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Ella's Restaurant

1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
+1 910-579-6728
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“hush puppies” (251 reviews)
“oysters” (102 reviews)
“oyster roast” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We felt like we were in a parallel universe. There seemed to be a wait and a well crowded restaurant so we thought we'd give it a try. People seemed to enjoy it. Unfortunately, the food was not good. It wasn't well thought out. I...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wife and I visited Ella's last night 9/16/17. Ella's was packed, and there was a short wait to be seated. Our waited to be seated was less than 10 minutes. Our waitress took our order, we decided to split the Deluxe Captain's Plater, smart choice...More

Thank Chip C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch at the restaurant. My wife got the clam strips and I got the shrimp and flounder offered on the lunch special. First were served hush puppies and butter which were good, the our lunch came. The clam strips were good, the shrimp was...More

Thank LJ K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Ella's since they were open for lunch on Labor Day. I got the lunch special which was an ample serving of Calabash style fried shrimp with slaw and fries. Delicious food for only 7.25. My wife got broiled shrimp...More

Thank kevinferrell4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to this restaurant every time we go to the beach. The food is good and reasonably priced. The menu offers a variety of choices.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint restaurant with a real family small town feel. Known for their own special way of frying things. The fried mozzarella was amazing! I ordered the crab legs and the portion was VERY generous and at a great price- way better than chain restaurants!!

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful meal at Ella's. This is Southern Fried Seafood, however, you can get broiled items for an additional cost. The staff was friendly and courteous, and even pointed out ways that we could save some money by sharing a meal instead of...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was excellent. The hush puppies are to die for, best I've had lately. The service was very good and food was prepared very well.

Thank sandy k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by Ella's on Labor Day evening about 5:30pm Got seated right away ordered the fish platter. The restaurant was freezing and we had to wait twenty minutes for our dinner. The deviled crab was terrible will never order that again. The restaurant we not...More

Thank mairk2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my granddaughter and her family to dinner. Fast service and very good food. I had shrimp and others in the family had s seafood too. Everything was great. Hush puppies were on the table and tea was refilled frequently...prices were moderate. I'd return any...More

Thank rebeccamZ9036FI
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Janet S
9 March 2017|
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Response from Sterling_USA | 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.
4 May 2016|
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Response from tourtime2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you could not review the menu. I thought the food was very good,
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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