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MacElwee's Seafood

101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
+1 912-786-8888
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp trio” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (96 reviews)
“hush puppies” (39 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
101 Lovell Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9541
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Reviewed yesterday

We stumbled on MacElwee's on our way back from the beach one evening. It was great seafood and great service! No one seemed to mind we were wet and sandy. I don't remember much about the menu. I stopped reading at fried shrimp, which was...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Look for the 2# of snow crab for 22$ special Great drinks and solid seafood menu and good $$$ It gets busy after 7 so show up early

Thank darrell h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great flavor soup with lots of crab in it. Had the sampler platter as well. I should have asked for more horseradish for the cocktail sauce. IT was good though. Everything priced comparable to all other restaurants. Server was friendly. Visited during off season and...More

Thank gayle f
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Food was good, we enjoyed it. Sadly, service was not as good. Mixed up order, forgot a couple of items, was not friendly.

Reviewed 9 September 2017

9/2/2017 This is the first time ever to this restaurant and it was great! The place is small but we had excellent service from the beginning. There were only 2 in my party and we ate early (4:30pm). We started with the MacElwee's Fabulous "Crabby"...More

Thank Happy42day
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I will never eat there again. Dish was good but there was a plastic piece in it so I didn't finish. was not offered anything else and she kept giving me dirty looks. Waitress got in trouble for taking care of us.

Thank BridgetC69
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We received very good service at this restaurant. My husband had fried shrimp and fried oysters and found them very good. I wasn't very hungry, so I ordered the cheese sticks appetizer as my entree. They were very good..the marinara sauce was not homemade -...More

Thank Erv1981
Reviewed 24 August 2017

If you are looking for a traditional seafood restaurant, this is a good one for you. Food is good and portions are offered in different sizes so that you don't have too much food on your plate.

Thank Hilary T
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was definitely for the over 60 crowd. The food was good but not anything special. We enjoyed chatting with the waitstaff. Overall not very memorable.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Went there for dinner. Small place. Not crowded at all. Service was good. Food was excellent. A little on the pricy side. I had grilled Mahi Mahi on angel hair pasta with 🍄 mushrooms, and was very good.

Thank Carolyn427
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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