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MacElwee's Seafood

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101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
+1 912-786-8888
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 16:00 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worst experience I have ever had. We ordered oysters and they came out milky looking and only ate 1 so tried to send them back and the owner said she would take them back but we would have to pay for them anyway so we canceled the rest of our order and said we would pay for our two drinks... More 

Thank carolinamegateam
Sykesville, Maryland
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the restaurant due to recommendation from hotel. The restaurant was close to our hotel and the food was ok. Not bad but nothing special. Tried a local beer that was good. The person in charge told us that employees had not shown up to work that day and they were really backed up in the kitchen. Service was... More 

Thank ninjagolfer
Athens, Illinois
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food. Older appearing establishment. Fried shrimp and steak were good. Madison was our server. She was new, but did a great job

Thank Nonretired
Candler, North Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't planned ahead so this was a last minute decision. It was ok, nothing fancy, nothing I wouldn't eat again, but nothing really stood out as fabulous. The crabby dip was pretty good, but not as good as the crab dip we get at Earth Fare back in Asheville. The best part of our visit was our waitress, she... More 

Thank Heather J
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First night on the island and we walked to this restaurant. Service was fabulous. Excellent fried shrimp and scallops. Would return

Thank Lisa M
Level Contributor
45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were out on the island for just a brief visit when we spotted this place. Didn't know what to expect so it's a pleasure to say it was all good. We both ordered shrimp and weren't disappointed. Service was friendly with a southern tone. Prices were a bit higher than we expected but then again we didn't know what... More 

Thank johninok
Bloomingdale, Georgia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious! The portions are great....and the prices are right! Best baked potatoe ever! Shrimp scampi is to die for! Lighthouse Mahi mahi is superb...blackened and grilled! Try this place first...won't want to try anywhere else!

Thank Patty F
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We checked the menu on line and it looked like there was a nice variety, so we decided to give it a try. We were hesitant as their outdoor sign had "help wanted"which usually isn't a good sign. When we first walked in, we almost walked back out. There was an unusual odor, but other diners were there, so we... More 

Thank LKC_MO
North Augusta, South Carolina
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Want delicious food; but, could not get a reservation to Sundae Cafe, Sundae too expensive, or desire more casual, then MacElwee's is your place. We ate at both restaurants and were pleased with both. Both have great food to choose from. Neither are shacks or extremely casual like most Tybee joints. MacElwee is a clean restaurant with a new appearance,... More 

Thank Barry A
Ellijay, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We stopped in here for lunch after exploring the lighthouse and surrounding museum and beach. Good food, good service and great atmosphere. My husband had the grouper sandwich and said he could have eaten another one, it was so good. I had the shrimp stir fry and it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. We would return here to eat again.

Thank Sherrie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Tybee Island
  • Phone Number: +1 912-786-8888

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?