Tortugas Lie – Nags Head, NC: Nestled among the dunes of the Outer Banks in this Nags Head restaurant, you’ll find a delicious slice of the Caribbean known as Tortugas Lie. Founded in 1989, Tortugas Lie is home to some of the beach’s finest fare, from mouthwatering appetizers to dinners and desserts so delicious you can’t help but come back again and again. But a great menu is only the beginning of what makes Tortugas so special. Why not c’mon in and see exactly why this quaint little Nags Head restaurant of ours is not only a locals’ favorite but the destination for hungry vacationers year after year. Voted #1 Seafood Dive by Coastal Living Magazine!

Tortugas Lie has been featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri. Watch it here.

Join us in our backyard playground! Tortugas’ Lie has been THE place for beach volleyball on the Outer Banks. There are professional nets, a netted perimeter, and a turfed area for spectators. After enjoying some volleyball – as player or spectator – be sure to check out our new outdoor tiki bar. Grab a frozen pina colada or local draft beer as you enjoy our comfortable shaded area or grab some bean bags for a competitive game of cornhole. There are dining options indoors or outdoors! Dogs are welcome.


“My wife loved the fish tacos. The whole family likes their meals, from apps to dessert. Will go back again on our next trip down here!” SMASH

“It was delicious and the first time having conch fritters and I highly recommended them. My friend had the yellowfin tuna sandwich with watermelon, goat cheese, and basil salsa. It was amazing. The staff was amazing and friendly. The only regret is I didn’t take a picture.”  ELAYNE

“Would drive hours and hours to come here! You’re greeted by incredibly friendly staff, who are all so willing to help! You don’t see that too often and this is something I have always seen coming here. It’s such a unique, and fun atmosphere. Whether you’re out with family or friends, this restaurant will absolutely not disappoint. They have a great menu with lots to choose from and the food is out of this world, cooked to perfection. I’ve had the opportunity to meet the owners a few times and they truly could not be any sweeter or kind! Everyone is welcome with open arms. This is by far, hands down my favorite restaurant of all times !!! Special thanks to the waiters and waitresses, hostesses, bartenders, and owners who have done and continue to do a fabulous job.” KRISTEN


3016 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC


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