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ELA'S Blu Water Grille

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1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
+1 843-785-3030
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Our meal was delicious (shrimp & grits - flounder) - wait staff was attentive - enjoyed the view of the marina

Thank MarkWest
Silver Spring, MD
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dined at Ela's last year on the last night of our vacation and loved it so much we returned this year. The shrimp cocktail is excellent (huge jumbo shrimp), and the key lime pie was to die for! We will definitely return.

Thank phansc
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a truly excellent meal at Ela's this week. Everything from the beets napoleon to the scallops on crab risotto was delicious. Live guitar player played good songs but kept the volume low and ambient.

Thank Juliet L
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic view overlooking the marina. Our food was outstanding and service was very good, just not warm and fuzzy. Would be better if warm weather and could sit outside. I highly recommend this place. Go before sundown and enjoy the sunset.

Thank Bfroadking
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside and enjoyed a light lunch overlooking the harbor and marsh. Crab cake and grouper sandwiches both terrific.

Thank WanderingIrish
Savannah, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Atmosphere was great - piano music was very nice, and not too loud. View was excellent, and the food was great. Wait staff were courteous and helpful, and not overbearing. Great wine selection offered, too.

Thank ericsosnowski
New York
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The only positive thing here was the nice location and atmosphere. Food was not great. Risotto was cooked earlier in the day. Shrimp cocktail and odd seasoning. would not return

Thank Connie A
Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Large party and very prompt. Had the sea scallops and also tried filet and both were superb.

Thank rhondacorley
New Jersey
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Beautiful views of the Harbor River. The restaurant was crowded and noise level was energetic! Service was fine and the meal was very good. It was restaurant week and we chose the 5 course tasting menu. The 2nd course offered lobster bisque - which was disappointing - it was very bland. The main course we chose was diver scallops and... More 

Thank Vida-amorosa
Bluffton, South Carolina
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

We have lived in the area for year but have never tried Eva's. We decided to come for restaurant week as the menu looking very enticing. The food did not disappoint! It was amazing. The tuna tar tar was wonderful and the diver scallops and filet were wonderful. The sauces for each dish were perfect! At the beginning of the... More 

Thank JenY505

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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