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Captain Nance's Seafood

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9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
+1 910-579-2574
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Conway, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for lunch with another couple. They had been here many times, but it was a first for us. I had scallops that were delicious. The batter was light and they were cooked perfectly. Since I can't have a lot of fried food, I was surprised I could order a baked potato for lunch. Most restaurants only offer that... More 

Thank 13keg
New Bern, North Carolina
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23 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the fried shrimp and flounder combination lunch special . It was just average fried seafood at a decent price. Friends did comment that they liked the hushpuppies. Not bad but not outstanding either.

Thank BeachbumSOBX
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After having a terrible supper the night before at another restaurant, my wife and I were ready for some good seafood. We found it at Captain Nance's in Calabash. Generous portions, good prices and great food! Neither my wife nor I are great fans of coleslaw. However, the homemade slaw at Nance's is awesome. The flounder, shrimp and crab cakes... More 

Thank Artis B
Hamilton, Canada
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150 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for Lunch specials at $7.25.A good deal.The seafood is deep fried and tasty.The staff are friendly but service was a bit on the slow side.Place is not fancy but views of the river and shrimp fleet are nice.Hush puppies are the best I have tasted anywhere.Try it if in the area

Thank woodeye66
Mountains of North Carolina
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there 4 times in 17 days. Must have liked it. Service was okay but food and price was right for us. Lots of fried fish and my wife enjoyed that. Asked to have my scallops blackened and was told no each time but one server overheard the comment the first time and replied we do. So had to... More 

Thank jcoxmtns
Rochester, New York
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131 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have to stop here every time we visit Myrtle Beach. Their lunch specials at $7.99 are wonderful and they have the best hush puppies in the world. They are served with honey butter. Delicious!!

Thank mrscleo
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We LOVE Captain Nance's. We are on our 4th generation of happy diners! This is good, simple food and friendly service. This is not the place to come for fancy atmosphere, but if you are looking for fresh and delicious seafood at excellent prices you will not be disappointed here. The daily specials are always really good, and the mixed... More 

Thank katie s
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have ate here several times. The food is always good. We had the fried shrimp with slaw and bake potatoes. The hush puppies are some of the best I have had. The waitress "Lillie" was very friendly and helpful. The view in the dinning is beautiful looking out at the fishing boat. You won't be disappointed eating here.

Thank Brenda F
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For those who like seafood, understand that NC and Calabash seafood in general denote breaded fish. You can get broiled or baked but you may pay a surcharge. Regardless, the food here at Capt Nance's is tasty, and the setting on the water is attractive. The wife had the scallops and shrimp combo, and she gave it an A. I... More 

Thank CrossvilleChuck
Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything we are at the beach we drive up to Calabash for dinner at Captain Nance's. Great popcorn shrimp at a great price. There is all kinds of different seafood. Please check it out.

Thank dhflyboy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
American, Seafood
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
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: 9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-2574
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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Morehead City, North Carolina
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?