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Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

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Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

We are staying in Myrtle Beach in June but looking to head to Calabash for dinner one night. What is the best restaurant to eat at?

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1. Re: Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

I always recommend one of four places: Ella's, Dockside, Seafood Hut, and Beck's. These are run by family members of the sisters who started it all back in the 1930's by cooking up fresh seafood when the fishing boats came in. You won't go wrong with any of them. Note that Beck's was destroyed by fire last fall, but it's being rebuilt. I think it's scheduled to be open by June, but I'm not sure if it's on schedule.

Be sure to stop by Calahan's after you eat. It's a good place to wander around.

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Partial to Dockside myself, but you wouldn't be disappointed with any of those suggestions!

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3. Re: Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

Awesome! We are also planning to have dinner in Calabash one night.

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4. Re: Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

Recommend the Chart House or Dockside...

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Seafood Hut fan here. Wish I had a seafood platter tonight.

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Another Seafood Hut fan!

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7. Re: Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

We don't/ can't eat the fried seafood anymore, but absolutely love going to the town of Calabash. Our new favorite place in Calabash is the Boundary House. Outstanding food: http://boundaryhouserestaurant.com/home.html

But if you are looking for the original Calabash-style fried seafood, here's my opinion: Best food = Beck's. Best Atmosphere= Dockside. Best view= Captain Nance's. Best reputation= Ella's. I think you'll have a great time at any of them.

Be SURE to make time to stop in Callahan's gift shop. It's not a trip to Myrtle Beach for us without a trip up to Calabash to shop at Callahan's. http://www.callahansgifts.com/

Edited: 2:42 pm, April 05, 2013
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8. Re: Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

Oh, I was not aware that Beck's had been destroyed by fire. Guess you can take them off the list until they rebuild.

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9. Re: Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

Seafood Hut in my opinion... Everything is great and you don't leave feeling greased or fleeced!

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10. Re: Best Calabash Seafood Restaurant

Beck's is back!

Edited: 5:36 pm, July 28, 2013
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