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Jack Mackerel's Island Grill

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113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Flounder was fabulous, Oysters were outstanding, Service was stupendous. Wife said her steak was awesome also. Will be back. 😋

1 Thank bohart
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a couple of appetizers and an entrée for 2 of us (seafood chowder, crab dip and flounder). Every thing was delicious, and our server, Sondra, was very nice. Food was delicious, but a bit expensive. But, for a vacation spot, not too bad.

Thank Johnny B
centreville, va
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing lunch on the outdoor patio! The open-faced salmon sandwich special was to die for! The delicious crab cake sandwich was huge and the jerk shrimp salad was perfect! For the non-seafood lover, my son got the huge cajun burger and said it was phenomenal! We also got the hummus sampler with the black bean hummus, very good!... More 

Thank carolann10
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered buffalo shrimp app - delicious and shrimp cobb salad was very fresh and tasty. Hot rolls to start were delicious and the service was excellent - very nice and attentive waitress in high top in bar are.

Thank Beth K. E
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on lunch and it was great! The food was delicious, my husband ordered the chicken mango quesadillas they were wonderful. I had the shrimp scampi that was good too. Service was excellent. Will be going back real soon.

Thank Alisha J
Apex, North Carolina
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a short visit to the Wilmington, NC area, we went to a restaurant to eat lunch, but we were very lucky because they were closed and they referred us to Jack Mackerel's. They were running a great special so we thought we would give them a try. Boy are we glad we did. The oysters were the best fried... More 

2 Thank MamaTurner
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great seafood, friendly, efficient service. Located right in the center of things near the pier. We went twice in a week!

Thank pardan4746
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We passed this place on a cold March evening, saw the sign for 40% off entries on Wednesdays during off-peak season, and decided to stop. It was crowded, but the staff was friendly and efficient, and the 30-minute wait passed quickly. My husband had the 3 seafood combo platter (lightly breaded and fried shrimp, oysters, scallops) and I opted for... More 

Thank catniss21
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I had the blue cheese angus burger with Chef's Veggies and it was outstanding! My husband enjoyed the shrimp scampi. It is obviously a favorite of the locals! Would definitely dine here again!

Thank Vivian E
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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317 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It was just out of the blue that we ate here and we were not disappointed. It was a Sunday afternoon in February and that would make a difference if it was June or July. The service was great and between the chowder and our meals we loved everything with not one complaint. This place has it all with the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kure Beach
  • Phone Number: 19104587668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?