Tortuga’s Lie – Nags Head, NC

Bill and I found this place on FoodNetwork’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives page.  We LOVE that show and Guy!  He is so funny and I love the way he describes the food!

We also looked it up on TripAdvisor – and it received good reviews there also.  We love using both these restaurant guides to find places to eat out – especially now that our budget for dining out has been shrunk down to reflect the change in our income status – ha!


We went for lunch during the middle of the week during slow season, so it wasn’t crowded, but wasn’t empty either.  You could tell it is a local place, very casual and off the main road.

I had Coconut Fried Chicken with french fries.  They served it with a lime curry sauce for dipping.  The portion was perfect, and cooked perfectly.  The chicken was tender and juicy and the fries were seasoned just right.  The dipping sauce was a great compliment to the chicken and I liked it so much I used it for some of the fries also!  I didn’t order a drink, just an ice water w/lemon, my standard lunch time beverage.


Bill had a Fried Flounder Sandwich, which was one of their specials.  He also had fries.  The fish came with some fancy tarter sauce that was very good.  He also ordered a beer.


It was an enjoyable lunch and we agree with Guy and all the TripAdvisor reviews that the food is worth going in for!  We paid $40.77 including the tip.

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