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Captain Nance's Seafood

9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
+1 910-579-2574
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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“lunch” (96 reviews)
“shrimp” (151 reviews)
“hush puppies” (124 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Captain Nance's isn't flashy or have unnecessary frills, just really good tasting seafood. We very much enjoyed our meal. Combination platters are reasonable and hush puppies are great. Our server was very polite and friendly without over doing it. Short drive from North Myrtle so...More

Thank Jamiejohnson15
Reviewed 3 days ago

Calabash has become more commercialized and losing its charm as a fishing village. Nance's is 1 of the originals. All food is prepared fried unless you tell them you want broiled. Best hush puppies on Grand Strand. Pan fried soft shell crab excellent. Prices are...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have been coming to Captain Nance's the first night of our vacation for at least ten years now. Our whole family loves their calabash style seafood! It's always very busy, and the food gets out very fast! Captain Nance's has yet to leave us...More

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Portions were huge. Took half home in to go container. Loved hush puppies and honey butter. Could only get fresher if u pulled it in off the dock

Thank Donna W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When our waiter (a rising sophomore at NCState) offered us drink to go cups, that made this place a definite 5 star. $7.95 lunch special was fried shrimp and flounder with fries and (kind of bland) coke slaw was excellent. Nice view overlooking Calabash River.

Thank NanaKat46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice calabash style restaurant right on the water. Fine fried seafood but the best is a lunch special for 7.95 2 selection of seafood, slaw, baked potato, hush puppies. Clean, fast service, great prices. Go!!!!

Thank roahokie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to this area recently, and tried it for the first time for lunch. The restaurant is located on the waterfront, and the view from the dining room is very pretty. The place was very busy, but we were seated immediately. We both ordered...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was very clean. Staff very courteous. I can not say enough about the wonderful lunch we had. Fresh and everything from the shrimp, stuffed crab shell, and flounder was more than plenty and cooked to perfection. Enjoyable lunch while looking over the peaceful...More

Thank Janette353
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kind, attentive service made our dinner pleasant. Attractive view from windows near docks. Casual, family atmosphere in large dining room. OK food...deviled crab and crab cakes particularly bread-y, portions somewhat small compared to memories of Coleman's.

Thank regiontravelreturns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entire experience felt like a poor cafeteria experience. One open room which lacks character. Service is bland at best with no "thank you" at check out. Food was lad to poor. Ordered the flounder as well as the combination plate. Flounder was mushy. Consistently was...More

Thank John H
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Joyce L
25 March 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.
14 January 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
19 July 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
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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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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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
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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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