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ELA'S Blu Water Grille

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1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
+1 843-785-3030
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere was great - piano music was very nice, and not too loud. View was excellent, and the food was great. Wait staff were courteous and helpful, and not overbearing. Great wine selection offered, too.

Thank ericsosnowski
New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only positive thing here was the nice location and atmosphere. Food was not great. Risotto was cooked earlier in the day. Shrimp cocktail and odd seasoning. would not return

Thank Connie A
Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Large party and very prompt. Had the sea scallops and also tried filet and both were superb.

Thank rhondacorley
New Jersey
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful views of the Harbor River. The restaurant was crowded and noise level was energetic! Service was fine and the meal was very good. It was restaurant week and we chose the 5 course tasting menu. The 2nd course offered lobster bisque - which was disappointing - it was very bland. The main course we chose was diver scallops and... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have lived in the area for year but have never tried Eva's. We decided to come for restaurant week as the menu looking very enticing. The food did not disappoint! It was amazing. The tuna tar tar was wonderful and the diver scallops and filet were wonderful. The sauces for each dish were perfect! At the beginning of the... More 

Thank JenY505
Beaufort, South Carolina
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177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monday lunch and I had the whole restaurant to myself. Had to open the door into the kitchen to find out if they were open for lunch. Clean and a nice decor. Rose provided good service and I enjoyed the view and the food.

Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great view and spectacular view and service. Small menu but everything is superb. Hubby is a carnivorous and had the short rib sandwich. Excellent he said. I love fish and always order some kind of seafood while here. Fish and chips here were the best I have ever had. Very, very light breading and succulent white fish. So yummy. Cannot... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We celebrated Christmas Eve sitting outside on the balcony overlooking the lights of Shelter Cove. The food was delicious and I would particularly recommend the calamari and lobster nachos to start. The portions are big enough to share too. It is an expensive restaurant but a lovely place for a special celebration.

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North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Definitely a place to enjoy for any special ocassion. Beautiful views, great atmosphere and food/drinks always top notch!!

Thank KamTiger
Warner Robins, GA
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252 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had the good fortune of sampling items from Ela's at the Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce" Tastes of the Season" fundraiser for disaster relief following Hurricane Mathew. We have actually driven by Ela's before without stopping for dinner, however, after these samples, it will be our first stop when we return to HHI. In speaking with other guests while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
  • Public Transportation: OMNI RESORT / MARRIOTT RESORT / WESTIN RESORT offer free shuttles to ELA'S Palmetto Dunes - DunesBuggy - free shuttle to ELA's
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-3030
Featured in Bon Appetit magazine and the winner of numerous Open Table awards, ELA's Blu Water Grille is a shining star on the Hilton Head scene. Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by our culinary team of experts, compliment the extensive boutique wine selection. Located at Shelter Cove Harbour overlooking the marina and Broad Creek, ELA's is known for the best water views on the island. A casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior, and nightly entertainment provided by local recording artists set the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners

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