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Captain Nance's Seafood

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9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467
910-579-2574
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 37
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Good Ol' Southern Fried Seafood! Lunch a GREAT bargain, too!

You can't go wrong eating lunch at Capt. Nance's Seafood. Where else can you have a view of the water (though we're talking basic wood tables and chairs, nothing fancy) and eat a lunch of fried flounder, fried shrimp, baked potato AND coleslaw for less than $7.00???!!! Oh, and that includes hush... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
FLJewel
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Food is just plain terrible. The chicken I got was thin and old, like it sat in the back of a freezer forever. I took a tiny bite and spit it out. Gross...I will not go back there.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

You can't go wrong eating lunch at Capt. Nance's Seafood. Where else can you have a view of the water (though we're talking basic wood tables and chairs, nothing fancy) and eat a lunch of fried flounder, fried shrimp, baked potato AND coleslaw for less than $7.00???!!! Oh, and that includes hush puppies! And the seafood is NEVER greasy, always... More 

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Daniel Island, South Carolina
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449 reviews 449 reviews
346 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Delicious. Fresh calabash shrimp with all the fixings. Enjoyed the sampler with clam strips. Good coleslaw and yummy hush puppies. Great value. Unfortunately No alcohol served.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Wow. This is where you need to go for fresh seafood. Every thing on the menu is great . View is excellent on the waterfront.

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Florence, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Even though Captain Nance's restaurant is located in Calabash NC, we drove there in about 20 minutes from Cherry Grove, SC. We were seated upon our arrival next to the window and could see their fishing boat parked in the inlet behind the restaurant. The hush puppies (served with honey butter) were the best I have ever had. Children and... More 

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Little River, South Carolina
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72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Stopped by for dinner with a group of 10. Seating was not an issue because the restaurant was nearly empty. We arrived around 5:30 and were seated immediately. Almost all of the group ordered different meals. I ordered the broiled salmon, which was very good. The portion size was adequate - not too small or too large. Service was very... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We went early for supper and had no problem getting a table. Get a table at the back windows! The portions are large, we went home with doggie bags. Don't care for their slaw mushy and has sweet relish. We will probably return.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have been here a few times and the food was good. But last night it was really bad. The server was very busy with three large groups of six or more and we were a couple. Food came out after twenty five minutes after we were seated and cold. Could not get the lady back to the table because... More 

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Martinsville, Virginia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

The Calabash style seafood is pretty predictable in taste. This place is always packed. We had a short 15 min wait today. This is a very popular place for locals, snowbirds and tourists

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Sunset Beach, NC
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Most of the restaurants that specialize in "Calabash" style seafood -- fried shrimp and other fare -- serve up massive quantities of food that the average person could never eat in one sitting. We noticed that Captain Nance's offered "senior" servings for less money which contained just enough. I got the fried oyster platter with cole slaw and fries. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: 910-579-2574

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?