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“Our Favorite Place on OBX”

Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar
Ranked #15 of 78 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

We had family come to visit us for a relaxing extended weekend. We went out to dinner here to give them a taste of the best. We have all been here plenty of times in the past, and this visit was as good as ever. Before choosing entrees we got rounds of drinks with conch fritters and creole crawdads, all very good. Two of us had hatteras chowder, a special OBX version better than New England or Manhattan for sure. We moved on to dinners of shrimp Barbados, Mahi and Tuna. All excellent and plentiful. Service was friendly and quick.

They advertise that Coastal Living awarded them #1 Seafood Dive, I will add it is our #1 choice when we go out to dinner, or have visitors or family that want #1 OBX seafood and fun. Try Tortugas’ Lie, you wont be disappointed.

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank Mje12518
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Reviewed 19 May 2021 via mobile

Busy at it was, our wait was shorter than expected and we were quickly seated. The service was excellent and our meal was 5 Star worthy. The fish tacos were especially good.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 7 May 2021

I visited Tortugas Cafe on a business trip and I had Megan help me out. She was amazing, cute,and a great server. My ice tea was never empty and the mix and match tacos were out of this world.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank anthonydT8790QF
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Reviewed 7 May 2021 via mobile

Being adventurous, we decided to try a place that we had not been to before and we were not disappointed in the least. We were quickly greeted and seated as soon as we walked in the door. Our server Chelsea had the perfect personality and gave great recommendations. The drinks were spot (Kentucky Jewel and Lost Tortugas) on and the Chowder Bowl and daily special soup was delicious. The fish tacos and tuna special was yummy. The peanut butter pie and chocolate pecan pie made the meal end on a perfect note. This establishment is wonderful and the service was excellent. Thank you for a great evening!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 29 April 2021

Drinks are amazing, food is even better! The staff are very friendly! Try the Shark Attack! It’s delicious!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Thank 700catieh
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