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Jack Mackerel's Island Grill

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113 K Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449
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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 192
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  • 158
    Very good
  • 70
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  • 23
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food! Good atmosphere!

Lots of good seafood for seafood lovers. Excellent service. Good prices, $$-$$$. We had a group of 8,including 2 children. Very accommodating and great selection of food. Portion sizes good. You won't go away hungry. One of my favorite places to eat when I am here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mal4331
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Hamburg, New York
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Hamburg, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of good seafood for seafood lovers. Excellent service. Good prices, $$-$$$. We had a group of 8,including 2 children. Very accommodating and great selection of food. Portion sizes good. You won't go away hungry. One of my favorite places to eat when I am here.

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Leland, North Carolina
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404 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 8 staying at a beach rental, and wanted something close by. All of us enjoyed our meals. Their seafood chowder was outstanding. My seafood penne was excellent. There were some good beers on tap, and I enjoyed my margarita. Our server was efficient and friendly. Everyone in our group commented that they would want to... More 

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Thank LoisNCNY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Waiter suggested salmon club and wife had shrimp Cobb salad. Both excellent! We were near bar to watch panthers game but not loud and rowdy. Server was prompt! He brought me an amazing birthday dessert and decorated it beautifully! We don't get here often but this is always on our list!

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Thank jkmman
Durham, North Carolina
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by the beach and had salads...house salad w grilled shrimp and dining companion had Caribbean Cobb salad...first it would have been nice to have the upgraded utensils the cheap restaurant ones just don't work with the food...both salads were bountiful but the Caribbean Cobb was missing the blue cheese as advertised....nice place good service...stop by and try it...

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Thank Joseph K
Leland, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

At first glance the restaurant is very inviting. The booths are comfortable, the bar inviting, the wait staff friendly. The food on the other hand is tasteless and bland. We had the calamari, a nice portion, but very bland, as was the sauce. It was not uniform, like we received a leftover batch mixed with a fresh batch. The shrimp... More 

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Thank LelandSteve
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I went to the beach for my birthday and wanted to try this restaurant because I had heard some good things about it. I ordered fried flounder with fries. The wait was absolutely ridiculous. It was a busy day, but my family of 4 arrived around 4:30 and placed our ordered by 5. We didn't get our food for about... More 

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Thank caitlinmariealfaro
Germantown, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

I rarely cook dinner while vacationing in Kure Beach, and always dine at Jack Mack's at least 2 or 3 times each vacation. We have always had great food & service. The chicken tenders are the absolute best ever, and their daily dinner specials are excellent too. We always get a booth in the bar area. Very friendly wait staff.

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Thank khawkins44
Jefferson Hills, Pa
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Everytime we are in Kure Beach we make a point of having lunch or dinner here. Usually lunch. Great atmosphere, has excellent outside area either in the sun or the shade depending on your preference. Everything we have tried has been excellent! Love the grouper bites!!

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Thank Teri P
Winston-Salem, NC
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Visited Jack's on a Saturday night in November when we thought the traffic would be down, but the crowd was brisk. Nice atmosphere and decor. Waitstaff was attentive and took care of us quickly! We ordered mostly sandwiches and chicken wings, and they did not disappoint us. The food came quickly. We will definitely return.

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Thank thegolfball
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We wandered in here on one of our trips to the beach. I had noticed it before and thought it looked like a typical beach restaurant. I expected OK food and high prices. We were pleasantly surprised by every aspect of our experience. We were seated right away, the service was excellent and the menu had so many items we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 K Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449
  • 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, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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