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Captain Nance's Seafood

9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
+1 910-579-2574
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (109 reviews)
“baked potato” (50 reviews)
“trout” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a first and last the fish and crab cake was greasy they only gave one butter for a 5 “ potato couldn’t get our waitresses attention to get more. The tea and coke had just a few pieces of ice lukewarm drinks yuck....More

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate two nights in a row. That's how good the food is. If you love baked potatoes like I do, this is the place for you. They know how to bake a potato...dry on the outside and fluffy on the inside.The seafood was cooked...More

Thank scdraughn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No matter what you order it all tastes the same greasy Nice location good service lousy food. Very cheap price now I know why Stay away from this grease pit

1  Thank wtaputt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not waste your money at this establishment. The food and service were horrible. We just moved to the area and will never return. Adversities deviled crabs. Crabmeat stuffing was all bread. The flounder was so thin. Do yourself a favor and don’t even stop...More

1  Thank 2girldogs
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Captain Nance's is a good option for coastal fried seafood. They have a good choice of fried and grilled seafood on the menu. Food was good, service was very good.

Thank William L
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here with my spouse. We both opted for the seniors combo platter. We sampled oysters clams scallops and flounder all fried calabash style. Very fresh and flavorful. Good service and nice waterfront atmosphere. No pretentious frills. Just great food. Don't miss...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We ate at Captain Nance's Seafood in Calabash again over the Easter Holiday and it was as good as ever. We always get a large plate of oysters and shrimp. They are always fresh and cooked the way they should be. We love the place.

Thank Doc5854
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

I got shrimp & clam strip combo plate. Delicious and fresh! My dining partner does not eat seafood. It was either chicken tenders or BBQ. She got BBQ and it was very dry..... very disappointing, she jut picked at it. Of course we didn’t complain...More

Thank Q8998YSkimberlys
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit though we'd seen it many times before. We went in for a late lunch. The luncheon special was a choice of 2 seafoods - flounder, shrimp, deviled crab or clam strips. 3 of us had the shrimps and flounder and...More

1  Thank lynnandmike1234
Reviewed March 15, 2018

DIABETICS, THIS PLACE ISN'T FOR YOU! Don't expect any menu substitutions. I'm diabetic, so my choices at Capt. Nance are TOOOOOOO limited, and still I have to throw away food served to me. Every other place will make a substitution to accommodate your diet, but...More

3  Thank Julie W
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Joyce L
March 24, 2017|
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Response from GwenStudnick | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any mention of it being gluten free. Maybe you should call to be sure before going.
January 13, 2017|
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Response from ChippyandTracy | Reviewed this property |
This is a small "mom and pop" style establishment, located on the inlet in Calabash, NC. They have some of the freshest and tastiest calabash fried shrimp and fish, and we frequently stop in for their lunch special... More
Gordon W
July 18, 2016|
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Response from beachbum045 | Reviewed this property |
they do it broiled also, but if you want it that way stay at red lobster. this place is in calibash
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-2574
  • E-mail
We are a family owned and operated business since 1975.We specialize in Calabash style seafood.We have secret family recipes handed down from our great grandmother over 60 years ago.We have a family friendly atmosphere.
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