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Ela's Blu Water Grille

4.4
1696 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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Featured in Bon Appetit 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 sets the perfect dining experience or location to host special events, private parties, or rehearsal dinners.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
BRUNCH: Sunday 11:00 - 2:00pm

LUNCH: Monday - Friday 11:00 - 2:00pm

DINNER: Daily 5:00 - 10:00pm

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Thursday - Sunday 7pm -10pm F
Thursdays 7pm - 10pm : HARRY SANTANA
Fridays/Saturdays 7pm - 10pm : JOHN WASEM
Fridays/Saturdays 7pm - 10pm : REID RICHMOND
Sundays 11am - 2pm: MARTIN LESCH
Sundays 7pm - 10pm : TIM MALCHAK

Private Party bookings available in our Penthouse Private Dining Room

Docking fees/ complimentary when arriving by boat with reservations
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Phone number
(843) 785-3030
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ryan Alpaugh
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Private party facilities
Best Water View Dining on Hilton Head

Second Level private dining for Wedding & Private events for up to 80pp
Penthouse VIP Dining Room available for parties up to 20pp
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Private party contact
Lynn Malvasio : (843) 785-3030
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Catering
Second Level private dining for Wedding & Private events for up to 80pp
Penthouse VIP Dining Room available for parties up to 20pp
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Enter Shelter Cove Harbour and follow Shelter Cove Lane to the private parking for guests.

OMNI RESORT / MARRIOTT RESORT / WESTIN RESORT offer free shuttles to ELA'S

For directions call our concierge at 843-785-3030
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Public transit
OMNI RESORT / MARRIOTT RESORT / WESTIN RESORT offer free shuttles to ELA'S

Palmetto Dunes - DunesBuggy - free shuttle to ELA's
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Entertainment
Original Artist Productions, Classic Rock, Island Music

John Wasem every Thursday & Friday from 7 - 11pm

Reid Richmond every Saturday from 7 - 11pm

Bill Peterson every Sunday 11 - 2pm

Dean St. Hillaire every Sunday 7 - 10pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1696 People Are Saying
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4.7
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vipFoodie (Charleston)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Lovely view adds to the dining experience. The service was exceptional. The food was nicely prepared.

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lifeisgood (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

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PeterL (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great food, great service, great view. Love the outdoor seating.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Always enjoy Ella’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Bar was a little noisy.,

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StillerDan (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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vipLouie (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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vipAbbeyS (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our second visit. We will visit next tIME we are back in HHI.

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vipJoeC (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed a delicious Sunday brunch with friends. Happy to recommend Ela’s.

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