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Giggling Mackerel Seafood Grille

65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
+1 910-575-0902
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Price range: $4 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Join us on our 3rd Floor Tiki Bar where the coldest Beer and Southern Hospitality awaits you. Located under the bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway. Open 7 days a week from 11:00am-9:00pm.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Join us on our 3rd Floor Tiki Bar where the coldest Beer and Southern Hospitality awaits you. Located under the bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway. Open 7 days a week from 11:00am-9:00pm.
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English first
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere is relaxed. Very clean, friendly, and the food is amazing!! You get a good portion for the cost. The time waiting for the food was a little long (35 min.), but well worth the wait. However, while waiting, it was enjoyable looking out of the huge windows to the water below where boats and jet skies cruised by.

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Clinton, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Very disappointing! We waited an hour to be seated, which we don't mind doing if the food is worth the wait. After being seated we waited over 1 1/2 hours before our meals were brought to the table. After placing our order we waited 45 minutes before the waitress informed us that they were sold out of one of the... More

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Gibsonville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We just ate here yesterday,we have a large family and had a late lunch. We were seated quickly and unfortunately the kids spilled 2 drinks but the staff was great. We had Annie i think her name was as a waitress and she smiled and gave great service. Drinks are great,blackened grouper was tasty and all other food was good.We... More

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Dayton
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We were seated, had 5 waitresses walking past us, looking at us and sat there for 20 minutes without one person even taking our drink order! Then a family sat right beside us and they were instantly asked what they wanted. I will never step foot in there again. I love great food but I will not give my money... More

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Tried Loaders Island Grill for lunch at the advice of other locals who have been raving about their food. I can't say that I would rave about it, but the grilled chicken club sandwich was very good. Can't really say the same for the onion rings...too mushy for my taste.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Food was good, portions acceptable but it was so loud you couldn't hear yourself think. If that's OK with you, it's OK with me.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Worst restaurant I've ever been in my life and I'm 46 years old. I've been in the restaurant industry for 30 years and I'm usually more forgiving than most. This experience was unacceptable. My wife ordered a vodka soda. It was evident the CO2 was out. I let the server know this and she brought another just as flat. She... More

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Charlotte, NC
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a great experience with the food and the service here. Sometimes in our party we have some exceptions or special requests and this restaurant was very accommodating. I had the tuna steak and it was outstanding. Perfect! We all loved our meal and even the leftovers were wonderful. We would highly recommend dining at the Giggling Mackerel!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There was a long wait in the rrstaurant, so we decided to eat a long the rooftop tiki bar. That's more our speed, anyway. We ordered at the bar and then waited AT LEASE AN HOUR for our food. Our son made 3 trips to the bathroom during that time. Other parties that ordered after us got their food well... More

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Barboursville, West Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Daughter and grandson were looking for some good seafood and this looked like a good place. The calamari was unseasoned and tough. Daughter found lipstick on her glass. Server was attentive and polite but food was very slow in arriving and not worth the wait. Will not go back.

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