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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better Than The Average Beach Spot

This Kure Beach restaurant just a few miles from WIlmington, NC serves a wide variety of beach restaurant food. Most, fortunately, haas a bit of a Caribbean twist that enhances the offerings. The lunch menu has a good number of chicken, beef and seafood dishes. Portions a large and nicely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Dan B
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Southport, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great location. Love where it's at. Poor food and high price. Snobby service and rude. Not impressed and will not go back

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Southport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This Kure Beach restaurant just a few miles from WIlmington, NC serves a wide variety of beach restaurant food. Most, fortunately, haas a bit of a Caribbean twist that enhances the offerings. The lunch menu has a good number of chicken, beef and seafood dishes. Portions a large and nicely presented. If you like quesadillas, you can’t go wrong with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Sat inside and I thought my wife might freeze because of the AC - it was about 58 degrees. Waiter was less than interested in working, but nice. Food was good and there was a decent selection at good prices.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had a party of 4 adults and two kids and we all loved the food we got. The crab dip was so yummy, although I do like pita, I feel like it takes away a little from the taste of the dip. Something a little lighter maybe. The server was really friendly and even remembered my sister in law... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went for a lite early dinner /Happy Hour with our kids - our party of 17 was no problem for the staff. They managed the food and beverages perfectly and we were able to move on before their huge regular dinner crowd arrived. The chicken tenders were great - tasted like homemade. The wings were good, as was the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I have been here twice and both visits were wonderful! Great food and service. Blackened chicken quesadilla was a great lunch. Very flavorful, not too spicy and perfect lunch size. My boyfriend had the jerk chicken for dinner and I had the shrimp. Both were awesome. Regardless of if you sit outside or inside-it's a very relaxing environment.

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Richmond
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Had an early dinner here and it was great. Calamari was cooked perfectly and the seafood was fresh and well prepared. Bar drinks were right on and our server, Cat I think, was great. Would definitely return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We ate there for dinner and there food was really good. Our waitress was great! So nice and helpful. Seafood and ribs were very good.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My husband and I were visiting for our honeymoon and this place was recommended to us by a local. She warned against many of the nearby Carolina Beach restaurants, stating they're quite "touristy", but that this place is some of the best food she's tried. We definitely weren't disappointed. We each ordered a cocktail and they were both yummy (and... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was certainly better than most of the places that have a beach venue. The food was very flavorful and worth the cost, which was mid-range. Mixed drinks were current with the trends and the amount of alcohol was perfect

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Additional Information about Jack MacKerels Island Grill

Address: 113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
Phone Number: 910-458-7668
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kure Beach
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
Cuisine: American

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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: Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, 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?