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Ella's Restaurant

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1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
(910) 579-6728
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 yesterday NEW via mobile

Good fried shrimp and oysters, yummy slightly sweet hush puppies, good service! My only wish is that they served beer!

Thank pelarge
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had the small portion of calabash shrimp today and it did no disappoint. It was perfect, I did not even use any sauce. Absolutely hit the spot.

Thank BeachBoundMommy
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

the shrimp and french fries were cold..The service was good but very disappointed in the food temperature.

Thank turbeville50
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is good do not get me wrong, however it is not my favorite place to get seafood. If you like the "calabash" styled food then you will probably love this, but I think the food there is greasy. My family loves this place though so odds are you will too!

Thank Randi T
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When our family gets anywhere close to Calabash (generally vacations to Myrtle Beach) at least one visit to Ella's. The shrimp, and clam strips aren't to be missed.

Thank Obie W
Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We grew up in NC but moved to GA about 12 years ago. In NC we had all of these great little "fish camps" around that you could go eat at that were great!!! Fried, battered fish, shrimp, flounder, always with lots of cole slaw and tartar sauce. Hush puppies, the works. No equivalent exists in GA that we have... More 

Thank Sermn8ter
Bolivia, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fried and not well presented. I ordered a salad that came out limp and not very appealing. The salad dressing was right out of a bottle. The service was okay and the waitress very polite. The restaurant was very crowded but I don't know what the appeal is.

Thank Tonia M
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on vacation in N. Myrtle the last week in September 2016 and couldn't resist making the drive up to Ella's twice for lunch during the trip. We went once with friends who were also in the area and had a super lunch with out largish party of 10. The staff at Ella's quickly accommodated us and we received... More 

Thank banjoal
York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service was absolutely perfect. We had both the broiled and fried seafood platters, fried shrimp plates. They bought out the best hush puppies before the food arrived with butter. The food was out in ten minutes piping hot and fresh.

Thank 2susan2007
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was worth the wait. Great food for the value. Had fried scallops. They were good. They let us order off the senior menu even though we were not old enough.

Thank Ron G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, 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: 1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: (910) 579-6728

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