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Ella's Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 204
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  • 160
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Lunch Seafood Value!

Would highly recommend eating here because food, service, and pricing have all been exceptional. We have eaten here several times and for several years, but we have always eaten during their lunch time specials which are offered from 11 AM - 4 PM. They are open for dinner, but we have only eaten... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Donny H
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Nashville, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Would highly recommend eating here because food, service, and pricing have all been exceptional. We have eaten here several times and for several years, but we have always eaten during their lunch time specials which are offered from 11 AM - 4 PM. They are open for dinner, but we have only eaten here for lunch to take advantage of... More 

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Fairborn, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped for lunch and selected the Choice of Two Special for $7.25; I had the Flounder and Shrimp and she had Shrimp and Shrimp. The fried shrimp were plentiful and the coating was thin and crisp! My flounder was very good as well and the sides were tasty too. I don’t think you can find a better lunch in... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and eat here most of the time when we come down for seafood, we generally check to see which place between our three best places in Calabash has the shortest wait. We've always gotten good food and service here. I would recommend this place anytime

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

went there to eat so I could try out some new places to eat at Calabash. Was not good and not much food for price. Would not eat there any more at all.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great Calabash seafood which the locals like me visit religiously. Need I say more. They even broil the seafood and it is quite good. This is a family operated restaurant of three generations and they take pride in running an excellent restaurant. The long lines attest to the great food. When I was a kid, I used to dream about... More 

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Danville, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

When we want seafood while on vacation at Myrtle Beach ... we ALWAYS choose ELLA'S! The food is always fresh and delicious! It is quite reasonable in comparison to other seafood establishments, as well. The fried seafood dishes are always good, but if you ever get the chance ... try their grilled TUNA ... it is to DIE for! My... More 

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White House, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

At this point I was tired of fried seafood, so I went with the grilled tuna and it was a good choice. The salad bar left a little a little to be desired especially since it wasn't included in price of meal. Other than that a solid choice for dinner and service was very good.

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Each of us three had deep fried fish, which was pretty much the fare. I had ample amounts of baby shrimp, which tasted fresh. A friend had an assortment, which included crab. I wish they had provided other types of prepared fish, other than deep fried. Atmosphere is like an extensive diner, which expands into other open rooms. Service was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food was fine. Very busy place with a long wait. The hushpuppies were very good and served like bread before the meal for free. The shrimp were doughy, the oysters were mealy and I wasn’t a fan of the halibut. It was just OK. I would not go there again.

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Calabash, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We've been going to Ella's Seafood Restaurant for over 30 years. It is always consistently good. The lunch menu prices are reduced from the evening and the portions are certainly enough for a meal. By the way, make sure you try the clam chowder as it is home made and delicious.

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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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