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Captain Nance's Seafood

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9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467
+1 910-579-2574
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a family owned and operated business since 1975.We specialize in...
We are a family owned and operated business since 1975.We specialize in Calabash style seafood.We have secret family recipes handed down from our great grandmother over 60 years ago.We have a family friendly atmosphere.
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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
Great Food Friendly Staff

had the Deluxe seafood platter. food was fried perfectly waitress very friendly and helpful. The crab ball appetizer was great will definitely return when we are near calabash again!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Adam G
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been eating at Capt. Nance's restaurant for several years:) yes there are several restaurants st Calabash to choose from but I love the atmosphere on the water view and the food is always fresh and great! The hushpuppppies are the best ever! The waitresses are always courtesy and fast. I would definately recommend this seafood restaurant for locals and... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My Wife and I visited with a friend for lunch. We both ordered the Seafood lunch special with flounder and our friend ordered the special with Shrimp. The flounder was plain awful, overcooked to the point where you couldn't cut it with a knife. My wife ordered the special with french fries and coleslaw. It came on a plate so... More 

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Melinda b, Manager at Captain Nance's Seafood, responded to this review

We are very sorry that you were not pleased. Please in the future if you have a problem tell us before you leave and we will do our very best to correct it. We do value our customers and we are truly sorry for the problem. More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A very good experience all the way around. Atmosphere was family friendly. Food was plentiful and fresh. Prices were reasonable for the area. I asked for a broom and dust pan to clean up the mess that my 1 year old made in the floor but they would not allow me to do so but rather they commended me for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

had the Deluxe seafood platter. food was fried perfectly waitress very friendly and helpful. The crab ball appetizer was great will definitely return when we are near calabash again!!

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Morganton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After 50 years of visiting the area and eating at all the restaurants that made Calabash the best place for seafood. I must say that this is my FAVORITE. You get great food at good prices. The staff is always friendly and the service by Stephanie, Renee, Katy and all tbe others is wonderful. Give this place a try, I... More 

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Roscommon, Michigan
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stopped here wanting some nice Calabash seafood that everyone was making a fuss about. It looked inviting so we went in. Immediately, we were seated and given hush puppies, which were amazing. After we ordered, it came very fast, but the fish (fried flounder) was terribly dry and my first bite was all bones. Needless to say, I stuck... More 

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Melinda b, Manager at Captain Nance's Seafood, responded to this review

Sorry for bad your experience.We are currently restaffing the restaurant.Our customers are very important to us.I will contact you for the waitresses name.If your ever have a problem with the food let us know and we will correct the problem. Thank you Scott More 

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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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Melinda b, Manager at Captain Nance's Seafood, responded to this review

We are very sorry.Our customers are very important to us. If in the future you have a problem with us please let us know and we will fix it before you leave. Truly sorry Scott More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Melinda b, Manager at Captain Nance's Seafood, responded to this review

Thankyou for your business. More 

Daniel Island, South Carolina
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455 reviews 455 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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Thankyou for your review. More 

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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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Thankyou for your review.Our customers are highly valued. 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: +1 910-579-2574

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 21
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We are a family owned and operated business since 1975.We specialize in Calabash style seafood.We have secret family recipes handed down from our great grandmother over 60 years ago.We have a family friendly atmosphere.
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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