We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Captain Nance's Seafood

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467
+1 910-579-2574
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

368 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 367: English reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nance' has the best hush puppies in Calabash. Their lunch special is inexpensive and the popcorn shrimp is excellent. It's my favorite Calabash shrimp.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was served Calabash style and it was good. The service was excellent. I felt the shrimp were small compared to other restaurants where we ate, but they were tasty.

Thank Mayh791
Whiteville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been frequenting Captain Nance's Seafood for more than 20 years. The food is ALWAYS delicious. Our favorite: ask for the homemade cocktail sauce and for the seafood to be lightly fried. Makes all the difference in the world ... well, at least to me! =)

Thank VolunteerNC
Lexington, South Carolina
Level Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we are in Myrtle Beach area, Captain Nance is a must stop for fresh seafood. We love the combo dinners of shrimp, oysters and fish. Usually, we eat lunch there.

Thank quinn7981
Little River, South Carolina
Level Contributor
67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the inter coastal waterway. Food was only fair and prices ate a bit high for what you get. The building is aged but clean

Thank William W
Longs, South Carolina
Level Contributor
25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is really an awesome place to eat the staff is very friendly and very prompt to seat us.The food is very delicious, hot and we didn't have to wait long for our food . The view on the water front is spectacular . Be ready for the best flounder you will ever have !!

Thank stilletoqueen45
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner July 3. Nice staff. Good food. View of water kept the children busy. Option to eat outside at picnic table but we are indoors. Would eat there again.

Thank Laura B
Clover, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
130 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place . Come here every year on vacation . Wouldn't be our annual vacation without a trip to Capt Nances . Portions are always plentiful & prices are great ! Love this place . One of the best !!!

Thank Fefe8187
Ravenna, Ohio
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Captain Nance's is your typical little out of the way restaurant that time forgot! It's not fancy, but it's overflowing with all the charm and friendliness one expects! The food has that freshly caught taste you expect along the coast. It sits at the end of the road next to the waterway, allowing you to see a wonderful view. The... More 

Thank phuff112
Blacksburg, Virginia
Level Contributor
86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large quantities on plates. Six meals were very good but the scallops were not. Greasey and definitely not a hit. Water view great but the birds feel like it is there dinner. Suggests people stick with the oysters and fried flounder they are good and were well prepared. Price are good for a family on a budget.

Thank DrJDM

Travelers who viewed Captain Nance's Seafood also viewed

Calabash, North Carolina Coast
Calabash, North Carolina Coast
Calabash, North Carolina Coast

Been to Captain Nance's Seafood? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $24
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-2574
We are a family owned and operated business since 1975.We specialize in Calabash style seafood.We have secret family recipes handed down from our great grandmother over 60 years ago.We have a family friendly atmosphere.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Captain Nance's Seafood and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Morehead City, North Carolina
4 days ago
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 month ago
3 months ago
Little River, South Carolina, United States
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Captain Nance's Seafood staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?