Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar and Grille

3016 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 11, Nags Head
(252) 441-7299

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and repeat visitors. There are lots of healthy options here, with Caribbean-inspired seafood and vegetarian options. Chow down on a variety of dishes, including tuna bites, burritos, pasta and steamed seafood and veggies. If there's a salad on the specials board when you're there, take our word for it and order it. Tortugas' also has some of the best burgers and island fries on the beach. Their famous sushi night on Wednesdays in the off-season is a huge hit. There is a full bar with lots of specialty drinks, including their notorious Shark Attack. Be sure to check out the beach volleyball challenge courts in the back, usually open for group games, but also host to several competitive tournaments. Tortugas' is open daily for lunch and dinner with the hours changing in the winter.