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Captain Nance's Seafood

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9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
+1 910-579-2574
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place. Come every time I'm down here. I always pay the up charge to have my fish broiled instead of fried. It's seasoned perfectly.

Thank Happyjodi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love fried seafood this is a good place to go!! If you want more healthy alternatives look down the street. The fried flounder and fried shrimp were exceptional. I don't eat slaw but family said it was good. The view of the sound is awesome! The side choice is between a baked potato or French fries... Neither worth... More 

Thank Melissa J
Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A trip, or two, or three to Calabash is always one of the highlights of our Myrtle Beach vacations. We stopped here on our way home and enjoyed a delicious lunch. The lunch special is such a great deal and we left stuffed! It comes with endless hush puppies, fries or a baked potato, coleslaw, and your choice of 1... More 

Thank SandraK_78
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The calabash shrimp lunch is great. The portion is ample and the shrimp is lightly battered and fried which makes them easy to go down. Be careful not to fill up on the endless hush puppies which are our favorites of the waterfront restaurants.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't ask for broiled. Worst fish ever had. Fried stuff was ok but nothing memorable. In fact the main memory will be the single baby flounder blackened under broiler stuck to the bottom of the plate.

Thank Todd L
Aldie, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reliably good for fried seafood. Fresh food, great hush puppies (my niece's favorite). Service can be uneven, but everyone is nice. Good value for the food you get.

Thank Me_Myself_and_I_1234
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with family for the first time and Service was very good, prices were reasonable and we enjoyed our food! You can even buy seafood right off the fishing boats when the dock in front of the restaurant ! Great view of the river while eating too👍

Thank Sharon W
Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is right on the Little River, nice view. Has outside dining. Cool inside dining. Lots of food on your plate. Every dish, our large family (12 of us) ate was is good. We had plates going back to the house with us. Staff here is so nice. Family atmosphere. BUY a BOX of Mints as you leave! Waitress... More 

Thank TwigCaldwell
Fletcher, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating at Captain Nance every year during our vacation since our children were small . We were there this year on August 4, 2016 . We were seated where we requested and were given a large table . Some friends we knew came in and joined us making it a party of seven . The food was... More 

Summersville, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

not only was the food excellent but the service was outstanding and restaurant was clean.. was very busy the waiting was not long and will go again

Thank conniespropst

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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
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
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 28467-2715
  • 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.

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