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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%
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“lunch” (106 reviews)
“baked potato” (46 reviews)
“hush puppies” (122 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered flounder and it was great. We had a view of the shrimp boats and canal. You can charter fishing boats beside this location.

1  Thank sandrajcothran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The view of the inlet was quite nice even on a cloudy day but the seafood was quite lacking! The fish that they claimed was flounder really appeared to be something more like haddock or cod because of the dark meat. The shrimp were like...More

Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the lunch special. Two kinds of seafood: shrimp and flounder with signature calabash breading, fries and coleslaw. Way more than I could eat. Two of us ate for under $20. Wish the plate was just a bit larger to hold all the food served!...More

Thank ImaTeacher308
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Capt Nance's is a casual restaurant overlooking the docks. The portions seemed generous, the cole slaw and hush puppies sweet style! Although the food is Calabash (fried) it was not very heavily breaded. We have been a few times now and look forward to each...More

Thank LinLea711
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Went to Nances at 4:pm restaurant was not busy was seated promptly waiter was excellent very attentive the food was the worst I have had ordered the broiled seafood platter the fish was extremely dry the oysters were tough the hush puppies were the highlight...More

Thank 194,050
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in her for lunch and enjoyed incredible hush puppies and shrimp and fish. Excellent service by Elizabeth. I will be back!

Thank JEShanks61
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We took a group of 63 to this restaurant and you could not have asked for better service or food. They are so accommodating and provided a menu in advance to help us meet a tight timeline. Thanks for a great job! We will definitely...More

1  Thank CarylinaNana
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Not a fancy place, but has plenty of room to move guests through. It's right on the dock, and you can see the fishing boats right out the window. Nice . The family enjoyed their meals, but I was left with a bad taste in...More

Thank 50StatesOrDieTrying
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our second visit to this quaint restaurant. Shrimp was awesome. Hush puppies were a bit too sweet for me but overall I can highly recommend Captain Nances! Give it a try.

Thank imdatoolman
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Been here many times for lunch the people are friendly and the food was guick to the table..the hush puppies are Delicious

Thank waxshx40
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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
  • 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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