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Coleman's Original Calabash Seafood

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Coleman's Original Calabash Seafood

Coleman's Original Calabash Seafood
9931 Nance Street
Calabash
910-579-6875
Rated 4 out of 5
There are currently 66 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.


Reviews of Coleman's Original Calabash Seafood

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:10-31-2013
Morganton, North Carolina

we enjoyed our meal it was all good . My dad has be coming here for over 40 years not sure if owners have changed but the food was excellent compared to what we have at home 5 hours away.
ref: 27121

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-19-2012
Dahlonega, Georgia

Excellent Service, Food was great, and wonderful atmosphere. Great value. Fun place to go out and watch the boats go in and out.
ref: 25602

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-17-2012
Denver, North Carolina

We were seated right away but that could be due to the place being empty. The hushpuppies were deformed and greasy. My wife ordered the ribeye medium it came out well done we told the server but never saw the manager. I ordered the grilled chicken it was described as two breast but was one cut in half I think the baked potato was a day old. My youngest son ordered chicken fingers which the kitchen forgot to make he didn't get his food til we were almost done eating. Still we never saw the manager it is safe to say we won't go back.
ref: 25337

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-11-2012
Kingsport, Tennessee

Coleman's reopened on May 11, 2012, hopefully for the season.
ref: 25107

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-09-2012
Kingsport, Tennessee

Unfortunately, Coleman's restaurant seems to be out of business. It has not opened this year (2012) ad according to locals, opened for the last time in the summer of 2011. Too bad; it was one of our favorites! Try Dockside for a good meal.
ref: 25090

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:09-03-2011
Rockingham, North Carolina

wish we had read this BEFORE we went there! Only good thing was that after complaining our bill was cut in half. Let's begin: flounder, clams & shrimp: cooked and tasted good. oyster stew (if that's what you want to call it). about 1/4" of butter floating on top, no taste, hardly any oysters, watered down skim milk...even with salt/pepper - no help. scallops: about the size of a 50 cent piece but only 1/4" thick, funny taste, tough. fried oysters: tasted like fried in week old grease. mahi: tough, overcooked, ordered it grilled but still floating in butter. asked about the broiled seafood - slathered in butter - how is that better than fried??? hushpuppies??? I'd be ashamed to call them that, little balls of grease. slaw - no flavor at all, had the core of the cabbage used so it was hot tasting. baked potatoe: 1 was ok, others were not fully cooked and still cold. they "ran out" of potatoes at 7pm but said the oven was broken. server seemed at tad lost at our order. forgot our lemons then only brought 2 back (3 of us used lemons). never asked how we were doing or if we needed refills. overall - horrible food/service. will not be back.
ref: 23862

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-30-2011
Grass Lake, Michigan

We have dined at this place on two different trips to North Carolina and specifically the second time just for the food at Coleman's. The waitress we had both nights this last time was outstanding. Providing us with great service, wonderful food and a welcoming atmosphere! We can't say enough good things about Colemans and plan to visit on all our trips to Calabash!
ref: 23828

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-29-2011
Fairmont, West Virginia

After reading the previous reviews wasn't sure about going back to Colemans. Haven't been there in 3 years. But upon arrival, was pleased to see that they had remodeled the entire restaurant. Was seated right away, orders where taken and in no time, had our food, and a lot of it. 3 of us had the small seafood platter, the other had the oyster dinner. Now I'm the first to say, I'm a pretty big guy, but I had trouble finishing all the food on the "small" platter. Everything cooked perfect, great service and great view from the picture windows. Price every reasonable. If you haven't been here in a while, or never been, give them a try. Don't think you will be sorry.
ref: 22748

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-09-2011
Dobson, North Carolina

Great food and excellent service!!!! The shimp and flounder were cooked perfectly and my wife's steak was melt in your mouth tender. I can't say enough about this place. True Calabash seafood at a great price.
ref: 22551

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-01-2010
Huntingtown, Maryland

We experenced the worst dining experince ever. To begin with my wife ordered a glass of merlot, another in our party ordered a whiskey sour, and I ordered a VO and ginger ale. The wine had turned to vinegar and we could not identify the other two drinks but they were definitely not what we ordered. Against our better judgement we ordered food but 3 of us deicided against seafood and chose hamburger steak while the 4th selected grouper. The grouper tasted of iodine and nothing was offered with the hamburger steak except a baked potao and garden salad. No gravy or mashed potatos. When finished we waited for our check until we couldn't wait any longer and began unsuccessfully looking for a manager. Finally we were presented with our check and the explanation that it is a seafood restaurant and not much at other cuisine. July 21, 2010 by Dick Shaner in Huntingtown, MD Submitting again since we haven't seen it published
ref: 20031

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-30-2010
Erwin, Tennessee

Worst experience for a Calabash style seafood restaurant ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Flounder small for price, scallops were good- but didn't come until 10 minutes after other food.... because server forgot them. We would have told her sooner, but she disappeared. Would have liked some drawn butter to go with dinner, but never saw our server until time for the bill- our scallops were dropped off by different server. Had to ask a bus boy for a to-go box to put them in. Oh yes...let us not forget the "shrimp cocktail"...it lived up to its name finally! It was a small salad dressing cup of salad shrimp for $7. I guess we were nuts thinking it would be the usual jumbo shrimp every other shrimp cocktail in the world is made up of ! They were out of certain flavors of beverages at 6:00 in the evening. We would NEVER go back there!!!! Murrell"s Inlet restaurants far superior. Lee's is one of the best we have tried!
ref: 20000

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-22-2010
Huntingtown, Maryland

Last evening we experenced the worst dining experience ever. To begin with my wife ordered a glass of merlot, another in our party ordered a whiskey sour, and I ordered a VO and ginger ale. The wine had turned to vinegar and we could not identify the other two drinks but they were definitely not what we ordered. Against our better judgement we ordered food but 3 of us deicided against seafood and chose hamburger steak while the 4th selected grouper. The grouper tasted of iodine and nothing was offered with the hamburger steak except a baked potao and garden salad. When finished we waited for our check until we couldn't wait any longer and began unsuccessfully looking for a manager. Finally we were presented with our check and the explanation that it is a seafood restaurant and not much at other cuisine.
ref: 19877

Food:Two Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-16-2010
Polkville, North Dakota

Same great service but the food was not even close to being as good as in years past. Hopefully it was just a bad day.
ref: 19013

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:04-13-2010
Asheboro, North Carolina

Please save your money. My dad has gotten violently ill from the shrimp here the time before last he went and still will not eat shrimp. Reluctantly, he tried again last summer and it took nearly 10-15 minutes for us to even be acknowledged by the server. The food is typical greasy spoon fried seafood and has never been really good. We fortunatley didn't get sick on our last trip but it will be our last trip for good. WAY too expensive for the quality and service. Go to the LIttle River waterfront instead. Fibbers and Crab Catchers are much better.
ref: 18764

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-11-2010
Hudson, Florida

We have been coming to Colemans for about the last 15 years. For all of these years we have stayed at Travel Park campground which is walking distance from all of the seafood places along restaurant row. We would drive to Colemans for seafood because it was always the best anywhere. We especially enjoyed the fried flounder and the hush puppies. Then suddenly in 2007 things changed! The flounder is greasy and the pieces are smaller, the taste is not as good, and the hush puppies are different (ugh). Read the reviews for yourself, we wont be back!
ref: 18460

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-11-2010
Asheboro, North Carolina

Save your money. The last 2 times I have eaten here, the service was horrible and the food wasn't much better. My dad got very ill from eating shrimp and although we gave it a second try recently, it wasn't any better. Crab Catchers in Little River is a much better value. I've eaten here for the last time.
ref: 18031

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-11-2009
Hineston, Louisiana

Love the food the people and the service the best!!!!!.
ref: 17818

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-15-2009
Columbia, South Carolina

Colemans is an amazing seafood restaurant. The service is wonderful, the food was delicious and the outside view was the best. When we first arrived there was a wait but it was obvious the hostess was doing the best she could to keep the customers happy and into the restaurant to eat. She gave us an approx. wait time and it was about half, which started us off happy. We've been going to Calabash for years and I'm so pleased that we decided to try this one.
ref: 17691

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-23-2009
Indianapolis, Indiana

Place was nice and quiet....because nobody was there. Nice views...no outdoor seating. Everything...and I mean everything was fried. I know that's "calabash style"....but everything? "Hushpuppies" were simply deep fried dough. No taste...other than grease. Waitress answered questions like it was her first day.
ref: 17533

Food:Four Stars
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-02-2009
Polkville, North Carolina

We have been going to Coleman's for many years. The flounder is my favorite and I am seldom disappointed. I saw another review that stated that you were not given refills on their great hushpuppies. They must remember us from year to year because when my grandchildren are with us we have received as many as six or more refills. Love this place and I received four refills on my drink last night without asking even once.
ref: 16970

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-21-2009
Colerain, Nc, North Carolina

My wife and I ate at Colemans when we were headed to our vacation in Myrtle Beach. My wife had stuffed flounder, and according to her, it was average. I had fried shrimp and they were breaded very heavy. Calabash is supposed to be lightly breaded. I had to pull the bread from around my shrimp as it was just too much. The service here was average, with no complaints. We were seated within 15 minutes, and that is good for Calabash during summer. The noise level and atmosphere was about the same for most Calabash restaurants.

I was not pleased with the heavy breading of my shrimp. I will try another restaurant in Calabash next year.
ref: 16796

Food:One Star
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:One Star
Posted:08-12-2009
Newberry, South Carolina

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. My scallops were cold and not good. My husband ordered a platter of oysters, shrimp and clam strips. He only got 2 oysters. Never got refills on tea or water.

Probably will NOT go back there.
ref: 16672

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-05-2009
Los Angeles, California

Best fried shrimp and scallops around. Go for the food not the atmosphere although its nice to have the pier and fishing boats at the dock while waiting to get in.
ref: 16523

Food:Three Stars
Service:Two Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:07-23-2009
High Point, North Carolina

We understand the wait time to get in,but after you are seated the wait is another half hour. The shrimp was not hot warn at best, no refills on hushpuppies, had to ask twice to get drink refills. I know this is a fish house but it used to be quality food. Now it is like most fish houses, shrimp was fried to death then served luke warm.
ref: 16232

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-05-2009
Cumberland, Kentucky

I'm a Ky man that live's far from the shore. I love seafood of any kind. Me and my wife ate at one of the mega seafood resurants in M. B. and there were plenty of it but very tastless at the price..The food was no good, the crowd was enormous, the noise was ear damaging. I was going on a deep sea fishing trip and ran upon this restaurant and just the aroma pulled me in. There were others around it but this one caught my eye. The flownder was huge and the best I have ever eatden. All the food was very fresh and I have had no better.
ref: 15845

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-22-2009
Dacula, Georgia

After reading many glowing reviews we thought this would be the spot. Sorry to say not true. We ate there June,16 2008. The seafood was not served fresh and hot. The fried seafood was a little greasy as if it had been cooked for a while and I am not surprised if this was so. Although we dined at 7 pm, one of the busiest times ,they were not crowded. This should have been our first clue.
ref: 15636

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-15-2009
Vale, North Carolina

This used to be my favorite seafood restaurant. I would tell everyone, go to the original. I loved their flounder and shrimp. No more...on June 13, 2009 I ordered the small seafood plater for 14.95 and was totally disapointed. The flounder was of low quality and only one small piece. The shrimp looked like it was scraped from the bottom of the fryer. I was surprised the waitress actually served this. It is obvious the regular cook was not there. The oysters, well I don't like oysters so I can't comment on them. I have been going there for 25+ years. But probably never again. Sorry, I guess all good things do come to an end.
ref: 15506

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:05-25-2009
Spartanburg, South Carolina

I have been coming here since I was a little girl. The food is wonderful and we love being able to sit down by the waterfront area. My kids always look forward to coming here and then hitting the stores to shop. The food is more than you would expect, the Flounder is huge and is always so flavorful and good. This is one of the best places to eat and is well worth the drive from Ocean Lakes. You will not be sorry.
ref: 15124

Food:Top Rated
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:One Star
Posted:02-01-2009
Winterville, North Carolina

Good ol style seafood. Fried nicely and great slaw and pups. Much better deal than the "calabash" clones in sc..
ref: 13792

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-29-2008
Southern Shores, North Carolina

We have been going to Colemans for many years and are always happy with the food and service. This year the wait time was 40 minutes but you have to expect that when you show up around 7 pm! Like always everything was great. Hushpuppies were great dipped in some honey butter provided.
ref: 12151

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:06-26-2008
Augusta, Georgia

Needless to say, Coleman's is the best all around. I grew up eating there because the original owner was my Uncle Curt and my Aunt Lucy. I have so many wonderful memories there and I'm so proud my cousins have continued the restaurant. You won't regret dining there. Everything is great. The hushpuppies (originally called "corn dodgers") are awsome!
ref: 11607

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-15-2008
Akron, Ohio

We have been eating at Coleman's every year for about 10 years. This year, the quality seems to have dropped. My oysters and shrimp were just ok. The shrimp were tiny. My dad was happy they had a senior's menu but that was the only high point for us. I think we are going to try someplace new next year.
ref: 11394

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-05-2008
Dobson, North Carolina

This is by far the best of the Calabash restaurants! The flounder and shrimp were perfect. My wife had the steak and it was good as well. Service was right on as always. Hush puppies and sweet tea rounded out a wonderful meal. Spoke to the owners after dinner and they we so welcoming...we always feel like family at Coleman's. You can't go wrong with the "original".
ref: 10886

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-20-2008
Lisbon, Ohio

We have been eating at Coleman's for the last 10 years every time we come to SC. I am always bummed if we come during the winter months because they close. I know that it is a seafood restaurant, but our favorite is their BBQ. They have the best BBQ around. Our service has always been the best and the food always hot. We had met the owner there on many occasions and we were always asked if there was anything we were not satisfied with.
ref: 10342

Food:Four Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:03-05-2008
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

Every time my family is in North Myrtle Beach, we always go to Colemans at least once while we are there. The food is delicious. We go through 2 baskets of hushpuppies normally and lots of sweet tea. I usually get the broiled shrimp and it is so good! Me and my husband are going there in 2 weeks and I definitely cant wait to go to Colemans.
ref: 10210

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-14-2008
Pearisburg, Virginia

I first ate at Coleman's with my dad and brother years ago when we were on a Family Vacation, and I absolutely fell in love with the service, food, and views that surrounded me. When I graduated high school back in '06, I took my fiance there to eat and he fell in love with everything too. We loved everything about the restuarant. And actually, it is more than just a restuarant, it is a place to go and relax and enjoy the most amazing seafood that someone could ever put in their mouth. We highly recommend it. I hope each and every one of you who read this who have not been to go and try the food. You will gain a wonderful experience.
ref: 9742

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:12-12-2007
Cheraw, South Carolina

Coleman's Came to us highly recommended. The fried seafood was mediocre at best with very small popcorn shrimp. The boiled shrimp were even more small and grossly overcooked to the point of being white and spongy. Serving sizes are very small while price is the same as other restaurants. Have eaten at Calabash very frequently and have found the Dockside and Ella's far outshine this restaurant. Service was poor or so I think that I should not have been requires to ask for refills of tea 3 times before receiving same. Baked potatoes were brown and tasted burned. Draw your own conclusions as to whether you would ever visit this restaurant
ref: 9489

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-01-2007
Lawndale, North Carolina

Love colemans its the best seafood ever.The service is always great and the seafood even better.Stop,eat enjoy you wont be dissapointed.
ref: 9388

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:10-13-2007
Poland,, Ohio

My husband and I just got back from Myrtle Beach. We were not dissapointed in any of the restaurants we ate at. We had found Coleman's when we were trying to find a place for a boat ride and decided to give it a try. Glad we did! It was early so we were seated immediately. Our waitress was pleasant and the service was fast and good. The Hush Puppies and Sweet tea were very good. I had the Mahi Mahi and it was excellant. My husband had the Calabash Shrimp and enjoyed his meal also. The view was nice and would recommend Coleman's to anyone.
ref: 8806

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-28-2007
Cincinnati, Ohio

The best place for fresh seafood right off the fishing boats! The deviled crab is the best you have ever eaten. Portions are huge and do not forget about the hushpuppies! They are the best, especially with the sweet honey butter to dip them in. I have never had to wait long for a table, even tho they are always plenty of people waiting around for some of the best fresh seafood they have ever eaten! The service is fast and the workers are very friendly people. The view of the water is beautiful. You can even walk out on the docks to look at the fishing boats. This place is always a must when ever we come to Myrtle Beach. It is one of our favorites! I have been coming here for years!!
ref: 8519

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-14-2007
Huntersville, North Carolina

The food, service and atmoshphere were absolutely perfect. The flounder was awesome as always. We stayed at Holden beach 4 nites and ate 3x's at Coleman's. Regarding the last review, I was also there that night and while I can't comment on some of the observations, I can say that the waitresses DID wear uniforms and our service was outstanding! We've tried all the restaurants at Calabash and Coleman's has them all beat!!
ref: 8266

Food:Two Stars
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:09-06-2007
Richmond, Virginia

Manager was dining in the dining room at 4:30 PM while lead cook answered his cel phone, TWICE and continuously swung a dirty towel around the open kitchen. Lead cook wore an FBI (female booty inspector) shirt in plain view of the dining room. NO employees wore a uniform or had any professional look to themselves whatsoever.

Food was wildly over-cooked, very over-priced for the value and atmosphere - not appropriate for families. Will be sure to disrecommend to others, but since it's a vacation spot, probably won't affect the business or management's approach to dining.

Oh, and the wet-dripping hands dishwasher carrying stacks of 30 plastic cups with his hand directly touching the rims of the glasses had all of us asking for straws!!!
ref: 8127

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-26-2007
Sunset Beach, North Carolina

I love coleman's seafood. You have to go and eat there,and if you want great service ask for the cute little red head. p.s. Try the stuff shrimp it's really good! .
ref: 7872

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-21-2007
White Plains, New York

Just recently came back from a trip to N. Myrtle and was very interested to read up on Calabash style seafood. This site has certainly helped to answer all of my questions. Unfortunately, I really didn't get as much of a chance to sample these foods as I would have liked. Since I had such a great time down there, it will be my intention to visit Coleman's on my next trip to the area. Thanks for the tips!
ref: 7756

Food:Three Stars
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:08-15-2007
Columbia, South Carolina

First time I had eaten in Calabash in years. The atmosphere was great since we had a corner window seat with wonderful view of the docks and marshes. However, the food quality was disappointing. We ordered fried platters and the shrimp was very disappointing. Given that there are resteraunts to either side of Coleman's. I would give either of those a try before eating here again
ref: 7612

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:One Star
Posted:08-07-2007
Sumter, South Carolina

My family and I were visiting the area while on vacation. I took my wife out to dinner to your resaurant. I left with a horrible taste in my mouth. The food was awful. I would have rather eaten crabs off a homeless mans balls than eat your crabs again served with a side off his asshole and his jism for dessert. YOU SUCK!
ref: 7479

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-03-2007
Syracuse, New York

We have been going back to Coleman's for 30 years now on our almost yearly trips to Myrtle Beach. It's a small restaurant, almost diner like, so don't go for the looks of the restaurant. But the food is Awesome! Best hush puppies!!! They give you LOTS to eat, great value! We also love the view of the river and a great place for pictures. From the outside, it's a place we would usually pass up. But don't! It's worth the visit! We go at least once if not twice every visit to the beach. We're going back in just a few weeks, and I can't wait.
ref: 7395

Food:Three Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:Three Stars
Value:Three Stars
Seating:Three Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:07-22-2007
Rh, Connecticut

We were told to eat at Coleman's. Two meals were their Coleman's fried shrimp, 1 stuffed shrimp and 1 fried flounder. The best meal was the fried shrimp. The flounder was over cooked and the stuffed shrimp wasn't a favorite. We would go back for the fried shrimp and to try their oysters. Their hushpuppies and honey butter was outstanding. (we asked for seconds). Our waitress was very good and the restaurant was very busy. The next time we go to No. Myrtle Beach we will make the trip to Coleman's.
ref: 7149

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:07-08-2007
Huntersville, North Carolina

Every year we come to Myrtle Beach, we make it a point to eat at Coleman's at least twice. My mother-in-law remembers eating here over 60 years ago! The food is excellent, starting with the hushpuppies served with honey butter. Our favorites are the cold boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, and fried oysters, but everything is fresh and delicious. The sweet tea is also some of the best. I would say our service has been outstanding 99% of the time. We have been here so many times, it can be expected to have a poor service occasionally, but I don't lay the blame on the restaurant itself. While we come here for the food, the view of the water is also great. Traditionally after eating, we walk to the pier where the shimping boats dock. Calabash is only a few short miles from North Myrtle Beach. I highly recommend you include a visit to Coleman's in your vacation plans.
ref: 6792

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Two Stars
Value:Four Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:05-17-2007
Raleigh, North Carolina

Our first visit to Coleman's was rewarding. They fry seafood better than most and the fish was very fresh. The scallops were especially juicy and sweet. Spouse had the broiled seafood platter which was also cooked perfectly.
ref: 5909

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-18-2006
N. Myrtle Beach, S.

Wonderful food. Just the best. My favorite and I am a local N.Myrtle Beach resident.
ref: 4489

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:12-01-2006
Loris, South Carolina

We are locals, and Coleman's is our choice of seafood restaurats in this area.
ref: 4415

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:11-13-2006
Ooltewah, Tennessee

We always order fried flounder and have for over 30 years. It is the best around. We are going back soon just to eat there.
ref: 4314

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:08-08-2006
Huntersville, North Carolina

We just returned from a 4 night trip to Myrtle Beach and ate two times at Coleman's. The Calabash shrimp were perfect, along with the atmosphere and service. They also have the best sweet tea around! We've been to all the restaurants on the waterfront and havn't had a bad experience at any of them. But Coleman's will always be our favorite. Get there early in the summer months to avoid the wait.
ref: 3452

Food:Top Rated
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-26-2006
Greenville, North Carolina

Our favorite place to eat in Calabash... We like to go for the lunch specials... You get a complete meal with tea for about 7-8 bucks and it's all you can eat.... Nice view of the water and a friendly wait staff.... Strongly recommend this place!
ref: 2771

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Four Stars
Posted:06-09-2006
Union, South Carolina

We have tried the other restaurants in Calabash and Coleman's has them all beat!!! Hands down!! The service is great, the waitresses are great, and the food is served "quick as a wink" and its hot and tastes great! The portions are HUGE too! You'll enjoy anything you have here!
ref: 2635

Food:One Star
Service:One Star
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:One Star
Seating:Two Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-03-2006
Hickory, North Carolina

We have been eating in Calabash for over 25 years and always went to Dockside, Nances, or Captain Johns. My wife and I found ourselves in Calabash without the rest of the family and decided to give Coleman's a try. It was a mistake. The food was not hot, didn't taste fresh, and was a long time in coming. I would definitely recomend Nances or Captain Johns. Must get calabash shrimp if you go!! At Nances ask for their homemade cocktail sauce.
ref: 2588

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-13-2006
Rural Hall, North Carolina

We visit Coleman's 3 or 4 times a year during trips to the NC coast. It is by far the best of all the restaurants in Calabash (and we've tried them all). The service is great and the food even better! You'll never be disappointed with the original! Ask for a sweet tea to go and take a walk down to the docks after your meal....it's a Calabash tradition!
ref: 2015

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:02-12-2006
Wilmington, North Carolina

This restaurant has the absolute best seafood on the east coast. We have traveled from Maine to Key West and this is still our favorite. We make sure to visit every time we pass through.The fish and shrimp are the freshest you can get and the hushpuppies will melt in your mouth.Service is great too! PS-Best waterfront view in the area.
ref: 2011

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:01-28-2006
Douglasville, Georgia

We have been visiting Myrtle Beach every year since I was a small child. We always visit Coleman's 3 times during the week we are there. This is the best seafood I have ever eaten and, I have been raised on seafood all of my life. They heap the seafood up on your platter rather than french fries. I have never had even close to a complaint about anything at this restaurant. I will continue to dine there every time I am visiting Myrtle Beach.
ref: 1949

Food:Two Stars
Service:Three Stars
Atmosphere:One Star
Value:Two Stars
Seating:Four Stars
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:01-02-2006
Bloomingdale, Georgia

We'd heard about Calabash seafood for years and decided to try it New Years afternoon. We're seafood lovers and know great seafood when we get it. Having read the reviews, we chose Colemans. It's a sad & drab place, long past its prime. The view didn't redeem it as windows were smudged and dirty. Those hush puppies are OK but that "honey butter" is strictly commercial in a little sealed plastic container, one per diner. A ~$5.00~ soft shell crab side dish (one crab) was thick with batter, greasy and way overcooked. The famous Calabash Shrimp (so our server told us) were POPCORN shrimp, like at Popeyes. Those are tiny little things so we ordered the more expensive "Fantail" along with oysters for our combo. The fantail shrimp were small, average taste, overcooked, a bit rubbery, and not fantailed. The oysters were good but a small serving of cole slaw in a styrofoam dish was dull and tasteless. The beer & wine selection is very limited (Bud, Bud Lite, Miller, Miller Lite, no draft beer at all) and my beer was cool, not cold. Our server was very nice, the table next to us wasn't so lucky and they seemed to be very frustrated at their long wait...arriving about when we did they were finally served as we were leaving. The only thing that wasn't average was the price...over $50.00 for 2 before a tip. Your server can't take your money/plastic and you have to stand in line at a cash register to exit. I can't imagine why we'd return there.
ref: 1819

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:09-20-2005
Kettering, Ohio

THE BEST calabash dining at the beach! This is Myrtle Beach's best kept secret. Seafood is LIGHTLY breaded before it is cooked so you still can taste the great seafood flavor. I highly reccommend the shrimp.
ref: 1307

Food:One Star
Service:Four Stars
Atmosphere:Four Stars
Value:One Star
Seating:One Star
Noise:Three Stars
Posted:06-28-2005
Salisbury, North Carolina

Over-priced and not very good food. Seems to have the view of the river as the only thing going for it.
ref: 710

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:05-06-2005
Pleasant Shade, Tennessee

I can't say enough about Coleman's. We've been coming to Myrtle Beach for over 13 years now. We always be sure to go to Coleman's 3 to 4 times during our stay. Best seafood around!!!! My favorites are: Deluxe seafood platter, terriyaki shrimp, crab legs.........hush puppies in honey butter are to die for!!!!! Happy Eating!!!!
ref: 442

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:04-18-2005
Cary, North Carolina

You want *real* Calabash food, heaped up in Calabash style? You want the original restaurant that was so good it made Jimmy Durante make the town a world-wide name? This is it - the home of the late Ella Coleman, the "Mrs Calabash - wherever you are." Well, she was here, and the food and friendly service is still worth telling the world about.
ref: 382

Food:Top Rated
Service:Top Rated
Atmosphere:Top Rated
Value:Top Rated
Seating:Top Rated
Noise:Top Rated
Posted:03-09-2005
Hartwell, Georgia

Have been going there for a long time. Probably 30 years. It is great!!!!
ref: 263