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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-786-8888
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Seafood

Good but very pricey. Well worth it for the fresh seafood. Friendly service and easy to find. Recommend the flounder. Relaxing atmosphere after a day at the beach!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
KrisRenee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

After reading reviews on this place we decided to give it a try. Well wish I had never done that- service was awful and portions weren't great, if I had it to do over I would just have ordered crab dip and went home- it's not a friendly place, owners are rude and fussing at employees and bar tender the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Good but very pricey. Well worth it for the fresh seafood. Friendly service and easy to find. Recommend the flounder. Relaxing atmosphere after a day at the beach!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice little seafood restaurant. We were visiting from upstate South Carolina. We were enjoying ourselves until one of the staff, apparently in a bad mood, started cleaning a table and kept jerking the table around making an awful noise. A few minutes later she was yelling at other staff members in front of all the customers in the front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

WE had a delightful meal at MacElwee's, good portions of fried seafood. We felt for the waitstaff as they tried to chase down folks from the table next to ours who skipped out. Sorry example for their children for sure. Nice music in the background. Just wonder why they don't serve meals on the deck.

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Sylva, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this place so much, we actually ate here two nights in a row. I had the blackened grouper and it was perfectly cooked. I had the same dish, just Oscar Style the next night and it was just as wonderful. The service was great the first night and okay the next. I think that's why they aren't rated... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Delicious fried and boiled seafood. Corn was fresh and hush puppies were yummy. Cold pitchers of beer and a friendly staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Don't come straight off the beach expecting to get in. Dress code is displayed at entrance. Having got that outta the way, once we were seated (had to wait 30 minutes), forgot about that dress code thing. If you have a Vegan in your midst, this is the only restaurant we could find on Tybee Island that caters to Vegan... More 

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Pooler, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We eat here often enough that they know our faces and our orders. The deviled crab and shrimp trio are amazing, along with the steak and pecan pie. If you are on Tybee Island and looking for somewhere to eat, come here! The service is always good, and we haven't found a meal we haven't liked yet. You won't be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Seems a little uptight! Not the normal Tybee place. Lots of rules to enter the building. Food was Ok but a little over priced.

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Dallas, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had Stephanie and she was the best server we could have asked for..She did an excellent job and the food was delicious.

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Additional Information about MacElwee's Seafood

Address: 101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: 912-786-8888
Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: 912-786-8888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?