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ELA'S Blu Water Grille

1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1 Shelter Cove Ln, Shelter Cover Marina, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3587
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank amanda_jacks1
Reviewed 2 days ago 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...More

Thank Foxygurl23
Reviewed 4 days ago 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...More

1  Thank Emmy H
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.

Thank Jin H
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☺️

Thank Vanessa G
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...More

Thank Ronald L
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...More

Thank Searcher2015
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...More

Thank Kathy F
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.

Thank Jaymill8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was excellent, and our entrees were delicious. The snapper served over red beans and rice was unlike anything I have ever tasted! The view was also outstanding! This restaurant is #1 on our list!

Thank karenwfitz
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What is your handicapped access? Elevator, ramp?
9 December 2015|
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Tennie S
I thought you should know that we ate at ELA's last Friday night July 31st for my husbands birthday. We ate here last year twice because it was so good. This year was a total different experience. . They did not have Rombauer Chardonnay my husbands favorite. The fist drink my daughter ordered was not at all what she ordered. 3 of us ordered the crab cake appetizer because we had already ordered salads. The serving was so little we thought we had the crab appetizer only to find out it was the entrée BIG difference in price. I know they had big groups coming in that night but dinner was a mess. Of course I thought I'd be kind because it probably wasn't waitresses fault. BUT the worst thing of all was not the $328.51 bill plus $64 for tip. The worse thing is I Got Food Poisoning. and was up all night sick.
3 August 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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