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Ella's Restaurant

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1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
+1 910-579-6728
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Calabash, North Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's ok if you like fried food, I am not a fan and I think it's just the tradition of the place that keeps people coming. Just my opinion.

Thank susan u
Brookport, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had heard about this restaurant so expectations were high. We ordered the shrimp and fish combo. The shrimp are the popcorn type fired. I was not impressed with the food. The service was good and it's a nice restaurant. Maybe we hit it on a off day.

Thank mikeb6777
Calabash, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice atmosphere, food is good, price at medium level. Staff is friendly and service is good. Close to shopping and other restaurants. Not noisy.

Thank pageant4u2
Garner, North Carolina
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181 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been 15 years since I last eat here and I distinctly remember how great the food tasted way back then. My son and his wife was craving seafood and I decided to take them here in hopes that the recipe hadn't changed!! It hadnt!! The wait time was about 20 minutes but soo worth it!! Our waitress was... More 

Thank cowgirlup4293
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where it all began, the food is perfect in every way, and consistant in quality and quantity, A gem.

Thank Diane R
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resturant has completely redid the inside area for a HUGE improvement. Feels very warm and welcoming, very beautiful. Food is still excellent. I always get the shrimp and flounder. Excellent destination

1 Thank steve s
Detroit, Michigan
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175 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read about Ella's in a few different places online, so we decided to give it a try. Ella's is a casual, fairly basic and family-friendly restaurant. Our server, Jessie, was so sweet and helpful! Crazy-shaped hush puppies, but they are amazing! Try the shrimp trio (dynamite recommended.). Finally--a dish that slowed down my 13-year-old son!

Thank CindyJV
1 review
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is always wonderful, and usually we get awesome service, so we always overlook the bad smell of the place, but today service was POOR. The server never asked if we needed anything, just took our order, brought the plates and never returned. We saw her waiting on other tables, but she completely overlooked ours, even after we sat the... More 

Thank Patricia B
Freeport, Pennsylvania, United States
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Service was pleasant and efficient. Hush Puppies are excellent. Clam Strips were somewhat hard. Deviled crab and shrimp good. Scallops disappointing

Thank Don R
Matthews, North Carolina
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Ella's is a family favorite, when we're at the NC coast. All eight of us stopped in over Spring Break/Easter Vacation to enjoy some Calabash seafood last night. We weren't disappointed! The scallops (tenderloin of the sea) were perfectly cooked, and super tender, with a consistency of butter. My wife had the small platter, and her flounder was delightful, and... More 

Thank Jim and Teri B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?