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1148 River Rd Sw, Calabash, NC 28467
(910) 579-6728
Today
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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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 139
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 24
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  • 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
Fresh Calabash Style Shrimp

Ella's is one of the original Calabash Seafood Restaurants on the way to the waterfront. We visited for lunch one day and ordered the lunch special - choice of two seafood items, fries, coleslaw and hush puppies all for $7.25. Hush puppies came out fast and were hot and delicious. Clam strips were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Geno2138
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Ella's is one of the original Calabash Seafood Restaurants on the way to the waterfront. We visited for lunch one day and ordered the lunch special - choice of two seafood items, fries, coleslaw and hush puppies all for $7.25. Hush puppies came out fast and were hot and delicious. Clam strips were pretty good but the shrimp was definitely... More 

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Denver, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Food is great prices are good and the folks treat you like you at home. Even my 72 year old mother can eat there alone and enjoy the food and atmostphere

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Texas
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217 reviews 217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a good example of Calabash seafood, large quantities of fried seafood. I enjoyed the seafood platter and my wife had shrimp. Everything was very good, and the service was excellent. Certainly worth the drive from Myrtle Beach!

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Greenville, Nc
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We usually hit Coleman's when we go thru Calabash but they are still rebuilding after the fire so we decided to give Ellas a try. It was all good. We stopped on a Sunday after leaving Myrtle so the place was packed with tourists and bible belters. We only waited maybe 15 minutes though to get a table, if that... More 

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

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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