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ELA'S Blu Water Grille

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1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
2196148530
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11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Washington, DC, United States
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tried Ela's for the first time this evening. Had a 7:00pm reservation and we were about 15 minutes late. The hostess did not seem pleased and took another couple who were waiting to their seat before us. Took about 10 more minutes until we were seated outside. Great patio overlooking the harbor. Asked the hostess for a wine list and... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is one of our favorites for years now. Very consistent, beautiful views, great customer service...you just cant go wrong here!

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Orlando, Florida
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has an amazing view. It's right on the harbor in the marina. Watching the boats come in as you sip your yummy drinks (quite a wine selection) is very enjoyable & relaxing. Our food was absolutely wonderful. The service was great too. We were able to sit in the bar area until our table was ready, since we... More 

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Hilton head island
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First I would like to start out by saying the food was delicious. All 4 of us had something different and we all enjoyed our meals. Sadly our server was not what you would expect from a restaurant of this caliber. It started by him coming over snd coughing in our faces as we were ordering our drinks. That set... More 

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Whitesboro, New York
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inside or outside dining. On the water. A bit pricey but the food was excellent. A nice menu. A nice fish selection.

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Thank Jin H
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On May 14, 2017, my mother, sisters, and I enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch and it was soooo amazing! The food was excellent and the view was breathtaking. Definitely a place I'll visiting over and over☺️

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Thank Vanessa G
Chambersburg
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my wife to ELA'S for Mother's Day Brunch today and was quite pleased. We arrived an hour early through happenstance and they were very accommodating and since another party had moved inside, we were able to get outside harbor view seating as originally reserved. We had a great view of Hilton Head harbor at Shelter Cove with a... More 

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Thank Ronald L
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked our dinner with this restaurant for a nice evening by the water. We booked for an outside table but were seated inside. When I inquired about the change we were told it might be too breezy outside. The entire time we were inside people were seated outside on the patio. The food and service were good.

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Thank Searcher2015
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Ela's for our anniversary dinner. Picked based on the reviews. It was a disappointment, to say the least. Our server, although nice at first, became curt and even rude as the evening went on, especially when we declined dessert. I had to ask her to tell us the specials. We shared the fried green tomatoes for our appetizer... More 

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Thank Kathy F
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and great service. Everything outstanding. Would go back in a heartbeat. Outside seating available right in Marina. Don't miss out on this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
  • Public Transportation: OMNI RESORT / MARRIOTT RESORT / WESTIN RESORT offer free shuttles to ELA'S Palmetto Dunes - DunesBuggy - free shuttle to ELA's
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Hilton Head
  • Phone Number: 2196148530
Description
Featured in Bon Appetit magazine and the winner of numerous Open Table awards, ELA's Blu Water Grille is a shining star on the Hilton Head scene. Fresh catch seafood and prime cut steaks of the highest quality, artfully prepared by our culinary team of experts, compliment the extensive boutique wine selection. Located at Shelter Cove Harbour overlooking the marina and Broad Creek, ELA's is known for the best water views on the island. A casual intimate interior, wrap around dining patio exterior, and nightly entertainment provided by local recording artists set the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners

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