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Ela's Blu Water Grille

4.4
1672 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 1672 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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Food2please (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent late NYE dinner. The perfect place with excellent food, great service and nice ambience.

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Chief61 (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Great dinner as always. Was there for NYE party. They never disappoint. Surf and turf was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful setting overlooking the boats and water. Food was outstanding as well as the presentation. Would highly recommend.

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vipPeggy (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a delicious grouper special and I had the fried green tomatoes and my husband the caprese salad. Both were presented beautifully and everything was amazing! Wonderful live entertainment in the adjoining bar.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

David was a wonderful waiter with excellent menu recommendations. Grouper was delicious.
Delightful conversation afterwards at the bar with customers and staff with David being his usual attentive self.

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SherylW (Charleston)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

It’s always a treat to eat at Ela’s! We recently we took out of town friends and enjoyed cocktails and appetizers. All of our choices were scrumptious! The atmosphere and quality of food served never fails to please!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

The barman did not know how to prepare a Gibson.
Worse the table rocked.
Super nice food and service.
Overall B +

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LuckyDollar (Savannah)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Wonderful meal, nice wine selection and piano music. Service was very good even with a full resturant.

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Baymom (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent meal and service! Ela's never disappoints. The lobster bisque is exceptional. Cesar salad very fresh. Linz filet mignon was prepared exactly as ordered and so tender. Grouper was very good as well. We all left feeling satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
2.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017. Staff appeared to be in rush to get out for the holidays. Food was bland and appeared to be have been prepped hours before and then heated up. Had turkey dinner which was dry and oysters rockefeller which was ok but not great. Wife and I had a specialty cocktail which was light and didn't appear to have much alcohol in it. Eaten there many times before and was always pleased, but this time it was just below par.

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