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MacElwee's Seafood

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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
+1 912-786-8888
Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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90 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Tried MacElwee's after recommendation from the tourist center on the island. Some of the best fried shrimp ever. Came with coleslaw, hushpuppies and we chose baked potato. All were great. Don't know why people would go further out on the island this with neat spot right on the main drag. Service was excellent and prompt. Food was hot, fresh, and... More 

2 Thank dmaccat
Almonte, Canada
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

If you are on Tybee Island, then you simply have to eat shrimp. We went to MacElwee's following the advise of a local, and sure don't regret it. The shrimp were cooked three ways but the best were the bacon wrapped ones. So plump, fresh and juicy. After eating nothing but frozen shrimp in Canada this was pure delight. If... More 

2 Thank LitaPerth
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78 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Loved on the island 5 years. First visit here. Most locals don't eat here. Go oysters and they were good. Large party. Everyone happy with food and service. A little pricy but not bad. Would come back for sea food.

1 Thank sailewis
Abingdon, Virginia
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275 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

Service and food not as good as expected. They were not crowded for lunch and we had a party of 6, but it took time to get our food although we didn't order anything special.

1 Thank Susan K
Clarksville, Tennessee
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174 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Well we needed a place to eat and after trying a few locations we ended up seeing this location. We waited about an hour but it was worth every minute because from the appetizer till dessert it was amazingly delicious. We saw a table order the crab dip and we ordered and it was too good. We almost licked the... More 

1 Thank Kenny M
Lawrenceville, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2014

My sisters and I spent a week on Tybee Island. Discovered MacElwees on our 2nd day. Enjoyed the food so much we went back 2 more times in that week. We were not disappointed once. Crab Stuffed Flounder....excellent. Fried shrimp...excellent. Lynn's favorite...excellent. I could go on and on. We got the same waitress each time. Heather was a sweetheart. On... More 

Thank JuneinGeorgia
Anderson, South Carolina
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Went to MacElwee's with a group of 8. Everyone pretty much enjoyed their food. I had the snow crab and shrimp platter which was really good, and you get a nice helping of food for $23. (Another guy in our group ordered a similar platter at another restaurant for the same price but got less food.) Husband had raw oysters... More 

Thank cmmedlin07
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

There was nothing about this place that was memorable. The fried calamari was not fresh and the breading was bland. My husband had Mahi Mahi pasta dish and for a man who cleans his plate, he didn't finish it; which tells me he only ate to satisfy his hunger. I got some sort of sampler platter that I can't remember... More 

2 Thank Lori H
Atlanta, Georgia
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154 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Cozy, well appointed seafood restaurant with great food and reasonable prices. A very deserving great alternative to the other known and well advertised seafood restaurants on Tybee Island.

1 Thank mulltiflyer
Columbus GA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

A comfortable, homelike restaurant with great service, full bar pretty good food on the North End of the Island.

Thank TONI H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-8888

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