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MacElwee's Seafood

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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
912-786-8888
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there with a group of girlscouts and the adults were appalled at the owner and her constant yelling of demands and what the staff was doing wrong. After listening to it the entire meal I finally confronted the owner as she was very rude with me when I asked for the bill, apparently it was the policy to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great as always. My hubby had the Low Country Boil and I had the Filet Mignon. Served in a timely manner and very tasty. Why the three stars? In a previous review, someone tagged her as the Tybee Sea Hag. Not nice, but I'm hoping this person realizes what they're doing to their business. We waited on... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've been going to MacElwee's for over 18 years, food is consistently good and wait times are reasonable. Manager is very friendly to customers but does not hide well her intimidating managerial style over the staff! Poor servers had to apologize that they are not "allowed" to take an appetizer order unless you put in your entire order at the... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

MacElwee's is one of the oldest restaurants on the island. It's a casual restaurant- come as you are. It has a bar and several tables- a bit cozy, but comfortable. There are a lot of seafood options- some salads as well. I got the Lighthouse Mahi Mahi and thought it was good- a little buttery though, so if you're health-conscious,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good seafood meal, Decent service considering the place was packed with outside waiting. Was nice to walk to when we stayed local, but bring a flashlight if you're walking home after dark. Some of the sidewalks didn't have good lighting.

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Campbellsville, Kentucky
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was good. Food was okay. Portion sizes were not as big as other restaurants on the island. If the wait is long at other places, this would be an okay place to eat.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe we were just there on an "off night" but the service was terrible, even the manager seemed to have an attitude. Our whole group was uncomfortable. The food was average. Have had better, but have also had worse.

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2 Thank Ginnylane143
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were heading to Savannah for dinner but traffic was backed up for miles. Stopped by MacELwees on a whim. Excellent crab dip, wonderful tilapia. Everyone's meal was great. So surprised this restaurant didn't rate higher on TripAdvisor. Will eat here again for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The crab soup was outstanding! At lunch I ordered the oyster po-boy. It was very good, however the sandwich doesn't come with a sauce, so I just ate the oysters right off the bun. I ordered the coleslaw, which was tasty. There were 6 or 7 oysters on my po-boy. My daughter had the fish tacos and they were really... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was EXCELLENT but I was disappointed that all of the oysters were gone. The menu has not one bad thing listed! My boys loved it and we will be back!!! Very nice staff, laid back atmosphere!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: 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?