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Ella's Restaurant

1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
+1 910-579-6728
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (256 reviews)
“oysters” (113 reviews)
“oyster roast” (20 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
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Reviewed 6 days ago

the special pick two, fries and slaw is not fresh seafood. at that price how could it be. portions are ample. service is sincere but can get flustered when the crowd swamps the place as the delicious very reasonably prices meals are want to do....More

Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant has been updated since our last visit three years ago or so. Very nice. Food was very good.

Thank btgddb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing fancy, just good Calabash style seafood. Clean restaurant and good wait staff. Hush puppies were excellent. Clam strips not overdone. Very good shrimp though not large. Deviled crab only so so.

Thank Don R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, Vacationing in Ocean Isle so we came in...Trash outside all around entrance(should of been a sign)No hostess(had to ask)sat down the card with specials on it was dirty and sticky, waitress came dropped off onion ring looking things that were their version of a...More

Thank parklap3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend recommended this place to us as we kept seeing signs every in Myrtle beach for Calabash style seafood, we had no idea what it was so he explained it was a type of fried seafood but that really we should just drive 20mins...More

Thank moonmaneve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant not the fanciest or most modern. It has been in the area for a very long time and has held up to the rigors of time..... serves the best in seafood and local fare cooked perfectly and with very helpful and pleasant staff....More

Thank scross45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the food to be a little above average. The service was good and the food came promptly. The big thing with me is I don't like sticky plastic covered menus and that was the problem here. They felt like they had syrup on...More

Thank DAC4488
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My grandparents live in Sunset Beach and rave about Ella’s, so when I made a trip down to Myrtle Beach, we decided to drive up to Calabash to eat here. Keep in mind that there’s plenty of (overpriced) seafood places in Myrtle Beach. Ella’s is...More

Thank 882caitling
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here on the way home to Wilmington. We’ve been before. Service was quick and friendly. Hushpuppies were a hit with the kids. Fried shrimp calabash style were great and they have corn dogs, hot dogs, and hamburgers if you have kids that aren’t seafood...More

Thank brandonhill28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

IRONICALLY-being a seafood nut and passionate North Carolinian, I had never ate at Calabash. We had a few days in Ocean Isle and I planned on trying as much of Calabash's food as I could. We got here for an early dinner and it was...More

Thank David K
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26 October 2017|
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Response from Marshia H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to this one...
Janet S
9 March 2017|
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Response from Sterling A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just can't recall...but the shrimp we had were not the baby fried shrimp
Janet S
9 March 2017|
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Response from William G | Reviewed this property |
You can get small and large shrimp there. Our experience there was less than outstanding. I would look down the road at the docks or across the street for the best seafood.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-6728
Casual Dining restaurant on North Carolina Coast
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