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MacElwee's Seafood

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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-786-8888
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 116
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    Very good
  • 63
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  • 34
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  • 22
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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
Most recent review
Surf and Turf

The staff was friendly and accommodating. The steak was excellent,perfectly cooked. The mushrooms and crab on the steak was a treat. My partner had the seafood mix--crab, shrimp and steamed clams....loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Rhonda B
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Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The staff was friendly and accommodating. The steak was excellent,perfectly cooked. The mushrooms and crab on the steak was a treat. My partner had the seafood mix--crab, shrimp and steamed clams....loved it.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Whole family went for dinner on a Saturday night! The staff was great especially our waitress Candace!! Service was fast and food delicious!!!

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Newberry, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a delicious meal and loved our waitress named Mike! We bicycled from the hotel and didn't even have to worry about driving.

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Columbus, Ohio
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206 reviews 206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The sign out front should have been a warning: bartender, fry cook, and servers wanted. The place was packed and the two servers were going nuts. Menu prices are pretty high, too. DO NOT order the crab bisque. It is very heavy with cream and not much flavor all. This was the worst meal we had in the area during... More 

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The seafood special was very good that day. We were there on a Sunday between lunch and dinner so had no trouble getting a place to sit. My wife and son do not like seafood, but they both found something they both liked on the menu. No trouble with parking and it is close to the beach.

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Coal City, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Bad hours of operation.overpriced prices.outdoor patio overlooking the road.food is just ok.nothing to brag about.the owners need to be realistic with their off-season prices.this is not new york, or chicago.very dissapointed.lacking in ambience too.seafood priced like the stock market marked as market price..

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Crown Point
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Family dinner of four had great friendly service. Seafood was excellent but nothing special about the cheeseburgers. The hush puppies were some of the best I've ever had. Waiter was friendly and prompt. Would recommend if wanting seafood.

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Marion, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This place was recommended to us as 'the best food on the island'. My husband ordered the salmon cooked medium rare...it was cooked almost completely through. I ordered a rib eye....it was not like any piece of rib eye I have ever had and they tried to hide that by covering it over with a mushroom and crab sauce. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Best seafood on the island!! My husband had the Cajun Tortellini. I had the stuffed flounder. Both were delicious. Service was great, and everyone was very friendly. We will definitely be back! P.S. The fried strawberries are pretty tasty too!!

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Athens, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My friends and I made a quick stop while on the beach to eat lunch at MacElwee's and it was a nice little eatery. It is a bit pricy based on the food, but if you want seafood this is the place. We enjoyed it!

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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