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“Very good”
Review of Ella's Restaurant

Ella's Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 34 Restaurants in Calabash
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Casual Dining restaurant on North Carolina Coast
Dayton Ohio
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed August 15, 2014

An unexpected, pleasant surprise. Good service, good food, good value. We would definitely recommend, and will likely return

Visited August 2014
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Raleigh
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Our favorite”
Reviewed August 14, 2014

We love Ella's. We live 3 hours away but we go as often as we can. The food is always consistently delicious. The crab legs and the scallops..... Yes, it's worth the trip!

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Kankakee, Illinois
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A place you don't want to miss!”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food was superb, service was quick and super friendly!!! It is not a fancy restaurant but this is a place that you don't want to miss! Casual atmosphere. Our waitress was very, very good. The food was excellent. I had a senior citizens entree and there was a lot of food on the plate, more than enough for a meal. We had shrimp, clam strips, flounder and crab cakes. No complaints from anyone. This is a "must" place to eat if you like seafood! The prices were also very very reasonable.

  • Visited August 2014
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Cary, North Carolina
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88 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood in Quaint Atmosphere!”
Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having grown up in coastal NC, I can confidently say that Ella's is most definitely one of the last of the authentic seafood restaurants, period. Yes it may seem dated, but it represents the well established seafood cuisine that Calabash and the whole southern coastal region is known for. I ate there with my family at lunch on a weekday and was floored to see lunch specials as low as 6.50 for a combination plate with a choice of two seafoods! We ordered shrimp and flounder and were very happy with the quality of the food we received, but found out just how little 6.50 actually buys. The piece of flounder was the smallest I had ever seen! Thank goodness for the basket of hushpuppies! If you are hungry, I would suggest you bypass a lunch special and buy a larger plate. Our waitress was engaging and attentive and we really liked her! All in all, this is an excellent place to get NC seafood! Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2014
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Place to Eat”
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate there on our vacation and it was worth the drive from Myrtle Beach. Although we didn't get to stay long in Calabash, NC it seemed quiet which was a relief from the Myrtle Beach area. The food at Ella's is a great bargain. The quantities are average to more-than-average and the quality is good/great. I'd recommend it to anyone in the area. It beats the pricey buffets in Myrtle Beach. By the way, the service was great!

  • Visited August 2014
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