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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 144
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 19
    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
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We had a short drive thru Kure Beach checking it out before a family vacation there this summer. We stopped at this restaurant in "downtown" Kure Beach after seeing several positive reviews in different travel services. The service was outstanding; this is probably normal, but since we visited in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
JandP69
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Centerville and Naples
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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343 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I think the food was great. The service was great. The price was right. We sat outside upstairs with a view of the beach. Very nice!

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Kure Beach, NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We live close to the restaurant and love heading over there for a good meal, local craft beer and a lot of fun!

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Eastlake, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Much better that the Oceanic. Had a Cosmo which was excellent. Food served piping hot. Wait staff good.. Did not feel rushed at all.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A group of 12 of us ate here recently. The menu has quite a selection including steak, chicken, and seafood. I had snow crab. The portion was huge (1.5 lb). It was fresh and served hot. My husband had a fisherman's platter that had fried flounder, clam strips, and fried oysters. It too was fresh and tasty. Other members of... More 

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Appetizer. Crispy calamari. Wasnt so crispy. Main course. Crab cake sandwich. (And have you know, I have tried them all on the island.) It didn't seem like it was cooked long enough. Still gooey in the center Main course. Choose three, I think they use corn meal in their batter, makes it gritty. Appetizer as main course. Wings. Ordered extra... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

You will love this place...trust me! The food is mouth watering, the service is personable and the atmosphere is very appealing. We have always enjoyed dining here.

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Longs, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I visited Kure Beach for our 26th wedding anniversary. The hotel recommended this restaurant as they had received great feedback from their quests; so we tried it. We both prefer our steaks chargrilled. We requested this and they were cooked as requested and were delicious. We would recommend and we would return for sure.

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Centerville and Naples
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a short drive thru Kure Beach checking it out before a family vacation there this summer. We stopped at this restaurant in "downtown" Kure Beach after seeing several positive reviews in different travel services. The service was outstanding; this is probably normal, but since we visited in the off-season, there were not many customers at lunch time, and... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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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, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?