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MacElwee's Seafood

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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
+1 912-786-8888
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just left MacElwee's very satisfied. This was the best meal so far of our vacation, and we hope to go back again. I had fresh grilled grouper with mixed vegetables and baked potato. This greatly outranked the fried fish I've been eating all week. My husband had tortellini with seafood and he liked his meal also. For dessert (which... More 

Thank K B
Savannah, GA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know why anyone would have a bad review of this place! I have loved it for years and it is so much better than sting rays or any of the other places that most people like to go. I always get the fried flounder and it is amazing. I go there with my business partner after we do... More 

Thank Rubylizard
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was alright not great. The best part was the hush puppies, they were very good. Sweet tea was also very good.

Thank John W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We always go here every time we visit Tybee Island. Best seafood anywhere! Never disappointed great burgers too!

Thank RonaldandMisty B
Mount Sidney, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While vacationing on Tybee Island we ate at a lot of different restaurants. MacElwee's was the BEST!! We both got the seafood platter. Everything was great!! We will definitely return again.

Thank Leo92389
Hayward, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Lynn greeted us with warm welcome and local stories The crab soup was rich and satisfying and the lemon caper blackened salmon was filled with great flavor. Can't wait to go back for Lynn's hospitality and the delicious experience.

Thank lakekadell
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

I love seafood, in a big way. MacElwee's had it, but we were finally craving a little meat and potatoes. The menu is large enough to accommodate many tastes, but we were ready for some steak....SO GOOD. You may overlook it because the sign was taken during a recent hurricane, but it REALLY was a great dinner within walking distance... More 

Thank Carol T
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

three days, 9 restaurants and this by far was not the best. the oysters were small, the shrimp scampi was bland, the fried strawberries were a waste of weight watchers points. now to be fair, the shrimp in the scampi were good and the larger of the small oyster were flavorful. will not come back.

Thank Roaddogger
Augusta, Georgia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I love the steak here and I asked for grilled mushrooms,onion, peppers....it was no problem. Good buffalo shrimp here too!

Thank Cherokeerebel
Alpharetta, Georgia
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We were in Tybee right after Hurricane Hermine and MacElwee's had lost their outside signage. If we hadn't been with a local, we'd have never known it was a restaurant, which turned out to be a good thing for us on the Sunday night of Labor Day when every place was packed to the gills. We had a lovely dinner,... More 

Thank galateasca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-8888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?