Capt. Nance's - Seafood Type Restaurant in Calabash with 60 reviews

Capt. Nance's

Seafood Restaurant in Calabash

 
Capt. Nance's
Rated: 3.6 out of 5 with 60 Reviews

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Capt. Nance's
River Road
Calabash
910-579-2574
Hours: N/A
There are currently 60 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Aug 15th, 2013 at 4:38 pm
From: Raleigh-Durham, NC
By: as


Avg. Rating:1.8
We ate here last Thursday night. It will be the last time, because our previous experience prior to this trip was as bad as this one. Knowing the kitchen can occasionally have an off night, we went back this time, hoping it was an aberration.... boy, were we wrong. As I said, we won't be going back, not ever. The atmosphere is loud, and diners are packed into the place like livestock being taken to slaughter. Admittedly, this is to be expected during vacation season so it was not a surprise. What is surprising is that many folks continually pouring in for bad food and complacent service. There were 8 of us dining (6 adults and 2 teenagers); everyone had seafood prepared in various ways. When the food finally arrived, some 40 - 45 minutes after ordering, what wasn't already stone cold was lukewarm. Practically everything - fried or broiled - was swimming in grease. Tea and water glasses went unfilled more than once. When we talked to the waitress about it, she said there was nothing that could be done about it, and to talk with the woman at the hostess desk on our way out. I did talk to the woman, and she seemed dismayed that anyone would complain about the food. Her attitude was quite arrogant and in no way customer service based at all. While I wasn't looking to get anything "comped" for an expensive and utterly disaster of our meal, it was never mentioned by her... as a matter of fact she never mentioned anything about making any of it right. I told her this was the second time in a row this had happened to us and she replied "then don't come back, you can find another place in the area to eat from now on." I told her not to worry, we would find other places, and I intended to let as many folks know about this as I could... While this post probably won't impact their business due to the sheer volume of unknowing tourists that go there, it will impact those within my circle of friends, and it will extend out to their friends as well as this gets passed along.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Jul 16th, 2013 at 9:47 pm
From: Alden, NY
By: bar


Avg. Rating:2
Eight people ordered and only one satisfied with the meal. Deviled Crab had no crab in it, sautéed shrimp was not deveined and flounder had bones in it. Sorry this was terrible! Don't do it!!
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: May 06th, 2013 at 7:53 am
From: Fairmont, WV
By: eb


Avg. Rating:5
First time to eat here but won't be the last. Place was very clean and inviting. Seated right away beside a big picture window with a view. Service was great. I had shrimp, oysters and scallops. Outstanding. Very light breading so you could actually taste the seafood. Prices may be a little less than some places which is good also. We will be going back.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Jul 29th, 2012 at 8:44 pm
From: grungy, VA
By: ajr


Avg. Rating:4.3
It is one of the best restraunts in the calabash area you can eat at.I love to eat there!!!!!!
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Jul 02nd, 2012 at 10:55 am
From: Lexington, SC
By: kr


Avg. Rating:4.5
We arrived at Capt. Nance's at 11:15 on a Sunday. The restaurant was about half-filled. We were immediately taken to a table and our server arrived quickly to let us order our drinks. She returned with the drinks and hushpuppies quickly and took our order for food. The hushpuppies were a little on the sweet side and came with honey spread for dipping. It seemed like not even five minutes later, our food arrived. I ordered the shrimp lunch special, and my husband and son ordered the small flounder platter and the lunch special chicken fingers with a side of onion rings. The shrimp was fried perfectly. The batter was so thin, you could see the shrimp inside and you could actually taste shrimp and not just breading. My son enjoyed his flounder. My husband especially loved his onion rings. I tried one and they tasted hand-breaded. Crispy and not greasy. Delicious. The skin-on french fries tasted great and I can't pinpoint the actual spices they must have used, but suffice to say they are better than a fast-food place. Neither my son nor I enjoyed the cole slaw, but I'm a very picky eater. I was amazed how many shrimp were on my plate, and eating the shrimp and fries and a few hushpuppies left me full. My husband had to ask for a drink refill and we had to ask for the check. Considering how busy the restaurant had gotten, I can understand why. They were slammed with customers. It was hard to hear ourselves talk at the table, so I'd say the noise level was average or below. If we have time, we will visit Capt. Nance's again before going home.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Apr 14th, 2012 at 7:28 pm
From: calabash, NC
By: er


Avg. Rating:3
First visit, last visit. The service was questionable, the food was horrible. Won't go back.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Sep 28th, 2011 at 12:09 am
From: spartanburg, SC
By: jb


Avg. Rating:2
The only good think about our waiter was that he was friendly; on the other hand, he stayed as far away from our table the entire evening and did as little as possible to meet our dining needs. The four in our party were exhausted because we did not know that the most difficult catch of the day would be our waiter Kress. As we left the restaurant that evening, I said to the hostess that the service was terrible. The young woman acted as if she had heard this comment multiple times an evening. With elbow on the back of her chair, and face firmly cemented to her hand, she glared at me, signed and turned away from me. Her insult only lacked the words, "Oh, whatever!" I walked back to her and asked the name of the owner and said I wanted to talk to him. "He never comes in," she said. Definitely, the owner would be well-advised to visit this eating establishment and retrain the salvageable help. This contact with the owner may be difficult to arrange since I wrote him two nights ago, and I still haven't heard a work from him. The four in our party decided we would spend our money at any other place than Nance's. If you go and get Kress as your waiter, take a long book, a sweater to knit or possibly a novel to write, because you will have plenty of time. And as you leave with your fellow diners, have a contest of getting the hostess to smile. It will be a challenging though not very productive activity since on Sunday night she gave service not with a smile but with a very surly attitude. Gone are the days of pride in one's job. My words to little surly hostess, "Find a job outside the service industry. You will never be happy there!"
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Sep 25th, 2011 at 9:59 pm
From: Catlettsburg, KY
By: bkm


Avg. Rating:4.7
Have been eating at Captain Nance's for over 25 years.... Excellent shrimp and hush puppies. The most friendly staff ever. Also suggest that you purchase the mints that they sell by the cash register...melt in your mouth.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Feb 20th, 2011 at 6:54 am
From: Surfside Beach, SC
By: dvg


Avg. Rating:2.2
My fish sandwich consisted of a dry hamburger bun and a cold piece of fried fish. My clam chowder seemed to be curdled. The waitress was harried and hurried and almost threw the food on the table. I have eaten at hundreds of Grand Strand restaurants over the past eight winters and this is the only one I recommend you miss.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Feb 17th, 2011 at 5:10 pm
From: Catlettsburg, KY
By: bkm


Avg. Rating:4.5
Has been on the must eat at list since we discovered it over 20 years ago. Great place for family dining. Lunch specials are the best value that can be found anywhere. Hush puppies and honey butter are fantastic!
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Aug 29th, 2010 at 9:50 am
From: Goshen, KY
By: tb


Avg. Rating:5
Just got home late last night and already miss Capt. Nance's. Have been coming to the area since the 80' s and always come here to eat at least twice while I'm here. LOVE IT!!!!! Have never found another place that offers delicious food for the same value. Love the hushpuppies.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Aug 02nd, 2010 at 11:44 pm
From: Greenville, SC
By: cs


Avg. Rating:3.7
In June, my husband and I just made it for the lunch prices while we were pricing fish on the docks. Even though the restuarant was not crowded and we were seated immediately, our server was slooow with everything except our drink order (not including refills) and our first basket of hushpuppies. The lunch prices and food were both great, although the food was on the greasy side, but still great. My family has been coming to Captain Nance's for 20 years...it is my Dad's favorite of them all. He eats there twice out of the 3-4 times they eat at Calabash/Little River area while vacationing. I took my husband there (who is an executive chef) to experience it for himself and he did enjoy it but had the same complaints as I. In July, during our vacation with my family, they ate at CN while my husband wanted to try Dockside (we all enjoyed Ella's 2 nights before). We had a 45 min wait while they had a 30 min wait. We were seated in 45 min with excellent timely service and delicious food. They were seated in 1.25 hours (hostess left their name off the wait list when they changed the full list) with horrible service (unfriendly and kept forgetting things...sounds like the one we had at lunch a month ago) and had greasy, overcooked food. Makes me glad my husband wanted to try a different restaurant, even if it did cost more...it was worth it. As much as we've always loved CN, if things do not improve, we will have to find another favorite.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Apr 26th, 2010 at 2:25 pm
From: Seymour, TN
By: lg


Avg. Rating:2.7
We have eaten at Capt Nance's for many years. This year however, the food was extremely greasy. The fish tasted like it was leftover from lucnh time. The service was mediocre and the restaurant was dirty. We will try other Calabash restaurants.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Feb 24th, 2010 at 9:26 am
From: Fayetteville, NC
By: rm


Avg. Rating:1.7
poor service, waitress dropped and tossed items on the table as she went buy. food was flavorless and undercooked. wont be back and will warn friends to stay away.
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Capt. Nance's
Posted: Jan 30th, 2010 at 11:19 am
From: Charlotte, NC
By: mw


Avg. Rating:3.2
Very Disappointed! Very over priced. Seating was promt. Our waitress (Donna) was great. For starters the hush puppies were the WORST we have ever had. The food was delivered very quick. The oysters and shrimp were delicious! How ever when starting to eat our filet of flounder disappointed they were full of bones and the deviled crap was over cooked. Bathrooms were nasty. When paying our bill the woman behind the counter did not ask how are meal was or ask us the please come back. We choice Captian Nance because it was on the waterway. We will not return.
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