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MacElwee's Seafood

101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
+1 912-786-8888
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good25%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“shrimp trio” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (97 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
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Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Food here was decent, but very pricey for what you get. And not to mention they charge you over $2 for a soda and you are only allowed one free refill. I found that ridiculous. Service was good, restaurant was clean.

1  Thank darla45327
Reviewed 25 June 2015

They had an extensive list of specials and I was torn between the stuffed flounder and a seafood Oscar made with Grouper or a different type of fish. There menu was quite large and many regulars were in there when we were, and waiting to...More

Thank Toni S
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

I have eaten here a couple times, the first I got a steak and it was gross, I ended up sick and the second time I got the special and my wife and daughter got chicken fingers and drinks and it was $67...never again

3  Thank Michael L
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

The food was awful. Very disappointed. The person I feel like was the owner was very rude and loud to employees and customers. Very over priced for quality of food.

3  Thank Tonya R
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and food. We arrived at 6:30 on a Friday night with a party of 10 and were seated in 35 minutes, which is very reasonable. Our server was very attentive and the seafood was all prepared well. The manager (owner?) came to us...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Looks like a dive, but the steaks were great and the seafood good. Very tiny-they had to split our group of 12 into two tables, but not a big deal. Waiter was great. A table next to ours had an issue, i think with the...More

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Wish I had listened to the negative reviews. Nasty, smells funny and server was rude. Everybody recommended stingrays wish we had listened went there instead. What Dunmoen was a roach crawling on the wall here.More

2  Thank BTD210
Agnes Z, Manager at MacElwee's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2015

The staff is trained to treat folks the way they like to be treated- if you are rude and complain about everything from a-z from the time you sit down to the time you leave perhaps you should go to Stingrays next time you are...More

Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

I use trip advisor to pick restaurants regularly when on vacation, and we actually tried two other restaurants ahead of MacElwee's. The first was packed and had people sitting in plastic chairs on the road. We decided that wasn't the best with 4 kids under...More

Thank Missy L
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Will never go back to. For a family of five two parents and three kids you get charged 18% gratuity. You leave with an expensive bill and empty stomachs. Portion size is horrible for the price. I am so disappointed! We went to red lobster...More

3  Thank Taopoly518
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

Went with family. Very kid friendly. Service is great. Food is great. I got the fried shrimp. Amazing.

Thank Dnlscgirl1985
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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