Ella & Ollie's

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TS
1 review
Dined on January 2, 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.

B
Savannah
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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.

WH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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 :)

LM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 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.

ML
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

K
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 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!

BR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 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!

JB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 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.

MT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 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.

ML
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great place. Consistently wonderful food.

SC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 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.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

E&O is consistently great-from the service to the food, they are outstanding! Good for a special occasion or just a simple dinner out. Recommend 10/10

RW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, the food, and staff is excellent. A great place for a date night with your best friend.

WK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything foodwise was wonderful! It was just a bit loud....hard to have conversation with people at your own table. That was our only complaint. Wait staff was excellent!

J
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Peanut Butter Pie was awesome to finish off my meal. She crab soup was awesome and so was my shrimp and grits

AB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was completely delish best restaurant meal I have ever had everything was perfectly cooked and flavored even the wine and martini s were great definitely worth the money will be going back soon.

F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first visit to the Island & we had a wonderful time. Should have eaten at E&I’s more than once!

ML
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service.

PL
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food and service but really noisy. need ear plugs

JP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome in every way except for noise level! I like to be able to have conversation with everyone at my table of five which is hard when it is very noisy.

E
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Scallops were very good. Brisket was very tough. Peanut butter pie and hush doggie grits were excellent. Sides were okay. Service was good.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service the restaurant was a little loud at times

MH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Expected higher quality of good based on reviews. Food good at a somewhat premium price. Service was above average. Noise level more like a bar atmosphere than dining at the price level.

LL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choice for dinner. Loved it!

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service.

MS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was fine. A nice place to eat on Edisto Beach. Our scallop dish was delicious, with sweet potatoes cooked perfectly. Our oyster dish was so so.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Manager took great care of us and support staff did a great job of keeping the table clear. Food was very well prepared.

PB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Apparently, everything is better sweet and fried including things like squid and nachos that should not be sweet. Not to our taste. Also cook got our order wrong- we asked for no added salt and food came with salt piled on.

E
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

James was an excellent server and our food was good...love the shrimp cakes! Only issue was that it took a very long time to get our food.

c
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very busy night and a new waiter . He did an excellent job despite being new on the job . The tuna was delicious

ML
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very laid-back. Not very crowded at 8:30. Great food and service.

TT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ella and Ollie’s is a favorite of ours while in Edisto Beach. It’s the best food around. Everything is good .... except the grilled artichokes. Whew. The server even said, “I bet you won’t order that again.” So, here’s my challenge.... delete that off the menu and replace it with your occasional fried okra. I look forward to dining at Ella and Ollie’s real soon

S
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was wonderful. It was a bit noisey because we were sat next to a birthday party of about 15, and a bachelorette party of 10, but, the food and service made up for it. Every meal our party of four had was delicious, and they have an expansive bar menu. We will be back next year!

JY
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We really like this restaurants and have visited many times. We feel as of late the food quality is wanting. Bartender and servers are always great.

LP
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend!!

LT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Fresh shrimp right off the boat from Edisto Seafood. Fried just right.

ML
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tuesday Thai Terrific.

EB
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food and service were very good. The large room can be quite noisy when crowded. Nevertheless, we recommend this restaurant and encourage island visitors to give it a try