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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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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great waitress whose name I cannot remember. MacElwee's h as a diner feel to it with very good food.

Thank Steve P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat here every time I visit. Food is good, staff is friendly and restaurant is clean. Love watching the traffic and people go by.

Thank Cindy2256
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our two favorite restaurants on Tybee. Try the fried flounder and baked potato, yum yum.friendly service, great food, variety of prices (fried baskets around $12, but many specials at $20-24)..drinks affordable. Have been there many times, they are always consistent.

Thank BethLD
DuBois, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We just left MacElwee's very satisfied. This was the best meal so far of our vacation, and we hope to go back again. I had fresh grilled grouper with mixed vegetables and baked potato. This greatly outranked the fried fish I've been eating all week. My husband had tortellini with seafood and he liked his meal also. For dessert (which... More 

Thank K B
Savannah, GA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I don't know why anyone would have a bad review of this place! I have loved it for years and it is so much better than sting rays or any of the other places that most people like to go. I always get the fried flounder and it is amazing. I go there with my business partner after we do... More 

Thank Rubylizard
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

The food was alright not great. The best part was the hush puppies, they were very good. Sweet tea was also very good.

Thank John W
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We always go here every time we visit Tybee Island. Best seafood anywhere! Never disappointed great burgers too!

Thank RonaldandMisty B
Mount Sidney, Virginia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

While vacationing on Tybee Island we ate at a lot of different restaurants. MacElwee's was the BEST!! We both got the seafood platter. Everything was great!! We will definitely return again.

Thank Leo92389
Hayward, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lynn greeted us with warm welcome and local stories The crab soup was rich and satisfying and the lemon caper blackened salmon was filled with great flavor. Can't wait to go back for Lynn's hospitality and the delicious experience.

Thank lakekadell
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I love seafood, in a big way. MacElwee's had it, but we were finally craving a little meat and potatoes. The menu is large enough to accommodate many tastes, but we were ready for some steak....SO GOOD. You may overlook it because the sign was taken during a recent hurricane, but it REALLY was a great dinner within walking distance... More 

Thank Carol T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?