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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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Kaysville, Utah
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best hushpuppies I have ever known. We go every year during our beach trip several times just for the lunch special!

Thank Mindman79
Gaffney, South Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has been several years since my family has been to Calabash, NC while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. I have eaten at Ella's numerous times and we decided to try them again. Local Shrimp, scallops, catfish and flounder were all delicious. Could not get better seafood anywhere. Seated quickly and the wait staff was excellent! Well worth the drive if... More 

Thank Wildcat1928
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A short drive from Myrtle Beach. Great fried fish. I tried the flounder and shrimp. It was lightly breaded with great flavor. Loved the hush puppies that come out before you meal. Coleslaw was good but just a small portion with my meal. Very reasonably priced. Great service!!

Thank SoBellMar
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently ate dinner at Ella's while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. I asked for some good seafood, and great seafood is what i got. This place was highly recommended by my family who live in SC and are regular customers. I am from Missouri so my seafood experience goes about as far as Red Lobster. I ordered the deluxe plate... More 

Thank mags270
Chapel Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ella’s is a favorite with our family. The lightly breaded and fried fare is known world-wide. If you wish to taste true Calabash style seafood Ella’s is the place. Ella’s is one of the few restaurants in the Calabash row of restaurants that sells Beer and wine (well most of the time). They do bow to the local community and... More 

Thank Daniel C
Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ella's is centrally located in Calabash, just off the main thoroughfare. Calabash style seafood means fried. I had the lunch special ($7.25) with the flounder and shrimp, fries, coleslaw and hush puppies. The food was good, the seafood was not greasy or overly breaded. Compared to other seafood restaurants, the portions are small. Some of my friends ordered the scallops... More 

Thank lwc149
Elkin, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were drawn to this place because of the large lines outside waiting to be seated and the advertising of how long they'd been in business. The food was bland, no taste at all. The portions were smallest I've seen in awhile for this type restaurant. Senior citizens platters were just that...senior citizens...all bones no meat.

Thank Bowerz
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ella's is our go to place when the Calabash seafood Hut is closed. The hushpubbies are great. All the seafood is local and excellent. The flounder and popcorn shrimp are really good and the potions are ample and I have to admit I filled up to soon on the Hush puppies. Stay away from the big all you can eat... More 

Thank Wmrawls
Lexington, South Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit. The first visit was a few years ago and the service was awful. Well the food was really good so we wanted to give it another shot. Glad we did. The food was great and plentiful. The service was quick and friendly.

Thank McConnaughhay
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very simple "old school" atmosphere with simple fresh seafood. Melt in your mouth scallops . Been going to Myrtle Beach for almost 50 years and had not been here before but will return!!

Thank BJC794

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, 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: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?