We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captain Nance's Seafood

$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467
+1 910-579-2574
Improve this listing
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
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, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 310 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 87
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 42
    Poor
  • 44
    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
Great food for price

If you're looking for good food at a very reasonable price, this is your place. Fish was fresh, hushpuppies were great. We inhaled the first basket of hushpuppies and received another complimentary basket. Had shrimp and flounder. Very tasty with light breading. The restaurant is located on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
m818m
,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for good food at a very reasonable price, this is your place. Fish was fresh, hushpuppies were great. We inhaled the first basket of hushpuppies and received another complimentary basket. Had shrimp and flounder. Very tasty with light breading. The restaurant is located on the water which we enjoyed. It is not a fancy place but if... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank m818m
Chesapeake
Level Contributor
106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way home traveling Rt. 17 North in North Carolina we decided to stop in Calabash and look for a seafood restaurant. We drove a couple of streets and at the end of Nance Street sits Captain Nance's. We went in and was seated over looking the river and fishing boats. We both ordered oysters and shrimp plates. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janie R
Lowell, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little pricey for the quality of the food. First and last time. The oysters were chewy and the baked potato was cold.

Helpful?
Thank Browneyes1018
Danville
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food here is typical calabash seafood. Not fancy or gourmet, but decent. Fresh local catches. Right on the river.

Helpful?
Thank susanrO6473XW
Fredericksburg, VA
Level Contributor
227 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We could only conclude that half the town of senior citizens was there b/c of the lunch special price of $8. The food was mediocre. The shrimp had not been cleaned and between that and the smell of the river that day it was a little off-putting. Pay a little more and go to Ella's.

Helpful?
Thank jackandtara
Level Contributor
50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Again this year, lunch at Captain Nance's is the favorite family destination. Their lunch portions are large and the seafood cooked just right. My favorite lunch is the fried shrimp and founder combination which is served with slaw and either fries or a baked potato. By the way, the hush puppies are the best ever. The key lime pie is... More 

Helpful?
Thank wjack3
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Good food on the riverfront. Very fresh, not frozen. Fast service and servers were very attentive. Would recommend.

Helpful?
Thank MyTrips2Go
Oxford, Michigan
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Delicious hush puppies and pretty good clam chowder. Just in for a snack. My dad tried the broiled shrimp which were small but flavorful.

Helpful?
Thank kburgeraoc
Holden Beach, North Carolina
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Hush puppies are great -seafood not so much. Shrimp overdressed and over fried. Clam strips tough. Not a repeat.

Helpful?
Thank Bobbye K
Leland, North Carolina
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We had sauteed and fried and it was all delicious and fresh! Prices were reasonable. Great view of the water and you can even watch people down on the dock cleaning their fish.

Helpful?
Thank Wendy N

Travelers who viewed Captain Nance's Seafood also viewed

Calabash, North Carolina Coast
Calabash, North Carolina Coast
 
Calabash, North Carolina Coast
Calabash, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Captain Nance's Seafood? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 - 24
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Captain Nance's Seafood and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Little River, South Carolina, United States
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Captain Nance's Seafood staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?