Tortuga's Lie

Tortuga's Lie

Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Caribbean Restaurant$$$$
Nags Head
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  • Geoff P.
    "The Cayman Conch Fritters are awesome!"(9 Tips)
    Vanessa C.
    "The sauce for the Coco Loco chicken is delicious!"(3 Tips)
    Kaitlyn F.
    "Jerk chicken, fish tacos, and Bajan burger are all amazing"(22 Tips)
    David C.
    "Fish burrito is the best."(4 Tips)
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  • Malinda T.
    Malinda TenbuschNovember 8, 2016
    Great specials today! Come on over after you Vote!
  • ✨Naveena A.
    ✨Naveena Abodha✨October 29, 2016
    Tasty seafood, nice atmosphere
  • Meredith d.
    Meredith de la VergneSeptember 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything is delicious!
  • Meredith P.
    Meredith PopeJune 11, 2016
    The chili wings are great!
  • Emilie M.
    Emilie MoseleyJune 3, 2016
    HUGE fish tacos. I couldn't eat more than 1 at lunch. Conch fritters were excellent.
  • Meredith d.
    Meredith de la VergneMay 31, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Everything!
  • Emma
    EmmaMay 7, 2016
    The CocoLoco Chicken is great!! So is the bacon wrapped shrimp and grits as well as the beans and rice.
  • EJ O.
    EJ O'BrienApril 23, 2016
    Amazing food and service!
  • Tim J.
    Tim JulianFebruary 15, 2016
    Nachos will never disappoint but there isn't a bad choice on the menu.
  • Dale A.
    Dale AndrewsSeptember 7, 2015
    Fish tacos! Rice and beans were excellent, just a bit spicy. Amazing.
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 4, 2015
    Try the Creamy Red Curried Crab & Portobello Soup - creamy red curried crab and portobello soup (via @Foodspotting)
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 4, 2015
    Try the Cayman Conch Fritters - cayman conch fritters (via @Foodspotting)
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 4, 2015
    Try the Roasted Red Pepper Artichoke Crab Dip - roasted red pepper - artichoke heart crab dip topped with jumbo lump crab meat. served with toasted pita points. (via @Foodspotting)
  • B M.
    B MackJuly 25, 2015
    Seemed a bit overrated and setup was pretty cramped inside
  • Desiree C.
    Desiree ColonnaJune 19, 2015
    Don't even look at the menu. Just get the fish tacos. You can thank me later...
  • Travis C.
    Travis ConteJune 7, 2015
    Great beachy cocktails and definitely get the fish tacos. Very cool little place.
  • Michelle S.
    The waitvtime is ridiculous
  • Rich C.
    Rich COctober 25, 2014
    dat hot sauce
  • Tim D.
    Tim DraperOctober 10, 2014
    Tried the Chicken Coco Loco, definitely something to get when you visit
  • James R.
    James RichmondOctober 3, 2014
    The Bajan Burger is the best.
  • Angela A.
    Angela A.October 3, 2014
    The tomato clam bisque is heavenly!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out Tortugas Lie as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Read more
  • Edith K.
    Edith KuklishAugust 28, 2014
    We tried the nachos, fish tacos and conch fritters, per suggestion of other reviewers, we didn't find any of these appetizing.
  • Adriel B.
    Adriel BrophyAugust 12, 2014
    Salad of the day
  • Becky L.
    Becky LydensAugust 11, 2014
    Jamaican jerk beef
  • James L.
    James LindoAugust 9, 2014
    Great way to end the week
  • Audrey D.
    Audrey DouglassJuly 18, 2014
    The fish bites are very good!
  • Melanie G.
    Melanie GeorgeJuly 14, 2014
    Delish Fish Tacos and Coco Loco Chicken :)
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MartucciJune 25, 2014
    Fish tacos are yummy! Tortuga's Lie jot sauce is no joke. It will melt your face off.
  • Ken A.
    Ken AsheJune 24, 2014
    Large beer menu and the Caribbean Jerk Beef is excellent
  • J D.
    J DegJune 19, 2014
    Limited menu starting @ 10pm. But water outside for while you wait.
  • Jon h.
    Jon hoffmanJune 6, 2014
    Really great fish tacos and good beer selection
  • Terrence C.
    Terrence ChavisMarch 11, 2014
    My wife had the best fried oysters ever!
  • Eleanor P.
    Eleanor PriceJanuary 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    I have never had a bad meal nor have I had bad service here, both during the busy summer season and the off season!
  • Amanda B.
    Amanda BoyeaNovember 16, 2013
    Awesome burgers great service!
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DSeptember 2, 2013
    Service was iffy but food was awesome
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 18, 2013
    Try the Skewered Shrimp Barbados
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 17, 2013
    Try the Hummus
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 17, 2013
    Try the Four Cheese Artichoke Crab Dip
  • Tony C.
    Tony ChangAugust 17, 2013
    Try the Cayman Conch Fritters
  • Joe I.
    Joe IllesAugust 15, 2013
    Fish tacos baby
  • Pete B.
    Pete B.August 9, 2013
    Salsa had a bit of a spice kick. Had to wait an hour to be seated (unless you go to the open bar) but this is during vacation season. Jerk chicken was packed with flavor. Service great!
  • Heather
    HeatherAugust 8, 2013
    Go for sushi Wednesday - it's fantastic! Get there very early to get a seat!
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley CookAugust 5, 2013
    Worth the wait! Get the island fries. Delicious. Very friendly and accommodating.
  • Dee Dee S.
    Dee Dee SoyarsJuly 21, 2013
    Awesome fish tacos!
  • Daryl E.
    Daryl EllerbeeJuly 10, 2013
    Conch Fritters are amazing!!
  • Ken C.
    Ken CorlessJuly 5, 2013
    Wow is this food good. Everything!
  • Brian R.
    Brian RennJuly 4, 2013
    Great place for drinks and food and cool people. The real deal!
  • Geoff P.
    Geoff PriceJuly 1, 2013
    The Cayman Conch Fritters are awesome!
  • Nick P.
    Nick PatrickJune 22, 2013
    The fish tacos are killer. Especially after you've been sitting hungry in beach traffic for two hours.
  • Kaitlyn F.
    Kaitlyn FreemanJune 22, 2013
    Get there early for an easy wait! Jerk chicken, fish tacos, and Bajan burger are all amazing
  • Shannon L.
    Staff seem completely miserable, but service is super fast and food was awesome!
  • Conner W.
    Conner WilbergerJune 9, 2013
    Sunshine Margarita Grande is a must, especially if mamma needs a refill! Nachos are always # 1 for appetizers & a BOFF is a given
  • Adam M.
    Adam MorelandJune 7, 2013
    I don't know who this Tortuga person is, but I found the staff to be helpful and honest.
  • Mike S.
    Mike SenesacJune 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place on the beach!!
  • Leigh Anne P.
    Leigh Anne PearsonMay 31, 2013
    Fish tacos - OMG! So good!!
  • Joschka K.
    Joschka KintscherMay 20, 2013
    The Hummus and Fish Tacos are amazing! Also try the House Margaritha and ask for their specials, the Salmon Salad we got was great as well! Nice staff and reasonable prices.
  • Jason P.
    Jason PapaganMay 19, 2013
    Conch Fritters are divine!! Fish burrito?... not so much
  • Ben G.
    Ben GabrielMay 2, 2013
    Bells 2 Hearted actually in the bizzle. All good.
  • Laura G.
    Laura G.May 2, 2013
    Margarita--reasonably priced and delicious.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GabrielMay 2, 2013
    Bells 2 Hearted on dizzle!
  • Vanessa C.
    Vanessa ConleyApril 7, 2013
    The sauce for the Coco Loco chicken is delicious!
  • Janell B.
    Janell BullockMarch 9, 2013
    Best fries! Always get the special and you will never be disappointed
  • Katie S.
    Katie S.January 19, 2013
    This place has the worst staff I've ever met. My family will never go back because of that. We went to Kelly's instead. Much better personally 
  • Bryant G.
    Bryant GetzelDecember 30, 2012
    Make sure to check the printed out specials page first!
  • Vixen
    VixenOctober 4, 2012
    My favorite beach restaurant by far! Small and cozy, great atmosphere, good food, and all sorts of great beers (imports) on TAP.
  • Evan R.
    Evan RossSeptember 16, 2012
    Unfriendly service, plain food and no homemade sweet tea.
  • Monica E.
    Monica EhrsamJuly 8, 2012
    Best food on the Outer Banks. Get your name in early cause they fill up fast. Fish tacos and BBQ Cluck sandwich are amazing!!
  • Ashley S.
    Ashley StewartJuly 7, 2012
    Holy hell!!! Amazing fish tacos and steamed shrimp! Great atmosphere and everyone there was sooooo nice, from staff to patrons. We will definitely be back next time we're here!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MorrisonJuly 5, 2012
    Far and away the best place on the beach. Fish tacos are bomb. Always a long wait so post up at the bar for a drink while you wait for your table. Banging sushi, but only on Wednesday's.
  • Jameson B.
    Jameson BeatesJune 18, 2012
    Get the Baja Fish Tacos... Flat Tire is also on tap!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FanzoJune 11, 2012
    Authentic local seafood... Amazing tuna and great little local atmosphere... Not great for big groups so get their early!
  • Casey R.
    Casey ReidMay 29, 2012
    Go East Carolina Pirates! And great bloody's!
  • Bailey C.
    Bailey CrewsMay 22, 2012
    Order the "catch of the day" it's fresh & always amazing!
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa Mitchell BoweApril 16, 2012
    Our favorite spot! Food and service are great!
  • mike s.
    mike schneiderMarch 6, 2012
    Closed on Tuesday.
  • Breaux V.
    Thursday is 1/2 off wine by the bottle! Wednesday is sushi night!
  • Aaron R.
    Aaron RashOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Baja fish tacos with tuna is the best ever... Everything here is awesome
  • Scott K.
    Scott KirkhamOctober 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Creole Crawdad Fett is amazing. Must have.
  • Dennis C.
    Dennis COctober 15, 2011
    Best tuna sandwich I have ever had!
  • Scott K.
    Scott KirkhamOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Best on the beach. Get here early for sushi night.
  • Lydia S.
    Lydia SniderOctober 8, 2011
    The bourbon chocolate pecan pie is amazing
  • David C.
    David ConnellOctober 8, 2011
    Fish burrito is the best. Substitute french fries for beans,
  • David C.
    David ConnellOctober 8, 2011
    Fish burrito is amazing. Substitute fro
  • Charlie H.
    Charlie HeseltonSeptember 21, 2011
    Newcastle on tap!
  • Visit North Carolina
    Visit North CarolinaSeptember 21, 2011
    A local favorite. Seating is limited but the conch, crab, clams and more are worth the wait. While here, take a trip around the world by exploring the license plates that cover the walls and ceiling. Read more
  • Scott O.
    Scott O'ConnorSeptember 15, 2011
    Steamed spiced shrimp, coco loco, any tuna special and a cold Pacifico and you cannot go wrong.
  • Heather
    HeatherSeptember 14, 2011
    GREAT food and Fat Tire! Love this place :)
  • Christopher U.
    Christopher UnickSeptember 4, 2011
    Order the fish tacos, you won't be disappointed.
  • Blakeley N.
    Blakeley NewbillAugust 30, 2011
    Uh, amazing scallops, fish tacos, fish burrito, oh the sushi, by FAR the best restaurant on the beach!!
  • travis o.
    travis oastAugust 21, 2011
    Was pretty good. Little tight on the inside if it is packed and it will be packed. I would go again.
  • Carey S.
    Carey SullivanAugust 20, 2011
    Great place to eat anytime, kid friendly. Quiet and full of locals in the off season.
  • Doug M.
    Doug MeekinsAugust 16, 2011
    Great burgers!
  • Brandon W.
    Brandon WaterfieldAugust 3, 2011
    Coco Loco Chicken (coconut breaded chicken breast with black beans, rice & a killer lime sauce) is the bomb!
  • Donna C.
    Donna CallejonJuly 30, 2011
    Fat tire on tap!
  • Fraz N.
    Fraz NayyarJuly 23, 2011
    Add the conch fritters to the list.
  • Fraz N.
    Fraz NayyarJuly 22, 2011
    Fish tacos and the jerk burger were both good. Fries here are quite unique (in a very good way). Unsweetened ice tea (the only way they serve it) was good too. Will be visiting this place again!
  • The Outer Banks page
    They have some of the best steamed, spiced shrimp on the beach. Parking is limited, but there is a public beach access nearby folks use for overflow parking and walk.
  • Caleb H.
    Caleb HollandJuly 17, 2011
    This place is amazing! Fries are great and the chips and salsa are a great alternative too
  • Conor R.
    Conor RevellJune 22, 2011
    Awesome food and service.
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