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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
Average Seafood

My husband and I shared the $26 fried seafood platter. For $3.00 they allow you to share and give a small extra slaw and ONLY 2 hushpuppies. The food was not bad but it definitely was not anything special. The food could have stayed in the fryer longer.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
SWG17
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Anderson, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Good food, good service, no long wait. Convenient. Say "Hi" to Mike the waitress. Good enough that we ate there twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful menu. A lot of choices that fit a large group. We had a vegetarian teenager, a meat loving teenager and a lot of seafood lovers. All of us left stuffed and very happy! Our service was great as well. Very attentive!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place may be the oldest restaurant on the island but it is certainly not the best. The salads were clearly from a bag- and the lettuce was rotted, that's right rotted... I ordered the lite fried shrimp dinner.. it was priced at $13.99.. it was served on a childlike fish shaped glass plate with 7 small shrimp and krinkle... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I shared the $26 fried seafood platter. For $3.00 they allow you to share and give a small extra slaw and ONLY 2 hushpuppies. The food was not bad but it definitely was not anything special. The food could have stayed in the fryer longer.

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warner robins, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Seafood supreme: that would be the key words to describe MacElwee's Seafood on Tybee Island Georgia. We had grouper, shrimp and some of the best cole slaw you will ever put in your mouth! Even though they were short-handed, the service was good and the food was fantastic. I admit it is a bit of a drive from downtown Savannah... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We always have to stop at MacElwee's Seafood every time we visit Tybee Island. Their food is delicious and fresh. We have always gotten good and prompt service. Our main dish we go there for is the fried seafood platter and it is huge. Lots of flavors and we love the crab cakes.

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The food was good. The waitress we had was great but most of the staff was rude. One lady was asked if she wanted to help wait tables she said no not really. The there was a lot of arguing going on between a few of them. There were tables open everywhere and it was storming outside and they made... More 

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virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Family owned. Food was okay. Family owned has its good points but also questionable. I mean they seem so comfortable with themselves that they forget that strangers may not be used to it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The door guard was a bit of a sourpuss, but once we got past her, everything was perfect. Bartender was great, service was great and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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Morganfield, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Awesome seafood -Low country shrimp especially. Good waitstaff and nice bartender. Highly recommend.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?