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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 63
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  • 33
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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
overpriced

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
RUDY WOLF
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Coal City, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Coal City, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I have Celiac and this place made it so easy for me to eat. Crab was perfect! We will return on our next trip!!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The food wasn't bad and our server was nice enough. If you're looking for an "experience," I don't recommend this place. It's just one "rule" after another. I'd classify this restaurant as selfish. It's exactly the kind of place I don't like sitting down in because from the beginning, there are signs about what they can't do and kind responses... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Tried MacElwee's after recommendation from the tourist center on the island. Some of the best fried shrimp ever. Came with coleslaw, hushpuppies and we chose baked potato. All were great. Don't know why people would go further out on the island this with neat spot right on the main drag. Service was excellent and prompt. Food was hot, fresh, and... More 

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Almonte, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you are on Tybee Island, then you simply have to eat shrimp. We went to MacElwee's following the advise of a local, and sure don't regret it. The shrimp were cooked three ways but the best were the bacon wrapped ones. So plump, fresh and juicy. After eating nothing but frozen shrimp in Canada this was pure delight. If... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Loved on the island 5 years. First visit here. Most locals don't eat here. Go oysters and they were good. Large party. Everyone happy with food and service. A little pricy but not bad. Would come back for sea food.

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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?