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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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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 66
    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
First time at Ella's

We had heard this was a good place in Calabash. We went on a Wednesday around 5 to miss the crowds. The food was really good and hot. We tried the platters to get a variety. While everything was good, the oysters were some of the best we have had in quite some time. The flounder was flaky and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Burlingtonnc
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Burlington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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429 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Martin
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We had lunch here and the shrimp and flounder were OK but nothing to brag about. The hush puppies served in a basket with the honey butter were very good.

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Burlington, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We had heard this was a good place in Calabash. We went on a Wednesday around 5 to miss the crowds. The food was really good and hot. We tried the platters to get a variety. While everything was good, the oysters were some of the best we have had in quite some time. The flounder was flaky and sweet.... More 

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Duncanvillle, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Being from the north, we are surely not experts but after trying all the fried Calabash style joints in Calabash, we are convinced this is the best. Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Holly, our server, did a wonderful job. We will be back again in the fall!

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Woodstock, Ga
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Ella's is a family dining restaurant. Clean restrooms. We arrived at 6:15 and did not have to wait for a table. Wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable of menu. Prices were pretty good too. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. It is about 45 minutes from North Myrtle Beach, which is where we were staying. A local person in... More 

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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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221 reviews 221 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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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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