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8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
+1 252-354-2413
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“croissants” (92 reviews)
“salad” (120 reviews)
“shrimp” (57 reviews)
Opens in 30 min
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was difficult to find this place to start with, it's on the backside of a strip mall with not much signage directed to it.It was o.k., nothing outstanding by any means.Nothing on the menu appealed to me and I'm not a very fussy or...More

Thank jamhaj1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to lunch with my sweet wife! The remodeling is awesome as was our lunch! From the delicious salads to our entree’s.. everything was perfect!!! Can’t wait to go back!

Thank TravelingWoods
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a small wait but not too bad. At first, we thought the prices were a little high but the service and the food was well worth it! Will definitely visit again the next time we are in Emerald Isle!

Thank music_chik87
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had called ahead to see if the patio was open and we were told it was. When we got there, the patio was closed and the hostess was not very nice about it. There were other people there who also wanted to be on...More

Thank zeemie83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the pasta and would definitely go back. The staff was friendly and courteous and even though we ate late they didn't rush us out.

Thank JMarmaud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Emerald Isle. The honey croissants are delightful and the salads are excellent. Our daughter swears these are the best ribs she's had anywhere in the world (and she's traveled quite a bit). We appreciate the reasonably priced...More

Thank mickeyme123
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We were in town on a spur of the moment visit. Had never been here before. This place is located in a strip mall, but don't let that stop you from coming. We were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful decor, food and service. We had...More

Thank Beverly F
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We went there with toddlers and the staff was so very kind and accommodating. Spaghetti with butter only was gladly served for a 3 year old! The food was good and the prices were good. Good atmosphere.

Thank Pjrag
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped in to grab some drinks and appetizers. We had ordered wings. Half of the wings were not cooked all the way. The other apps we ordered as well were like they were old and just reheated them.

Thank Abby J
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Been coming to Rucker John’s regularly for years. The staff is great. Make it a stop in during off season months to get to know the staff for faster service during peak season.

Thank Kevin H
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Questions & Answers
6 October 2016|
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Response from Scott H | Reviewed this property |
It's in the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center which is anchored by a Food Lion.
Joan E
24 July 2016|
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Response from Bob D | Reviewed this property |
Do not know about bringing the dog, but they have a nice outside patio area.
7 November 2015|
Response from robert r | Reviewed this property |
I would be shocked if they don't, it's probably the most popular dining spot at the largest shopping center in Emerald Isle. Bob Ross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-2413
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