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Captain Nance's Seafood

9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
+1 910-579-2574
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“lunch” (109 reviews)
“baked potato” (50 reviews)
“trout” (10 reviews)
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9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Captain Nance's is a good option for coastal fried seafood. They have a good choice of fried and grilled seafood on the menu. Food was good, service was very good.

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch here with my spouse. We both opted for the seniors combo platter. We sampled oysters clams scallops and flounder all fried calabash style. Very fresh and flavorful. Good service and nice waterfront atmosphere. No pretentious frills. Just great food. Don't miss...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Captain Nance's Seafood in Calabash again over the Easter Holiday and it was as good as ever. We always get a large plate of oysters and shrimp. They are always fresh and cooked the way they should be. We love the place.

Thank Doc5854
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got shrimp & clam strip combo plate. Delicious and fresh! My dining partner does not eat seafood. It was either chicken tenders or BBQ. She got BBQ and it was very dry..... very disappointing, she jut picked at it. Of course we didn’t complain...More

Thank Q8998YSkimberlys
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit though we'd seen it many times before. We went in for a late lunch. The luncheon special was a choice of 2 seafoods - flounder, shrimp, deviled crab or clam strips. 3 of us had the shrimps and flounder and...More

1  Thank lynnandmike1234
Reviewed 15 March 2018

DIABETICS, THIS PLACE ISN'T FOR YOU! Don't expect any menu substitutions. I'm diabetic, so my choices at Capt. Nance are TOOOOOOO limited, and still I have to throw away food served to me. Every other place will make a substitution to accommodate your diet, but...More

2  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Everything was delightful and delicious! The lunch special was very good and a great price! Super view of the water and fishing boats.

Thank Jackie V
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We were looking for a different place to eat, chose this and glad we did. We each chose the lunch special, choice of 2 fish/seafood items and 2 sides, for $7.95. Wife chose deviled crab and sea trout, baked potato and cole slaw; husband opted...More

Thank rich and linda s
Reviewed 5 March 2018

fresh seafood---scallops are "melt-in-your-mouth". We get the large platter---and eat the leftovers at our next meal.

Thank carol h
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Stopped in for lunch during one of those warm February days. Got to sit outside at shaded table. Service was fast. Tasty fried seafood that was a surprise. The breading was perfectly light, with a little crunch. Cooked just right. Very good hush puppies too....More

Thank Martie P
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Joyce L
25 March 2017|
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Response from GwenStudnick | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall any mention of it being gluten free. Maybe you should call to be sure before going.
13 January 2017|
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Response from ChippyandTracy | Reviewed this property |
This is a small "mom and pop" style establishment, located on the inlet in Calabash, NC. They have some of the freshest and tastiest calabash fried shrimp and fish, and we frequently stop in for their lunch special... More
Gordon W
19 July 2016|
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Response from beachbum045 | Reviewed this property |
they do it broiled also, but if you want it that way stay at red lobster. this place is in calibash
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9939 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-2574
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We are a family owned and operated business since 1975.We specialize in Calabash style seafood.We have secret family recipes handed down from our great grandmother over 60 years ago.We have a family friendly atmosphere.
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