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ELA'S Blu Water Grille

1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
+1 843-785-3030
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (21 reviews)
“crab risotto” (22 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
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1 - 10 of 715 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Went with a large party. Room was upstairs - VERY upstairs multiple flights of stairs to the,point that I worried about some of the older folks in our party. Room was open so noise of multi layers rose up to the point that is was...More

Thank Rgbledsoe
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a party of five and were seated outside. We enjoyed watching the boats come and go and a very nice sunset. The service was excellent and the food was very good. The wine list is quite extensive and the prices are not terrible....More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had dinner here with family. Service was excellent, the menu has wonderful seafood options and a fantastic short rib dish that was a respite from the seafood. Great mael

Thank tomethridge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went to Ela's Blue Water Grill for a family dinner. Upon checking in with our reservation we asked to be seated outside on the patio, the host told us that they were all booked for a party...however all through dinner and even afterwards NOBODY was...More

Thank websfamily
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well prepared food with a nice view of the harbor. Excellent scallops. A 6 oz lobster was not very good, do not order it. This is an expensive restaurant so not a good choice for a dinner with children. Our waiter was grumpy, probably doesn't...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ela's has a wonderful view of Shelter Cove Habor. If you get a chance be sure to get outdoor seating. Super appetizers! The food her is very good, and the service is top notch. Great spot for a special occasion; somewhat expensive.

Thank jww48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expected a fine dining experience, but red flags were apparent from the moment we arrived: Restaurant was empty. Hostess bickered with the barman over where to seat us. No warm greeting, just brusquely took us to table. The experience continued to deteriorate as our food...More

4  Thank Earl_of_Doncaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have always loved Ela's and the view of the boats at Shelter Cove. We were disappointed with parts of our meal, and the service. We never received bread at our table, our waitress was very nice, but I believe had too many tables she...More

Thank Nikmtay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us enjoyed a sunset dinner on the balcony overlooking Harbor at Shelter Cove in Hilton Head, SC. Beautiful restaurant, great service and one of the best views in Hilton Head. Loved my scallops. Terri enjoyed crab cakes. Will make this an annual visit...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on June 5th and had a wonderful experience. We arrived early and sat at the small bar where we had drinks. Our bartender was friendly and helpful. We then went to our table next to the window and met Carly, our delightful...More

Thank quiltmaven
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
  • Public Transportation: OMNI RESORT / MARRIOTT RESORT / WESTIN RESORT offer free shuttles to ELA'S Palmetto Dunes - DunesBuggy - free shuttle to ELA's
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: +1 843-785-3030
  • E-mail
Description
Featured in Bon Appetit magazine and the winner of numerous Open Table awards, ELA's Blu Water Grille is a shining star on the Hilton Head scene. Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by our culinary team of experts, compliment the extensive boutique wine selection. Located at Shelter Cove Harbour overlooking the marina and Broad Creek, ELA's is known for the best water views on the island. A casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior, and nightly entertainment provided by local recording artists set the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners
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