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Jack Mackerel's Island Grill

113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
+1 910-458-7668
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
4 days ago
“Good Food and Service”
1 week ago
“Family dinner ”
Open Now
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Came in off the beach and was seated immediately outside as requested. Our waitress, Natalie, served us right away with a friendly smile. Drinks were recommended and ordered . Her recommendations were spot on. Appetizer of Calamari came and devoured... Yum. We ordered Grouper and...More

Thank Burgi3
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Always good. I have lunch here often. Occasionally dinner. The salads are all great. Seafood is cooked great every time. I have never been disappointed.

Thank MrsTammy
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is loud which is to be expected for a bar/restaurant type place but maybe not the best place for children or if you are adverse to loud noises. The food was good. The kitchen staff knows what they are doing. Our server was...More

1  Thank Marie W
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

The Good: Lots of seating. Great crab dip. The Bad: My waiter, he seemed quite unamused to serve us from the start or simply unhappy with his employment. The remainder of my food was mediocre. I thought it was a little pricey for what I...More

Thank Starlit N
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Where to begin.. had dinner here with family and it was beyond awful. Prices for food and alchohal are through the roof. I ordered a steak, as I don't eat seafood, the sides came out cold and the steak was almost burnt, when I had...More

2  Thank briebaby89
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Beach type atmosphere with a fair amount of noise; fair selection of food; good service; full bar with TVs

Thank Vi M
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after reading some reviews. We enjoyed the outtedoor dining room and eventually ordered the shrimp burger and fish and chips. We waited at least 10 minutes for our server to take our drink order. We placed our food order at...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We were seated in the bar area with our 7 year old son. We're pretty laid back, but overall it was loud and overwhelming. Every time the door opened we were hit with cigarette smoke. My husband enjoyed his burger, but I felt like I...More

Thank jesslhl
Reviewed 9 March 2016

our first trip in was outrageous! we had a blast and very friendly servers! the next night not so much! dont now what the difference was but something went south! will try again in the spring!

Thank rebecca5961
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and fantastic service! Even on 40% off night, the portions are generous and the food superb! Highly recommend!

Thank Leisa D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Maggie S
My husband has celiac. Do you have gluten free options?
10 August 2016|
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Response from Danny R | Property representative |
We do have a new pasta alternative, a gluten free Fusilli that is a rice pasta and can be substitited in any of our pasta dishes and our Alfredo sauce is gluten free as well. And as Jan M. said above we have great salads... More
Danny R
Hello all!! Danny Rose here, new kitchen manager/ head chef at Jack Mackerels. Please be patient with us as we just recently changed/updated our menu and I/we are doing our best to get the old one taken down from TripAdvisor and the new one posted. In the mean time I have posted the new updated menu in the photo section of our page. You can also check us out on facebook Jack-Mackerels-Island-Grill-182192320817/ Thanks for all your patronage over the years and we look forward to many many more!!
12 June 2016|
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Response from Elaine 8 | Reviewed this property |
Great place to enjoy a meal with friends. I hope they kept the seafood lasagna and the shrimp wrapped in bacon. Look forward to the new menue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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: +1 910-458-7668
  • E-mail