Beautiful restaurant on the marina, older crowd, fantastic food that’s upscale but decent value. Drinks weren’t amazing but David was a fantastic waiter. Surf and Turf was great portion size and lobster so good. Even my picky, grumpy highschooler sister wants to go back. Highly recommend
This is my favorite restaurant on Hilton Head the view of harbor is beautiful great atmosphere delicious food wonderful live music!!!👍
Our server left a little to be desired. More attentive to another table, but food was good, view right on the water. Would go back
My husband and I were at Ella’s for a date night. We love great seafood and knew Ella’s would give us that. I had my favorite....diver scallops and he had the Salmon Rockefeller. Both entrees were delicious.
Our waiter was terrific, very friendly, and attentive.
I highly recommend Ella’s for the beautiful location and exceptional food.
Food was excellent. We had grouper and tuna. They also had a solo male singer performing in the bar. Very nice night out.
Nice table at the window.
Waitress was great.
Ela’s is always a treat and frequently dine there when on HHI. Took an early reservation so we could enjoy the marina view at sunset. Service was attentive and informed. We had a couple of special requests on preparations that were handled easily. Selections from the menu for the four of us ranged from an osso bucco ravioli (excellent!) to lobster to crab cakes. All were enjoyed and rated highly. We shared key lime pie and chocolate peanut butter pie for dessert. A good time was had by all!
Food and service both excellent. We both had the Salmon Rockefeller and thoroughly enjoyed it. Every table had a harbourfront view. Prices moderate; but, consistent with quality of the experience.
Great food, service, atmosphere and view!! Our second time here and great both times.
Great food,service,atmosphere. A must every year we’re visiting Hilton Head.
Vanessa was an excellent server for our table of six. We were there for Sunday Brunch. All meals were very good except my Omelet ( very dry).
Wonderful food, exceptional service, nice music. We hope to return soon.
Live music makes it a real treat
Very upscale menu
We were looking for a restaurant with good food, attentive but unobtrusive service, and a relatively quiet atmosphere. The lovely view of the marina was an added plus. We were very pleased with our experience.
From the moment we were seated we knew how wonderful our dining experience would be. This is a MUST when dining in Hilton Head. A great view, wonderful service and tremendous cuisine.
Loved the entertainment and food was wonderful
We had a very late lunch as our group came from three different locations. The staff was very patient as the last to arrive was over 30 minutes late (the restaurant is not easy to find if you are not familiar with the area). Consequently, we had almost the entire restaurant to ourselves - hence, the "quiet" rating.
Great brunch with Shelter Cove Maria views. Very friendly service.
Great place to go for magnificent views of Shelter Cove Marina. Live music was superb. Loved the Caesar salad. Crab cakes were excellent but small.
Very good food excellent service lovely location and view
Ordered the grouper. It was a bit dry. The rest of our party seemed to enjoy their meal.
This was our first dining experience and everything at Ela’s was wonderful. The food was excellent and so was the service from our server, David. We plan to visit again.
The service was top notch. The atmosphere was terrific - from the view of the water to the table settings. Fresh fish was beautifully prepared.
Awesome food, great service.
Was terrific, our waitress Julie, was outstanding! Food was excellent ! Would go back and highly recommend !!
Beautiful to sit outside on the water, tasteful menu. Try the lobster sliders - delicious!
Upon arrival we were told that our table was outside as we made reservation online. It is February and a cool night and did not want to sit outside & did not request outdoor table . We were then shown to a terrible table upstairs where there were 2 long tables of maybe 15 people each. Noise level was deafening.
The hostess called over the manager who again stated that we booked online & she did not care for Open Table. She claimed that since the name is open table we can be seated anywhere - at any open table! She said other people had made reservations before we did. If inside tables were unavailable, they should not have accepted reservations. We could have gone elsewhere! As an open table member , we were not treated well but the exact opposite . I have been using open table since the very beginning and have never had an issue. I’ve actually booked reservations at this same restaurant before . We were eventually put in a table in the main dining area which was suitable. My husband and I are both dieting so we ordered very carefully. None of our requests were followed. Although the food was good, it was an unpleasant anniversary dinner. My grouper was to come with asparagus and potatoes . I told the server to hold the potatoes and double the asparagus. Sauce on the side for the grouper. Out came my grouper with rice and green beans. Both our entrees came with incorrect side items . No sauce for the somewhat dry grouper . The entire meal went that way for me and my husband . The server was apologetic but obviously didn’t follow through as meals were brought out by food runner. We were offered free desert but as we already told the server, we were dieting so that wasn’t helpful and he knew that. Couldn’t wait to get our check and leave. Poor customer service.
Lovely view adds to the dining experience. The service was exceptional. The food was nicely prepared.
Our favorite restaurant on Hilton Head for a great and quiet dinner. Have been several times and the food is always great with some unique entrees. If you can sit outside (they have heaters) it is a beautiful view and they pipe the live music outside as well.
Great food, great service, great view. Love the outdoor seating.
Always enjoy Ella’s.
Bar was a little noisy.,
My wife and I had been here once before and had an enjoyable outside overlooking the harbor. We came back for Valentine’s Dinner. What a mistake!
The restaurant changed the special menu that had been posted on their website. Upon arrival, they took us to a table up 3 flights of stairs to a view of wooden beams and a concrete post.
The only thing timely about our service was when we asked for our check...
The food was fair. My wife enjoyed her scallops. The shrimp and grits were the worst I have ever had.
We will not be back.
I enjoyed the restaurant, service and food .. But I took my sister and husband for their 30th anniversary !!! Why did I tell Open Table if all the restaurant did was have the servicer said Happy Anniversary. A bit embarrassing for me. The bill was nearly 300 dollars. Couldn’t you of thrown in something !!! Wouldn’t have bothered me if Open Table didn’t ask !!!! Disappointing. Louise Reza
This was our second visit. We will visit next tIME we are back in HHI.
Enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch with friends. Happy to recommend Ela’s.
Very pleased with the sunset views. Food was superb! Service was excellent. Great, soft, Live music accompanied our meal. A fabulous experience!
One of our favorites on the island. Food is excellent and location is great. Wish it was closer, then we'd go more often but well worth the trip.
The food was good , preparation was excellent but food was over salted..
The cocktails were awful.
I sent my cosmo back and the second one they brought was only marginally better. Very low alcohol content. Tasted like watered down cranberry juice.
Wonderful atmosphere, excellent service, and food cooked to perfection!