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ELA's Blu Water Grille

One Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
+1 843-785-3030
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Ranked #122 of 320 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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Description: Featured in Bon Appetit magazine and the winner of numerous Open Table awards, ELA's Blu Water Grille is a shining star on the Hilton Head scene. Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by our culinary team of experts, compliment the extensive boutique wine selection. Located at Shelter Cove Harbour overlooking the marina and Broad Creek, ELA's is known for the best water views on the island. A casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior, and nightly entertainment provided by local recording artists set the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners
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English first
Granville, OH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were about the only two diners at 7:30 one recent evening. We shared an appetizer - good - not great. My Grouper could not have been fresher but not seasoned - at all. My husband's steak not cooked to temp requested - even after sending back once. His steak was over seasoned. We did have a great waiter but... More 

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homeisiowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Exceptional service from a bartender with a genuine smile and heartfelt attitude. Beautiful atmosphere and tasteful live music. I love it when restaurants use arugula! David won us over, we love this place!

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Hilton Head Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We celebrated the Christmas season with neighbors at Ela's, and each couple was very impressed by the delicious, beautifully presented appetizers and entrees. The restaurant is beautiful and spotless, and the evening views are stunning. Upon leaving we discovered that our car had a dead battery. We reentered Ela's to stay warm, and were quickly warmly received and offered wonderful... More 

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Brockville, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We had lunch here during a vacation to Hilton Head. It was recommended to us by a frequent visitor to the island. We sat on the balcony outside and enjoyed a relaxing lunch with a fantastic view. We really enjoyed the seafood. I had a unique spin on fish and chips and thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant wasn't very busy... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Management is being disingenuous! First of all I apologized to him when he indicated I used the “f . . . bomb,” even though I didn’t believe I used it. As a good Christian man, that is not a word I would use. However, I did call your waiter an “idiot” as he took the order wrong and then came... More 

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Burke, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went to Ela's at the recommendation of a neighbor since we are new to the Hilton Head area. I was pleasantly surprise by the good food and attentive service. Not busy on a Sunday night after Thanksgiving. (No views) but I am sure during the day is great. Oysters and calamari as appetizers were delicious. My wife had the... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We maybe hit the place on a bad night (there was a live band on the marina so everywhere was busy) but the place was cramped, noisy and the staff inattentive. The food was nice, but everyone raved about the crab cakes, perhaps it was because I'd just traveled down from a week in Maine but I thought the cakes... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Small facility, intimate atmosphere, but not crowded. Very good menu, good wine list and personal "family style" service

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Bromley, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We attended my nephew's wedding reception at this restaurant and I must say it was excellent, the food was superb! Good food, good time.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Enjoyed our experience & meal accompanied by live music promoting us to write this review. Good, convenient island location.

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Additional Information about ELA's Blu Water Grille

Address: One Shelter Cove Lane, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Phone Number: +1 843-785-3030
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse

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