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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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Tallahassee, Florida
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134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a trip to Myrtle Beach we drove to Calabash to eat at Captain Nance's. I was referred by a friend and our high expectations were met. I don't often eat fried foods, but if you have to break a diet this is the place to go. The fried shrimp were tender and the seasoning was perfect. I also had... More 

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The $7.25 lunch special is delicious! Shrimp and Fish with French fries or baked potato and unlimited hot hush puppies!

Thank Allyson E
Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Nance's has delicious seafood! They have a daily lunch special that is a great deal. Sometimes there is a wait at dinner, but if you go before 5:30 or in the off-season, it shouldn't be a problem.

Thank krissypoo79
Chesapeake, Virginia
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

We arrived at the restaurant at 3:45, just before the end of the lunch menu prices at 4:00pm. We selected from the lunch special of two seafood choices for $7.99. I got the fried shrimp and fried flounder. My husband had fried clams and fried shrimp. We chose cole slaw and baked potato from the limited choice of sides. While... More 

1 Thank JoyfulWriter
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We were vacationing in Myrtle Beach and my in-laws wanted to take us here. About 30 mins drive, it was totally worth it. The waitress was very kind and made sure to check in often on us. We took the special of the day and it was absolutely delicious fried shrimp, fish, cole slaw and bake potato!! The hush puppies... More 

1 Thank Pauline L
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We stopped here recently while visiting Calabash and were extremely disappointed. I had an injury, and had to enter the restaurant in a wheelchair. When they showed us to our table they didn't even move a chair so we could put the wheelchair at the table-- we had to do it ourselves. The food was really poor quality, greasy and... More 

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Overland Park, KS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

While vacationing in Myrtle Beach we took a drive with friends to Calabash. Looking for a place for lunch we found Captain Nance's Seafood. A tiny little place by the waterway, with a very simple, plain atmosphere. We wanted to eat light and ended up ordering the special of the day. I believe it was $7.25 and you got your... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The oysters in my deluxe platter were inedible. They were massively overcooked and tasted like rubber. The shrimp were small, quite surprising when the shrimp boats are catching large ones.The best was the scallops. My wife's chicken strips were dry and tasteless. Service was very good. There is just one large plain uninteresting open room with some outdoor seating. We... More 

Thank Mike L
Brandy Station, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Went there for lunch and the food was better and fresher than any seafood restaurant that I have visited in Myrtle Beach. Service was good also.

1 Thank Cobrat
South Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with my family here on 10/29, 6 people total. The server Lillie was great but the food was overcooked and overpriced. I had the broiled salmon and for $13.95 I was robbed! The salmon was overcooked and dry. Another person had the oyster sandwich and said the oysters were over fried, they were tough and grizzly and... 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
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine
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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Morehead City, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?