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Jack MacKerels Island Grill

113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
910-458-7668
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Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Kure Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Morganton, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is a great place for a family or a quiet dinner. Food was good but nothing exceptional but the prices were about right for the quality.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ashley is one of the best bartenders in town, always with a smile, and she remembers your names and what you like to drink. The food is way above average, and my favorite is the prime rib hoagie with fries. Seafood is local and fresh, try the Ahi Tuna....

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We went there in the late afternoon and sat at the patio. Very casual and kid friendly. The Buffalo shrimp appetizer is outstanding! Excellent service and the kitchen was able to broil and blacken my flounder and scallops entree. Very good!

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Newport News, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Recommended by a local family we met on our trip, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. My husband and I both ordered from the lunch menu which was great for dinner. Loved the Mahi sandwich and the Looney Tuna sandwich. Very fresh, perfectly cooked. Kids meals are large portions and very tasty. Jack Macs has indoor and outdoor seating and an... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were there last night and had different experiences. I had issues with my salad also. It had the white stalk throughout. Once I removed it, the salad was good and I didn't see brown spots. If I was the wait staff, I would have apologized for the obvious effort I made to remove it. My fried shrimp were very... More

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Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

My husband and I stopped in tonight for dinner. He had Shrimp Scampi and I had a Shrimp Basket. I ordered it lightly blackened. When it arrived it tasted boiled then rolled in seasoning. My salad was full of brown spots (lettuce). My husband said that his shrimp scampi was mediocre at best. Our meal was $50 (not including the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our server was awesome, the food was awesome, but another server almost ruined the entire trip. I was visiting Kure Beach with my two boys, my mom, and my sister and my mom wanted to go to Jack Mackerel's for her birthday dinner. My older son is a very picky eater so I had brought his food into the restaurant.... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great atmosphere. Made me think of Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville. Good food. My boys (13 and 11) loved the fresh sea food.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant while on vacation. The seafood is great and fresh. The only downside is the lack of non seafood items on the menu. I love seafood however my wife is not a fan. There were two steaks both of which are 12oz and larger and two chicken dishes. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone... More

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Pikeville, Kentucky
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Love, love, love this place. The food, the people and the beach are just the best! This is a daily lunch destination whenever we get the opportunity to visit Kure Beach.

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