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MacElwee's Seafood

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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
+1 912-786-8888
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is an icon on this island. Its been there for as long as I can remember 30+ years. The food quality is great and service is very responsive to your requests.

Thank James K
Oskaloosa, Kansas
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrimp trio was a great blend. The fried shrimp was hot and crispy, the bacon covered shrimp was blackened and by far my favorite. The steamed shrimp was swimming in just the right amount of butter. What more could you ask for in a meal of shrimp?

Thank landollks
Waterloo, Iowa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our second year we have eaten here. I am dreaming of their shrimp and want to go again. My hubby ordered the shrimp alfredo and it was good too. Of course, the shrimp is local and fresh. Delicious!

Thank lovestoride
Baraboo, Wisconsin
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had a great waitress whose name I cannot remember. MacElwee's h as a diner feel to it with very good food.

Thank Steve P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Eat here every time I visit. Food is good, staff is friendly and restaurant is clean. Love watching the traffic and people go by.

Thank Cindy2256
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

One of our two favorite restaurants on Tybee. Try the fried flounder and baked potato, yum yum.friendly service, great food, variety of prices (fried baskets around $12, but many specials at $20-24)..drinks affordable. Have been there many times, they are always consistent.

Thank BethLD
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We just left MacElwee's very satisfied. This was the best meal so far of our vacation, and we hope to go back again. I had fresh grilled grouper with mixed vegetables and baked potato. This greatly outranked the fried fish I've been eating all week. My husband had tortellini with seafood and he liked his meal also. For dessert (which... More 

Thank K B
Savannah, GA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

I don't know why anyone would have a bad review of this place! I have loved it for years and it is so much better than sting rays or any of the other places that most people like to go. I always get the fried flounder and it is amazing. I go there with my business partner after we do... More 

Thank Rubylizard
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The food was alright not great. The best part was the hush puppies, they were very good. Sweet tea was also very good.

Thank John W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We always go here every time we visit Tybee Island. Best seafood anywhere! Never disappointed great burgers too!

Thank RonaldandMisty B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-8888

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?