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Ella's Restaurant

1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
+1 910-579-6728
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“hush puppies” (246 reviews)
“oysters” (102 reviews)
“oyster roast” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
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Reviewed yesterday

A vacation at the beach wouldn't be complete without a trip to Ella's. It was so good this year that we kept going back, eating there for 3 of our 4 restaurant meals. In the past we've gone for dinner, and this year we discovered...More

Thank Gayle R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The breakfast was delicious ,also the staff are frendly ,good view and i advice people to have breakfat here💕🍴

Thank fatma a
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food tastes great but not big portions. If you're looking for a big meal your not going to get it there.

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had experienced Calabash several times in my younger days (starting over 35 years ago). My husband is from N. Wisconsin, and was not a big fan of seafood, simply because when you live in the central US, there is very little seafood that is...More

Thank godprovides
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous! From the waitress to the food it was awesome. Thank Trip advisor and local for saying Ella's is the best!

Thank Kay N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went at 5:30 pm, to avoid waiting in line, as we had my one year old grandson with us. We were seated right away. Food was your typical Calabash fried foods. I had the fried clams and fried oysters, which were very good. My...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ella's is a little know seafood restaurant in Calabash. Most people just drive right by, but they are missing a great place for seafood with excellent service. BUT......you have to get there early or you will find yourself in the back of a long line!!!

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very happy to find a real, old fashioned Calabash restaurant great food, great service and good prices

Thank Susanboo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In all our years of visiting MB area we had never eaten here before. Very good family friendly restaurant. Also have special seniors plates which a lot of restaurants don't have. Good selection for every persons dietary preference.

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

restaurant was full when we arrived but only had about a 15 min wait to be seated. Clean restaurant but very casual. Overall this is a "fried fish" place. My understanding of the "Calabash" style of cooking is fried everything so I wouldn't suggest going...More

Thank Jennifer R
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Janet S
9 March 2017|
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Response from Sterling_USA | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just can't recall...but the shrimp we had were not the baby fried shrimp
Janet S
9 March 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.
5 May 2016|
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Response from tourtime2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry you could not review the menu. I thought the food was very good,
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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