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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
Great find at Kure

Food and service were excellent. Try the shrimp scampi you will not be disappointed! Not far away from the Kure Beach pier.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Tonya H
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Mount Ulla, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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325 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mount Ulla, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Food and service were excellent. Try the shrimp scampi you will not be disappointed! Not far away from the Kure Beach pier.

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madison wi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Tuesday was taco night with $1 tacos and they were great we also went back for Wednesday night 40 percent off all entries. My husband had a 12 oz ribeye and I had the select three fish platter with flounder, scallops and oysters all deep dat fried in a light batter, excellent and huge portions. Our waitress was so sweet!

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Frostburg, Maryland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Jack Mackerel's restaurant is located steps away from the Kure (pronounced "CURE - ee") Beach fishing pier. The seafood is very fresh and the amount of food provided is more than enough for you to make two meals out of one. The negative is that there is not a lot done creatively with seasonings or flavor. My wife loves shrimp... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We like to visit during the off-season avoiding the many tourists that flock to this area in the summer. Their specialty is seafood with other choices available. Wait staff is courteous & the Island décor makes this a fun place for a meal. There is a large bar with TVs, 2 dining areas and several outdoor seating areas.

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raleigh nc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

wide variety but any fish dish is great and their homemade potato chips are a must prices are better for lunch

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Pembroke
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The food and drinks were good!!! Excellent atmosphere, but the prices were a little expensive! I'd kind of expected that because after all, it was FRESH SEAFOOD and I'm a SEAFOOD LOVER!!! :)

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Silver Spring, MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Eaten here many times when I've visited Carolina Beach/Kure Beach area and I've never been disappointed. Nice menu selection, very good food, and great service. Had the black and blue burger and it was delicious. Great for large groups too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stopped at Jacks after visiting the aquarium. Me and my friend and our two toddlers. Parking was difficult, there were only a few spots. The restaurant was very cute and decorated for Christmas. Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. I ordered the blackened grouper wrap, which I found very tasty. My friend had the fried shrimp platter and liked... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful seafood dishes but they follow it up with wonderful steaks and other dishes. Jack Mackerels owners also support the local charities and always come through to provide a good time for everyone

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Stopped at Jack's, on our way to the Aquarium. All five of our lunches were very good & the service was great. Not many restaurants open for lunch, at this time of the year, in Kure Beach. Nice place to stop, if you're headed to the Ferry, or coming from the Ferry. Will definitely return.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?