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Ella's Restaurant

1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
+1 910-579-6728
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“hush puppies” (243 reviews)
“oysters” (105 reviews)
“oyster roast” (17 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1148 River Rd, Calabash, NC 28467-2708
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are looking for a good seafood lunch at a very reasonable price, this is your place. Their hushpuppies are the best!

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I had a delicious oyster roast last week. Huge portions and done to perfection. Went back four days later with guests for seafood platters (4 senior) and all got fish and shrimp. Greasy shrimp and old tasting flounder. Very unhappy. We did...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Every time my family goes to the NC coast, we have to stop by Ella's for lunch. (Dinner prices are twice the price as the lunch prices.) They always have great waitstaff service, and great food! If you go by, be sure to order the...More

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 6 days ago

So disappointed. First off the atmosphere is very old. Old carpet, old tables. Just felt nothing was clean. The food was mediocre. Everything came fried. We didn't know what Callabash meant. We don't like fried but attempted to eat it. To summarize, if you like...More

Thank cl1920hb1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here with friends who were familiar with the place. They said that the portions have gotten smaller. I was happy with the portions (which were not huge, but enough for me for lunch). The food was just average. I didn't see how this...More

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered shrimp and scallops. I thought it was absolutely delicious. I’ve eaten a lot of seafood restaurants and it’s one of the best. Most of the ones in Calabash are great, but Ella’s also has nicer tables and ambience than most other nearby.

Thank krissypoo79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered flounder and oysters and oysters seemed to be somewhat tough. Flounder however was good. Overheard gentleman in next booth complaining about taste of his flounder saying it was not good. Hush puppies are always delicious and they bring a basket to start your...More

Thank zooland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on a day trip to Calabash, NC and needed a place for lunch. Several local folks recommended Ella's. We had a delightful young lady as our server. Decided on the Daily Special which was 2 choices of various seafoods, french fried and cole...More

Thank TravlinWee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friends brought us here. We did not think the food was so great. Best part was the hush puppies. Server was fine. Food out fast, was hot. I’d try another spot next time in Calabash

Thank psl126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good fried seafood menu. Better than average atmosphere compared to other mid-priced seafood houses in the area. Best hush puppies. It is our regular lunch stop when we visit the many re-purpose stores in Calabash.

Thank wishlist2001
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27 October 2017|
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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.
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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 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: 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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