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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 145
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Loved the food again"

We enjoy going to Jack MacKerels every time we come to Kure Beach. This time was no different. We try something different every time and have not had any meals that was not good. This time was seafood and it was perfect. The service great. Give them a try.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Blane W
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Reidsville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Reidsville, North Carolina
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoy going to Jack MacKerels every time we come to Kure Beach. This time was no different. We try something different every time and have not had any meals that was not good. This time was seafood and it was perfect. The service great. Give them a try.

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West Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here our first day of vacation and the food was mediocre at best and the service left alot to be desired. Tonight is our last night, so we decided to give it another go. This time our waiter was very friendly and efficient and the sandwiches we got were very good. (Highly recommend the Mahi Mahi sandwich) We... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Enjoyed a wonderful shrimp scampi. Lots of seating with a short wait. Fun Caribbean atmosphere. Friendly service.

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Ohio
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A very busy place. Be prepared for a long wait. Some of the locals recommended this place. We drove down from Carolina Beach, about 5-6 minutes. Parking is limited. Park across the street. Service was decent but not outstanding. Some customers got in to argument over smoking in the outdoor area which did not help the atmosphere. My son had... More 

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Wendell, North Carolina
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We went for dinner on a Monday night and were seated immediately. We started out with the crab dip that comes with slices of pita bread. I'm not a crab fan so I didn't try it, but everyone else at the table liked it. I got the fried shrimp platter as most everyone in my group did; one person got... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We recently visited Jack Mackerals for dinner with our party of 9 (4 adults and 5 kids). It was a week night and we were seated quickly on the outside patio. The location, while very near the beach did not offer any water views and they could benefit from a few more fans to circulate the air. I don't know... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the second year in a row we've had lunch here and it was just as good as last year. We were a family group of ten. We had no problem getting seated and the little ones loved it right away for its fun décor. We had a wonderful clam dip to start as well as an order of... More 

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Lexington
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My husband was celebrating his birthday and we stopped in here for a meal. The food was excellent and our server, Jesse, was great. The menu is surf, turf and pasta. We had bowls of their excellent seafood chowder and I had the sweet, tangy mahi mahi, I can't remember what my husband had but he cleaned his plate. This... More 

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GN
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This restaurant is totally overrated. We had pasta dishes with shrimps and our daughter another with vegetables without any taste. Salt, garlic, olive oil and herbs were never added and it smelt really awful.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Food is always good and so are the staff. Had a great waiter this past weekend when we had late lunch with the kids. Never a bad choice.

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?