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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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Union, New Jersey, United States
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have been going here for years when we visit Myrtle Beach. Last year I thought it was an anomaly that the service was poor. This year, the woman who waited on us was not friendly nor did she check to see if we needed anything. What does it costs to smile and be nice. She wasn't... More 

Thank Jim F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical calabash-style seafood...fresh, crispy, slightly greasy, and delicious! Good service, average prices. Great stock of butter mints in all the best colors!!

Thank pelarge
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family usually eats here at least a couple times of year. The service is usually on point but this time it wasn't. Our glasses stayed empty and it took a minute to get the check. The food was as it always is great. The lunch special can't be beat. We will be back, just hoping to get a better... More 

Thank Lindzlu
Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Calabash is known for fresh, fried seafood, and this is one of the places on the river - there are about five of them at the same location. On the day we visited, this was the least crowded. I don't know about the quality of the other places, but the seafood was not only fried, but in a very thick... More 

Thank 7David49
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch specials are wonderful, freshest seafood around, great wait staff who can guide you to a perfect meal.

Thank AWSB2120
Huntersville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OMG this is the nasty and greasy seafood I've ever had. We drove 45 minutes from Surfside Beach. Not worth the money or drive. Turn around don't go!!!

Thank tm7048750793
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Calabash has a lot of seafood restaurants, but Captain Nances is one of the best. Like all of them the seafood is always fried. So if you like fried seafood this is a great place. The service is outstanding and the food is top notch. A great place for family dining.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good and reasonably priced. Not fancy but good. Don't expect gourmet just good seafood and GREAT hush puppies!!!

Thank bvpklp
Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a drive down by the water while on a short trip to Calabash, NC and found Captain Nance's Seafood. Glad we found it. It is definitely not a fancy restaurant but the food is excellent and the service fast and friendly. I ordered crab legs and could not believe the size of the portion I received for the price.... More 

Thank dyco2358
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing exceptional compared to the other Calabash Seafood restaurants, but still good. We have tried them all, and Captain Nance's is about the same quality as the others. If the wait appears long, try any one of the others on the waterfront. If you enjoy "Calabash" style shrimp, you won't have a problem here, good food, nice view of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Scenic view, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?