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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 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Pauline L
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank KansasTravelers
Athens, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Cobrat
South Carolina
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Union, New Jersey, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

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 

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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
Large groups, Scenic view, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?