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Ella's Restaurant

1148 River Rd Sw, Calabash, NC 28467
(910) 579-6728
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Ranked #11 of 32 restaurants in Calabash
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Unless you like your seafood in "grease sauce". Just don't go. Waited over an hour and forty five minutes to get our food which was literally served in Grease Sauce! Baked potatoes were even gross. There were solidified grease blobs on our water pitcher. Almost made me sick. If this is what the locals like to eat, I'm glad I... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

After over-hearing us ask a girl behind the counter at a grocery deli for her restaurant recommendation, a bystander named Billy said this place was practically spectacular. Bum steer. Our meals were ruined by the chef's heavy-handed abuse of the salt shaker.

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Service good especially for a large group of 16. Waitresses very pleasant Orders came out timely and was served hot. Fried oysters were the best of all guess that".s because they have there own oyster beds. Would come again but not a have to do.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place to eat. Been eating here for years.They have the best crab soup.And great lunch speicals everyday,You can not beat the prices. Their staff is always great and very friendly. t try this place you will be glad you did.

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Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fresh seafood, well prepared. Good hush puppies, with that addictive mix of butter and honey to dip them in! Don't eat too many of them before your main course arrives. The service was attentive, and we never felt rushed. The waitress even fixed our grand daughter's pink lemonade just the way she likes it :)

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Murphy, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great lunch special, flounder and fried clams. Evan better service! !!! Very friendly, just like hi ome!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Went for dinner and the place was busy. We did get a table after a 5 minute wait. Service was slow. Poor quality seafood. Crab cakes were all breading. Fresh oysters are out of a can. Save you money. Wish we had gone elsewhere.

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Akron, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Right on River Rd off the main drag - this is a good family place - the food is hot and plentiful - the service was top notch - a genuine Calabash fish house. Tip - don't eat too many hushpuppies - leave room for the main dish (small order is very big). Could use some updating - but nice... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a very nice lady wait on us and the food was spectacular! A ton of good food for a reasonable price. We will make a return visit in the future!

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Lexington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Our family of 14 stopped for lunch one day at Ella's during our vacation. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent. The food was prepared calabash style, which I am not a big fan of, however it was very tasty and everyone else at our table seemed to like. The lunch special was very affordable. Dinners seemed a little... More

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