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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
Athens, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Been going to MacElwee's for more years than I can remember. Food is good if not somewhat over-priced. Wait staff are friendly, hurried and competent. If only the hostess/owner was .

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

my mom and I ate there July 4th. the owner went around the restaurant screaming and hollering at patrons and employees. This all culminated with her spilling a beer on a customer then biligerently telling them to leave if they didn't want to sit at the table like she had it. I've never seen such a rude horrible person in... More

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Decatur, Georgia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We came to this restaurant 2 nights in a row, because the first night the food was delicious and the server was great.. her name was Heather; this was on June 30, 2014. The second night was the complete opposite as far as the service. On July 1 the food was still delicious but Justin, our waiter acted very snarky,... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Bad experience and slow service! Waitress kept forgetting things, 50cents for a to-go box after a $150+ dinner. Really!? Overpriced even with ok food. Not. Worth. It.

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Tybee Island, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Please dont waste your money here. Paid over $100 for 2 tough steaks, an inedible shrimp crab pasta, and kids cheeseburger. Shrimp was not deviened. Person who ordered the pasta let the manager and waitress know she did not like it. They tried to get her to order something else but the rest of our party was done and she... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We decided to try this place because it was close by and looked nice from the outside. The food was good..but I was disappointed that I only got 7 shrimp on an adult dinner The main problem I had was the staff member who appeared to be the hostess. She was very loud and was constantly slamming chairs, hollering to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We went to MacElwee's on our last night, so we were looking for a nice place to have our last meal before leaving. MacElwee's came through big in both service and food. Our waitress was prompt and friendly and our food did not take long to make it to our table. I ended up sampling everything that my family had... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

MacElwee's has been in business for a long time. They were good, then terrible, then great, then terrible, etc. Last week I went for the first time in several years, in a party of 5. Those of us who had fried seafood enjoyed a really nice meal, The shrimp were local and juicy. The scallops were tender. The other food... More

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Evans
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We read reviews and rankings of this restaurant and decided to try it on our first night at Tybee. BIG MISTAKE!!! Service was subpar, food subpar....tight quarters...servers were literally bumping into each other. Bland at best. We will not be returning.

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