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MacElwee's Seafood

101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
+1 912-786-8888
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“shrimp trio” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (91 reviews)
“hush puppies” (39 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

WE had a delightful meal at MacElwee's, good portions of fried seafood. We felt for the waitstaff as they tried to chase down folks from the table next to ours who skipped out. Sorry example for their children for sure. Nice music in the background....More

Thank May A
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed this place so much, we actually ate here two nights in a row. I had the blackened grouper and it was perfectly cooked. I had the same dish, just Oscar Style the next night and it was just as wonderful. The service was...More

Thank Erica H
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Delicious fried and boiled seafood. Corn was fresh and hush puppies were yummy. Cold pitchers of beer and a friendly staff.

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Don't come straight off the beach expecting to get in. Dress code is displayed at entrance. Having got that outta the way, once we were seated (had to wait 30 minutes), forgot about that dress code thing. If you have a Vegan in your midst,...More

Thank DakotaDav83
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We eat here often enough that they know our faces and our orders. The deviled crab and shrimp trio are amazing, along with the steak and pecan pie. If you are on Tybee Island and looking for somewhere to eat, come here! The service is...More

Thank zakcraig
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Seems a little uptight! Not the normal Tybee place. Lots of rules to enter the building. Food was Ok but a little over priced.

Thank carolinatravelin
Reviewed 17 July 2015

We had Stephanie and she was the best server we could have asked for..She did an excellent job and the food was delicious.

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Spent a week on Tybee and went everywhere from Paula Deens restraunt to Sting Rays and this by far was the best meal! Candace the server was amazing as well. It is small so if you have to wait just put your big girl panties...More

Thank Cesilee R
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Our first night on the island and decided this place - great choice! Scallops, baked potato, and salad, all were very good. The fried scallops were seasoned and fried perfectly. Everyone was so very friendly. The wait wasn't so bad for the two of us....More

Thank FritzAtlanta
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

The only reason I'm giving two stars instead of zero is because their hush puppies were good, and my boyfriend like the steamed crab. Other than that, the food was ridiculously over priced, and they don't allow substitutions. I got the chicken stir fry, and...More

1  Thank Heidi C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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