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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place to eat

Dinner for two, $76.00. Before tip. Not sure if the seafood was that good but so far better than anything else on tybee island. Maybe that merits the cost. Food was decent, staff warm and friendly. BTW no alcohol was included in the price. Enjoy Tybee bring an empty credit card.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
rcpennington
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Columbus, Ohio
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Dinner for two, $76.00. Before tip. Not sure if the seafood was that good but so far better than anything else on tybee island. Maybe that merits the cost. Food was decent, staff warm and friendly. BTW no alcohol was included in the price. Enjoy Tybee bring an empty credit card.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The best shrimp and hush puppies I ever tasted. Our waitress, Candace, was awesome and provided excellent service. We will definitely come back!

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St. Augustine,Fla.
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at this restaurant while we were there celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary in March of this year. We had driven by it a few times on previous visits and always wanted to check it out. We were greeted by a very pleasant hostess who sat us at a table by the front windows.I ordered the fried shrimp and... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wait staff was very friendly and the food was good. Most everything was fried would like to see some grilled fish on the menu and there were NO substitutions to be made on your order.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We decided to come here based on the recommendation of some people that we knew that said this restaurant had real good food. And by the crowd of people waiting to eat one would have thought so it wasn't a long wait we sat on the deck enjoying a drink or two about 20-25 minutes not bad considering. It's a... More 

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Germantown, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food here was decent, but very pricey for what you get. And not to mention they charge you over $2 for a soda and you are only allowed one free refill. I found that ridiculous. Service was good, restaurant was clean.

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Rock Island, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

They had an extensive list of specials and I was torn between the stuffed flounder and a seafood Oscar made with Grouper or a different type of fish. There menu was quite large and many regulars were in there when we were, and waiting to get in when we left.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have eaten here a couple times, the first I got a steak and it was gross, I ended up sick and the second time I got the special and my wife and daughter got chicken fingers and drinks and it was $67...never again

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was awful. Very disappointed. The person I feel like was the owner was very rude and loud to employees and customers. Very over priced for quality of food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Excellent service and food. We arrived at 6:30 on a Friday night with a party of 10 and were seated in 35 minutes, which is very reasonable. Our server was very attentive and the seafood was all prepared well. The manager (owner?) came to us at least 3 times to make sure we were all satisfied. Would definitely come here... More 

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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