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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, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 122
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  • 65
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  • 35
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  • 30
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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
First night on Tybee tradition

Great food and excellent service...we love coming here our first night on the Island and it doesn't disappoint...yummy!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Martha A
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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342 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Great food and excellent service...we love coming here our first night on the Island and it doesn't disappoint...yummy!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The food and service were good. Our server was new but very good and quite the gentleman. We had the fried seafood platter and low country boil. Both were good. The deviled crab was better than ANY I've had at the local spots around the beaches and tourist spots here, Savanah and Hilton Head. Restaurant decor is plain and could... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The food was freaking delicious. And I mean "possibly the best chicken Fettuccini I've ever had" good. The bartender who took my order, Patrick, was a sweetheart and helped out on every question I had. He takes that care with every order. The phone number doesn't work half the time because they the call traffic volume just is too much.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

My experience at MacElwee's was brief, but left as bitter a taste in my mouth as I've ever had in a restaurant before. I don't know about anyone else, but when I visit a restaurant without a reservation I walk inside, see the hostess and request a table. Apparently at MacElwee's this behavior is met with hostility and belittling. When... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Have eaten at this restaurant many times....will each time I visit Savannah/Tybee Island, GA. THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT and the price is fine for the amount of food you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great food, great service, great value. The fried shrimp was fabulous, service was fast and friendly. Will go back again and again.

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Hartwell, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I remember when this was a great place to eat....not now! Overpriced ! and my fried oysters and scallops were dripping in grease...I almost got sick!

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Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The island is full of potatoes and nothing much else for sides. This restaurant has many choices such as squash, asparagus, rice, collards, squash medley, okra, and more for those wanting veggies in their diet. The waiter even asked the cook to fix fried squash since they had it the night before and it wasn't on the menu, but we... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My mother and I ate here during our recent visit to Tybee Island. I don't really like to write negative reviews but I want to save people from this disaster. First of all it has a terrible smell. Admittedly, it was late when we got there but they had plenty open time left. The food is pricey and the greeter... More 

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Tybee Island, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Ordered the Seafood feast. Scallops and shrimp were good, fries were cold. The crab cake was disgusting. The flounder smelled like sewer! We gave the flounder to the waitress and she gave it to the manager. The manager came to the table and told us that she ate it and it was good. Our meal was a complete waste of... More 

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Agnes Z, General Manager at MacElwee's Seafood, responded to this review

Sorry that this young lady didn't enjoy her soup but she loved the long Island tea drinks she consumed right before she had our cream based homemade crab soup. We served 3 gallons that day and every other customer loved it! More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?