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MacElwee's Seafood

101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-786-8888
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Ranked #19 of 44 restaurants in Tybee Island
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We've been coming here for YEARS. We have *never* had a bad experience with staff or food here. The food is amazing! The steaks taste like they grilled them right on the back deck - yummy!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Food was really good! But, the manager.. Lynn I think was her name....was barking so many orders to the staff that it seemed to put customer service second to getting their side work tasks completed. We had a really good server, but it was apparent that they were all rattled and scrambling to get the salt and pepper shakers wiped... More

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mayfield heights, ohio
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Food was great, portions were excellent, service was fabulous. Ages 8 to 80 can be comfortable and find something they like on the menu. Went slightly later in the evening and was seated right away.

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Newton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Staff was mediocre, food was good but small portions and pricey. Four of us had water or it would have been well over 100.00. Can't recall the last time I paid 20.00 for a plate of seafood and left hungry. Husands platter was the same way... good but small amount. Won't go again....

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Jackson, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The best seafood and the staff is wonderful. We always eat at MacElwee's. Plus we tell anyone traveling to Tybee to have dinner there.

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Statesboro, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had a great seafood dinner with excellent service. Always enjoy eating here when on Tybee Island. Good prices.

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Michigan
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93 reviews 93 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stopped in for a quick lunch while on Tybee Island. The "famous crab dip" lacked flavor or spice, but came with decent chips. I had the fish tacos, which were good, but the fries were basic/boring. My husband had the shrimp po boy, which ended up being 5 tiny shrimp on a cold sub bun with wilted lettuce and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We chose to eat dinner here on our first night in Tybee. The food was ok, but nothing special. The service was slow. The bill was insane for the quality and quantity of food we had. Do not waste your time or money, there are plenty of other options in the area!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Our visit was great! We all loved our food and the service was very pleasant. I had the mahi tacos, my husband had the shrimp scampi and our daughter had the kids shrimp and we all loved our food! So glad we went!!

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Athens, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My husband and I went here by ourselves (no kids) because we had seen the menu in a tybee restaurant magazine and knew it was pricey. We had eaten here several years ago and remembered it being good. We were seated at a table for 2 up front, which was I didn't care for. I don't like hearing my neighbors... More

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