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1148 River Rd Sw, Calabash, NC 28467
(910) 579-6728
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Yum!

Great food and can't beat the price of the lunch special! Onion rings were fantastic and the waitress was awesome! Will definitely go back next time we come down to the beach.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Melanie D
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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421 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

having gone to Ella's for years we went tonight and found that something has changed. The seafood other than the oysters was not good it tasted like it was frozen. We got the capt.platter. Will not be back

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Friendly wait staff and great service. Had flounder and shrimp and they were both great. I will return when I am in the area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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157 reviews 157 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After reading the reviews and trying to decide between the Seafood Hut and here, we chose Ella's. We dined on an early dinner; I had the small flounder and scallops. My flounder consisted of one very small piece and the scallops were halved- all fried but with NO flavor! My accompaniments were cole slaw and a handful of lukewarm fries.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Great food and can't beat the price of the lunch special! Onion rings were fantastic and the waitress was awesome! Will definitely go back next time we come down to the beach.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I had hot boiled shrimp, my wife had fried salt and pepper shrimp, others had catfish and flounder. Hot and fresh, It was all very good and reasonably priced! Our waitress was nice, knowledgeable and on the ball! Ellas is our favorite Seafood restaurant in Calabash N.C. and we've tried them all!

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Loveland, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Don't waste your time. Everyone's food was cold and unappetizing. Service was poor. So very disappointed. No southern charm here.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were in Calabash, and after reading reviews of Ella's, we decided to try it for lunch. There is nothing fancy about the decor, but don't let that fool you. We had the stuffed flounder and the fried scallops, and both were excellent. My husband said it was probably the best stuffed flounder he'd ever had! The scallops were lightly... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Its not fancy, but the food is always great at reasonable prices. The serve it quick so its nice and hot. Sweet tea, hush puppies, and calabash seafood can't get any better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

From fantastic food to great service i highly recommend ella seafood restaurant in calabash. I am stuffed an satisfied.

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8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Food is always good, reasonable, and predictable. Mostly fried seafood in the Calabash Style. Not fancy but nice and very clean. Just say it is a go-to eatery.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1148 River Rd Sw, Calabash, NC 28467
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: (910) 579-6728

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?