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Jack MacKerels Island Grill

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113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
910-458-7668
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh!

Had lunch here after a visit to the aquarium. Very fresh and delicious grouper and real iced tea. Don't be fooled by the dated decor. The food is good!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Enigmaman95
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Oakland Park, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We read all the positive reviews and chose this place for dinner. It was super busy so we thought we had chosen well. Uhhhhhh....no. The seafood is tiny frozen boxed shrimp you can most likely get at the supermarket or even in the midwest. There were four of us and we each had something different and each didn't finish our... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had decided to go to this restaurant/bar to watch the NCAA mens basketball final on a Monday night (we had tried to watch the semi finals here on Saturday, but all seats were filled when we got there). We arrived at 8:15pm, and got great seats at the bar in front of a great TV - we ordered drinks... More 

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Oakland Park, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Had lunch here after a visit to the aquarium. Very fresh and delicious grouper and real iced tea. Don't be fooled by the dated decor. The food is good!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Helpful staff. Decently priced. Our young one had a blast with coloring. Good was tasty. We'll be back.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

If you want a atmosphere where people are around then go here. If you are hungry then you might want to try somewhere else. The wait was long for a table which was open but don't understand the wait. Once we got seated, i ordered the special which was a ribeye steak meduim rare. It wasn't meduim rare and my... More 

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

this is a typical local bar/eating establishment. My salad with jerk shrimp was good and my husband's seafood platter was typical. No complaints, but no raves either.

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North Carolina
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129 reviews 129 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Though the ambience was not to my taste (dark, several tvs blaring, loud chatter and raucous laughter from the bar area which is right next to the restaurant seating) everything else was great. The salmon was cooked to perfection and had a delicious glaze, and the mashed sweet potatoes were yummy. The rolls were great--a bit crusty on the outside... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food and service where standard. Typical setup - TVs, loud, dark and crowded. Food seemed fresh and tasty but not decorated or in other ways outstanding. Service was friendly. Should have chosen a place with sea view and/or at least a more welcoming terrace.

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Dallas TX
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We ate here on Wednesday night, which apparently the night when all entrees are 40% off, which made it a great deal. We both ordered the flounder fillets and easily could have shared one order. There were 2 huge fillets and fries and it was probably the best flounder I have ever eaten. The batter was crisp and light and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went today for lunch with my friend. I was going to order a salad (Griiled Salmon, because it is just so good here) but she saw the brunch menu and ordered the crab cake Benedict. So I decided to try it as well. Our orders came faster then I thought it would considering how busy it was. And to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 910-458-7668

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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