Ella & Ollie's

4.6
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439 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Ella & Ollie"s is a southern seafood inspired restaurant. Our ingredients are fresh and local and our ever changing menu is based off of each season and availability. Our bar is Bourbon and Whiskey driven with a selection of local craft beer and craft cocktails.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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team5v
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dining atmosphere for a birthday dinner with the family. Great food, fresh seafood, appropriately cooked, and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff was very observant of Covid protocol.
Food was great and wine selection was sufficient.

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LeeAnnJ
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, some of the best seafood I've ever had! Relatively expensive, but worth every penny. Great service, friendly and professional, we never waited long for anything! Overall, would highly recommend and will definitely be returning again!

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ReneeB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were happy to be socially distanced from other diners. We had a great view of the backyard edge of golf course and the deer that walked through at sunset. James our waiter was very nice and patient with us. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, well worth every penny! Scallops on special were the best I have ever had. Shrimp scampi pizza and lobster risotto were also delectable.

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SharonS
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice to be back in a restaurant, especially this family favorite!

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Tencap85
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great experience even with the social distancing. We have 2 tables totaling 11. Kids and adults all had good food.
The grouper with succotash was amazing! The fried whole okra was also a favorite of all.

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SusanK
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was great and the service was prompt. The server was pleasant and very attentive. Food arrived in a timely manner. No complaints

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NikkiA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Have been to Ella & Ollie’s three times and each time is wonderful. Great food, cooked to perfection and great drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

We have dined often at Ella and Ollie’s and rarely had a disappointing meal. This was one of those rare times. We opted for the prime rib special for two. It came with smoked prime rib, “loaded” baked potatoes and asparagus. Initially, it was brought to us as a huge chunk of meat with two baked potatoes on top. Cheese, chives and sour cream were brought separately. We immediately asked it be taken back to the kitchen to be cut into reasonable sizes. That took awhile. By the time it was brought back everything was cold so the cheese didn’t melt on the potatoes. The meat was tasty but very tough. I will go back to the shrimp cakes next time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredibly good food! Will definitely return! A little on the pricey side.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Would give this place more stars but they were not willing to swap out sides. My friend wanted the tuna with the sides from the scallops but they wouldn’t budge. I mean how hard is it to do that - maybe I’m missing something!

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MandMeats4u2
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Absolutely Terrible experience! My party of four couldn’t get waited on. We checked with the maitre d three times in attempt to get a waiter. After third attempt, he got us a round of cocktails on the house and an apologetic waiter who took our dinner order. One hour and twenty eight minutes later we walked out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food and awesome environment! We will definitely be back!!

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LoriH
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We visited this restaurant because the place we were staying recommended visiting. We were both very disappointed. The food was average at best and the service was even worse. We asked about a wine on the winelist. They had Stag's Leap listed on the menu. Since there are several Stag's Leap Cabernets, we asked if it the Fay or Artemis. The waitress had no idea. We asked to see the bottle. The wine was actually Stags' Leap. If you drink Napa wines you will know there is a big difference in the two wineries. Since this was not the wine we liked we each ordered a glass of wine. My husband ordered the Cabernet and I ordered the Shiraz. The wines we were served were exactly the same, the Shiraz. My husband ordered the local shrimp, it was extremely overcooked and rubbery. We were very disappointed by the entire evening. FYI, they will ask you if you would like bread for the table, please be aware this will show up as an additional charge on your bill.

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BarbaraN
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Their swordfish special was excellent. Went twice this week.

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ScottE
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the Host, Service, to the Food. All was Fantastic.

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Kelcocat
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

As always, our meal at Ella and Ollie's was wonderful! We make it a point to have dinner at least once every time we spend time in Edisto

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MaryJ
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All 4 dinners were delicious. Service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Paula waited on us. She was fabulous. Food was outstanding as always. They do a great job!

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BethK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, a wonderful dining experience! A little busier than normal for Valentine’s Day, but the servers were accommodating and the food was worth the wait!

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vipMikeL
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Exceptional dining experience. Never disappointed. First-class operation.

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SamB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

Mediocre food that is overpriced. Surely Wyndham is subsidizing this place because there must be no incentive to make it better. I do acknowledge the challenges that must exist trying to create a good dining experience so far off the beaten path (which is part of the charm of Edisto). Wait staff did ok job with what they had to work with.
The taco cafe associated with the restaurant serves lunch and is a much better experience.

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EB2016
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service, as usual. We always enjoy dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was incredible and very reasonably priced. The service was outstanding. We will definitely go back to Ella and Ollie’s.

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Catman
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was just ok at best. Nothing special for the money. The service and folks were very nice. But as the food you would be better off finding another place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fab as usual! Gotta love it.

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TylerS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Food was excellent but felt like they were understaffed. We were seated in an alcove with another party of six at relatively small tables that resulted in being cramped and hard to communicate over the other table. If they had seated us elsewhere it would have been a great meal all around. Will certainly return as the food was excellent and James was knowledgeable, courteous, but spread thin.

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Babo
Savannah
25 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

New Year’s Eve dining. Needed more servers for the number of tables. Server, Anna, was attentive and excellent. In fact, she is why this restaurant did not receive a lower rating. Food was, at best, over-rated, and not worth a return visit. The polenta was a paste, the she crab soup had a gritty texture, and a bad, sour taste. In fact, I wonder if the dairy for it had turned?

Overall, I do not recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

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WilliamH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food A bit pricey but worth it for special occasions. Good service. Food presentation is excellent Will eat there at least once while we are in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is outstanding. I come here with my parents every chance we get. The atmosphere is really nice- Cozy yet sophisticated , you could come here for any occasion. I honestly haven’t tried any dish I didn’t like. I really like ordering whatever they have on special but my favorite items on the menu are the shrimp cakes, fried green tomatoes, and Crème brûlée. They have a great wine selection and as far as food goes you get a lot of bang for your buck I always have left overs. The servers are very friendly and knowledgeable as well :)

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LaneM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall the experience was very good.
My wife really enjoyed the shrimp entree.
I love shrimp and grits so I would not rate the one I had so high? The grits were a bit lumpy and the soup was on the watery side. I would have preferred it being a bit warmer.
We will still return enjoy another meal.

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vipMikeL
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

E&O is consistently outstanding. Best food and best facilities on the beach.

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Kdawg
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding as always and only outdone by the service that James provided to us. We enjoy this restaurant very much and plan to visit every time we visit Edisto Island. Thank you very much!

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BrianR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Well-executed preparation . Top notch ingredients. Pretty broad menu for a small( ish) place. It’s casual in atmosphere ( two tv screens ) , wood table tops, and rock classics in the background. The food and presentation is somewhat counterpoint to the surroundings. We all liked that. We were comfortable and delighted. Paula , our server, made a huge difference too: Helpful, knowledgable, and appropriately attentive. She crab soup,carpaccio , scallops w acorn squash , lobster/shrimp in saffron cream . In all, a very good meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a great meal with a very attentive staff. My husband has a service dog and they couldn’t of been more welcoming. I had the shrimp and lobster paperadelle/ outstanding. Husband had NY strip, cooked perfectly and also delicious. Desert did not fail either. Peanut butter pie and birthday cake ice cream were a great finish. Pretty restaurant I would recommend for a special dinner or just an upscale meal. There are no restaurants like this in Edisto beach! Also had the tacos for lunch one day/ so good!

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Table for four with 2 apps, 4 different entrees, and 4 different desserts. All were very good, good portion size and nice presentation. We will return next time we're at Edisto.

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MajorT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a former owner of a restaurant and golf resort within Wyndham, keep up the great work. No need to offer discounts on golf to owners as you are the only game in town and a nice layout. The restaurant is great and should continue to issue certificates. I would suggest running food to front check-in staff so they push you more. I would also look at carrying a private label wine with your name and Wyndham's. You can leverage a free bottle with dinner...We did it was great success. Food was very good and nice seating areas.

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vipMikeL
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place. Consistently wonderful food.

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SueC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit to Edisto and restaurant was recommended to us by a full time resident of the island. We were so happy we took her advice and visited this restaurant. The food and service were both outstanding. Will visit again if we’re ever back in the neighborhood.

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