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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 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
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Reviewed 6 days ago

about 798 out of 800 people that eat here eat the special. i can see why. its a right good combo pick of two seafood choices, popcorn shrimp, flounder, oysters, deviled crab or clams. the special comes with fries and slaw. its a great value....More

Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Appetizer (onion rings). Took a long time Got them cold Big pile of onion pieces. Tasted ok But cold and got there right before the meal Restaurant was not that busy. ESP for a Saturday night Waited 40 min for meal but the seafood was...More

Thank Brett C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well I was but a tween when I was here last. The early 1970's My parents loved to come to North Myrtle Beach and Camp with me and my brother. We always ate in Calabash because of the food. At that time it wasn't everywhere,...More

2  Thank JohnD-3701
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fried Calabash-style seafood is quite delicious. You might want to stick with their specialty. Cold boiled shrimp was over cooked, though an ample senior portion. Substitution requests were overlooked by an over-worked server who seemed to resent reminders. We probably visited on her worst day....More

1  Thank WhereBenhasbeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been Here several times. The Fried shrimp are excellent. The salad bar is very good. They have excellent variety of salad dressings too. The spaghetti is also very good this is a great place to eat, especially if one of your party does...More

1  Thank frankMiamiBeach
Reviewed April 13, 2018

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

2  Thank Bbqman3341
Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank btgddb
Reviewed April 8, 2018 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 April 6, 2018

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

1  Thank parklap3
Reviewed April 6, 2018 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

1  Thank moonmaneve
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October 26, 2017|
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Response from Marshia H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to this one...
Janet S
March 9, 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
March 9, 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, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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: 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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