking. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We came here 3 times during our week-long stay in Kill Devil Hills. The pace was always packed and we never left disappointed. Will return next time we visit the area. License plate displays were fun.

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Thank Midge V
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Hey Midge, so happy to hear you enjoyed Tortugas so much that you came in 3 times. We appreciate your business! Thank you 😊 More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Nice atmosphere, friendly people, cold beer and tasty fish tacos. There was a bit of a wait but that's what you expect from a good eating establishment on a Friday night. Worth a visit!!

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Thank Rob M
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

So glad to hear that everything went well and that our staff was friendly. It's a great time of year to visit the Outer Banks. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I had some of the best crab legs ever at this restaurant. Wonder beer selection and the food is great. Wife and i went back 3 more times during our vacation and she loves the crab cakes. Top rated and all around great place to eat.

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Thank Stephen R
obxboxer, General Manager at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Hey Stephen, thanks so much for all the kind words. We live to hear that people enjoyed their experience at Tortugas. Thank you. More 

Hampton, Virginia
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Always great local seafood, burgers, etc. Have not eaten there in years, it was always casual and fun.

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Thank stevieforsure
obxboxer, General Manager at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

We do try to stay consistently good. I'm glad it was as good as you remembered. Thanks for your review. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Very relaxed but good food and friendly service. Location is by the beach so attracts a lot of visitors. It is definitely an institution in the region . Awesome selection of beers on tap. We all finished out simple food, have a good choice of fresh seafood.

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Thank Stale_Bread_Spanky
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

We do try to keep things fresh and simple. When you are dealing with some of the freshest seafood around we really like for that flavor to shine through without to much interference. Thank you for noticing and for a great review. Glad you enjoyed it. More 

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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The ambiance is very comfortable and local. Food was excellent and very fresh. Everything was great. All fish was fresh. Gets a bit active and louder as it fills up. As good as it was 15 years ago.

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Thank finelaub
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

I'm glad it was as good as it was 15 years ago. Pretty much the same owners for 25 years so we try to keep it as consistent as possible. And you're right, it can get a little loud in there when it gets busy but I'm glad it was great. Cheers! More 

Hartsburg, Missouri, United States
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Randomly chose this restaurant because there were several cars in the parking lot. I had the tuna wrap with black beans, jalapeños, sour cream, salsa, & rice. It was pretty good, but I asked for lime wedges to give it some more flavor. Jack had the New England clam chowder. He really liked that a lot. He also had the... More 

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Thank D-Tektn
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

So glad you and your husband enjoyed everything. Thanks for the great review and hope to see you again soon. More 

Cullowhee, North Carolina
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Yet another tasty meal here - always eat here when in OBX- food consistently good. Never had a bad meal here!

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Thank GIveusgoodfood
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Just want to say thanks for your continued support! We are happy to hear that we do not disappoint time and time again. More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went because we walked the beach and found this at our turn-around point on the Beach Rd (Virginia Dare Rd). It is probably best for the younger, party crowd during summer season but OK for a quick bite and refreshing drinks of choice. We were there during lunch (late Oct) and it was primarily empty save for a few local... More 

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Thank MICHAEL R
obxboxer, Owner at Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar, responded to this review

Hey Micheal, I'm sorry that you were not greatly impressed by our place. I know it appears more as a bar scene but it's not. We get plenty of people of all ages in there eating, and our food has won a lot of recognition. Be sure to give us another try next time you're in town. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?