Ellas of Calabash - Seafood Type Restaurant in Calabash with 85 reviews

Ellas of Calabash

Seafood Restaurant in Calabash

 
Ellas of Calabash
Rated: 3.8 out of 5 with 85 Reviews

Home of fresh, locally caught seafood.


Ellas of Calabash
1148 River Road SW
Calabash
910-579-6728
Hours: N/A
There are currently 85 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Oct 14th, 2014 at 11:56 pm
From: New Bern, NC
By: dms


Avg. Rating:3
I went on a solitary vacation in Sept. for 6 days with the hopes of possible relocation in the future. I heard nice things of Ella's especially about Jimmy Durante memorabilia which interested me. I saw couples leaving with their doggy bags and a couple before got seated right away. I think I got the same waitress that the previous review talked about. I was never acknowledged and stood there as she passed me. I asked if I could sit at the bar. I was told they didn't have one. She busied herself and ignored me further. I stood a few more minutes and decided to leave. I've heard that single women customers get the worst service since the help knows they won't make much on us. Certainly not very welcoming to me. I left feeling very insignificant and disappointed passing many happy chatting couples as they stood outside. -One sad single senior lady from New Bern!!
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Sep 25th, 2014 at 10:56 pm
From: ALTOONA, PENNSYLVANIA
By: ks


Avg. Rating:2
We were greeted and seated almost immediately which was great. Sadly that's where it ended. Our waitress had very little personality, never actually introduced herself was very short with us as well. Took our drink orders brought them back fairly quick. She had little to no knowledge of the menu or food being served. Took our orders never suggested anything. Food came out ( I ordered stuffed flounder). The green beans were straight from a can no seasoning, coleslaw pretty much bland. My fish was over cooked, filling had no flavor. Waitress never checked back until we were finished with our meal. Instead she sat in a booth across from us and talked. At that point the rest of the table were done as well. The only empty plate was my daughters she had crab legs. The manager was not going to even comp the meal. I would of had better service and seafood from MMcDonald's. Would never recommend this place.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Jul 12th, 2014 at 9:36 pm
From: Albemarle, N.C.
By: jct


Avg. Rating:3.2
We usually eat seafood at Hoskins in Ocean Drive, but since they were not open we went to Ella's. Ella's food cannot compare with Hoskins. Hoskins, not only has delicious food, it is very clean and has a great salad bar. Staff is very friendly and you can also buy homemade pound cakes. We'll never go back to Ella's again.J
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Feb 20th, 2014 at 1:48 pm
From: Statesville, NC
By: da


Avg. Rating:3.7
I cannot get enough of their bisque. It is amazing. The seafood is good as well but the bisque is to die for. As for the review about the sticky tables, maybe they went there right after a rush because this place gets busy. I put average for the length of time to be seated because it changes depending upon time of day and year (of course) I have tried several other places at the beach but Ella's is my favorite by far. My uncle David eats there at least once a day every day of our vacation-just for the bisque.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Apr 02nd, 2013 at 4:15 pm
From: carolina shores, NC
By: br


Avg. Rating:2.7
The place is a dirty hole with sticky tables and the dishes were in sad shape. With all the good competition within steps of the restaurant I am surprised they survive.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Jan 07th, 2013 at 1:43 pm
From: Alderson, WV
By: jgh


Avg. Rating:4.8
We go to Cherry Grove just about every fall. Since the first time we ate at Ella's we have loved it. The portions are very generous and delicious. We now visit Ella's at least twice during our week stay.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Nov 27th, 2012 at 6:22 pm
From: newark, OH
By: jb


Avg. Rating:4.5
When I go to Myrtle Beach, I always stop to have lunch at Ellas'. The clam chowder is wonderful. The waitress was very friendly. I look forward to my next trip!
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Sep 24th, 2012 at 5:41 pm
From: Scott Depot, WV
By: mbt


Avg. Rating:4
We stayed at the Myrtle Beach Travel Park so this was a little far to drive but we did so on the advice of a friend. It was well worth it!!!! Fantastic food, great price...neat and clean and the waitress was so attentive. Will definitely go there again next time we are in Myrtle Beach !!!
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Jul 03rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm
From: Norwalk, CT
By: glm


Avg. Rating:3.7
My wife and I ate at Ella's on Monday for lunch, at the suggestion of a local resident. While crowded, the wait was short and the staff was pleasant. Our crab cakes were excellent, but the flounder was disappointing (dry, tough and old tasting). Our thought was that it had been cooked earlier and perhaps reheated.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Mar 22nd, 2012 at 12:22 am
From: Latta, SC
By: lmj


Avg. Rating:4
My husband and I have been going since the year of hurricane Hugo! Its not as greasy as others. I have ibs so this is important. Many times I have tried others. I finally one day admitted to my husband that he wins, Ella's IS THE BEST. Expensive all you.can eat buffet and others did not compare much to Ella's. My own fried food to me is second best.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Oct 15th, 2011 at 11:30 am
From: Richmond,, VA
By: mb


Avg. Rating:4.5
I and my family have been eating at Miss Ella's since the 1950's. My family owns property on Ocean Isle, NC., but, we currently live in Richmond, VA. For the type of clientele coming into the area, you can not beat their prices. If you need "atmosphere", well behaved children, no laughter and soft music, no, this is not the place for you. If you come in with shorts and flip flops on or your "Sunday best" to eat good food for a very sensible price, then that's what you get. It's not romantic, soft music, plush surroundings. It's nautical sand on the floor or carpet, ships painted on the walls, good people, and good food. And for all these reasons, I feel comfortable and well fed.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Sep 12th, 2011 at 12:34 am
From: ocean isle, NC
By: abe


Avg. Rating:1.3
Awful. Cashier was some old bald guy and didn't really seem to care when I tried to explain to him how bad the food was. Im expecting that's the owner. Only people that seemed to be doing their jobs were the hostess and Buss boy
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Sep 11th, 2011 at 5:08 pm
From: shallotte, NC
By: abe


Avg. Rating:3
Ella's is poorly ran, both management and wait staff. Bus boys were the only ones I saw working. Management was very disrespectful and rude. Highly dissapionted. Hostess staff was not nice no smiling faces. Also heard rumors of boss having underage intercourse with employees and male employee sexual harrasment is very high from what I can tell. Also heard boss and former boss very racist.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Aug 24th, 2011 at 11:38 pm
From: Raleigh, NC
By: tk


Avg. Rating:2.8
Had party of 14 plus two babies. Arrived around 7pm on a Wed night. Went to this restaurant because of good reviews. Got seated almost immediately. Waitress came to table in very short time to take beverage order. After short period of time she came back with drinks and took our food order. She also brought us hush puppies which were good. Our orders included stuffed flounder, sautéed shrimp, cheeseburgers, flounder, and blackened tuna. Almost an hour later, and three drink refills, the food arrived, all but the tuna. Our waitress advised she waited till the other meals were ready to order the tuna so it would no be overcooked. It arrived five minutes after all th other food. I had the stuffed flounder. It was the worst flounder I ever ate, mushy and tasteless. The crab and shrimp stuffing was equally as bad. My wife also had the same meal and it was equally as bad. Two in the party had sautéed shrimp and neither could eat more than a couple shrimp. I tried a shrimp from the plate and it too was awful. The cheeseburger too was terrible, and the chicken strips were only slightly more tolerable. As it ended up, the best meal served to our table was the blackened tuna. I feel our waitress earned her tip and she did offer to serve me something else. We did not have any more time to wait for anything else, nor was there any confidence it would be any more edible.
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Ellas of Calabash
Posted: Aug 24th, 2011 at 4:59 pm
From: Knoxville, TN
By: nc


Avg. Rating:2.8
I will list the pros and cons of this place First the pros: Hush puppies were good. Pina Coladas were good. Waitress was good. Now the cons: Scallops were under cooked. Fish was way overcooked, it was hard and dry. Oysters had so much batter on them you couldn't taste the oyster. This is the worst seafood I have ever had.
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