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MacElwee's Seafood

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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
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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Augusta, Georgia
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the buffalo fried oysters! My husband had the fried platter and I had the deviled crab. Everything was well seasoned and fried to perfection. The deviled crab was delicious. Will definitely return here on our next trip!

Thank Jaime B
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arriving about 6:30, we were surprised to not wait for a table. Within minutes, there was a wait, and it would have been worth the wait! We've been here twice and the food is fresh, tasty, and plentiful. The power went out as Tropical Storm Hermine arrived. Management was great. Flashlights arrived. Every table was cared for and somehow served... More 

Thank BigChuckAllen
Oak Park, Illinois
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a chance our first night on Tybee Island at MacElwee's, and we were not disappointed. The staff was friendly and the food was excellent. We would go back a second time easily. The shrimp dishes and daily specials were delicious.

Thank Nancy M
Warner Robins, Georgia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was decent but price was a little high for the portions. Service was good but it wasn't busy so waitress was very attentive and courteous.

Thank dianne19592016
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the fried pork chop.Seriously. You will be the envy of everyone at your table. Mine fed at least three people. It was absolutely delicious. They get busy towards dinner time, so arrive early to reduce your wait time.

Thank Candace P
San Antonio, Texas
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38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here for 25 years. It's an excellent restaurant for families, friends, or a quick lunch or dinner.

Thank Bob C
Rincon, Georgia
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress was nice and good at her job. She checked on us, kept our drinks full and was very nice. The food on the other hand was not so good. My husband order oysters and out of the dozen, 2 of them were bad. I ordered hush-puppies and crab legs. The hush-puppies are sweet but very good. But, the... More 

Thank Pambarfield
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good bathrooms. One of the best Key Lime pies I've tasted, and I judge many different key lime from restaurants up and down the coast. Staff very friendly. Seems pretty clean.

Thank ccr9217

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 912-786-8888

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