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Captain Nance's Seafood

9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467
910-579-2574
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Ranked #21 of 32 restaurants in Calabash
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Lewis center
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The food seemed frozen and not fresh most stuff only came fried. Our waitress was eating at another table while serving us and another family

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Hickory
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I realize that Calabash is a busy place filled with tourists, but their food is awful. My family has agreed to never visit here again.

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Harker Heights
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Tried Captain Nance's for the first time and it was average for Calabash. I usually go to Elle's, but wanted a view of the marsh since Nance's is down by the water. But they really don't have a view unless you are right at the windows, which are not that large (as compared to Dockside). I had the fish/shrimp lunch... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The food was terrible. Certainly not fresh from the sea. Service was terrible. I've eaten at buffetts with better quality. How do you mess up fried?

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Columbia, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

An amazing view and casual atmosphere combined with a great lunch special make Capt Nance's the choice Calabash destination. Being a land lubber I can not personally vouch for the seafood but their hush puppies are the best I've ever had.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had small combo platters, one fried shrimp and fried flounder and the other fried shrimp and fried clam strips. The small platter is $13.95. I don't want a heavy breading on shrimp,but this had so little they were almost like fried with no breading. The flounder was a little better and I should have just ordered all flounder. Frozer... More

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Buckner, Kentucky
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We are creatures of habit always go to Captain Johns when we are in Calabash but we my family and I had just gone a boat trip and were not dressed as nice as we normally would be. I ran in to Cpt Nance's and asked if we were appropriate enough to eat in. They were so nice and told... More

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Clover, South Carolina, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We have been going to Captain Nances for many years, have always had good food, but sometimes I have to agree with dome of the other reviewers , The service there is not always the best , but tonight you could not have asked for a better waitress , we were lucky enough to have Lillie as our waitress ,... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our waitress was a little crummy, but it looked like the other servers were much better.The food was pretty good. We wanted a little mom and pop type restaurant because they usually have the best food. We weren't disappointed. The crab legs were great. My husband's fish he ordered was surprisingly imported from elsewhere which was a little disappointing considering... More

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Old dated interior, dirty floors. Order combination platter and it was a soggy greasy mess. My wife had a steak & shrimp that she said was OK but it had a lot of fat on the steak.

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