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RuckerJohns Restaurant

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5564 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
910.452.1212
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friday Night with Family

While visiting in Wilmington we all thought a Friday night out would be fun! Rucker Johns is one of those restaurants that you can either bring a date or bring the family. Even though it was a busy Friday we were seated quickly and near the back. Nice spot since we had the "kindergarten" set with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Suzen G
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New York City, New York
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English first
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went in with high expectations...the food is way over priced for what you get. My husband got a filet and it was very bland. My friend got the BBQ burger and the meat was very bland as well. The best thing about the whole lunch was the croissants other than that it wasn't worth the money we paid.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

While visiting in Wilmington we all thought a Friday night out would be fun! Rucker Johns is one of those restaurants that you can either bring a date or bring the family. Even though it was a busy Friday we were seated quickly and near the back. Nice spot since we had the "kindergarten" set with us. The menu has... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We come here every time we go to Wilmington for the honey croissants and the great food! The waitstaff was amazing and served 9 of us this time. Our steaks and seafood were excellent!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I stayed at the Best Western next door & they recommended Rucker Johns. I am so glad they did. I sat outside since the weather was so beautiful. It was Cinco de Mayo so I ordered a Margarita(or 2). Sooo good. For dinner I ordered the grilled chicken with pineapple salsa and a side of zucchini. I cleaned my plate.... More 

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Assumed it was like a Cheddars, oh no! Far Better! The menu has something for everyone, and the hot bacon dressing (something I haven't found since living in Illinois) Is the BEST! It's priced reasonably, so it's great for the whole family.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good value on the burger I got. Very filling and fresh. The ceiling fans were mesmerizing very cool dining area.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

While visiting Wilmington we met family here for lunch. Very nice atmosphere. Dining area was not overly crowded with tables which was nice. Menu had a nice variety without being overwhelming. Food came promptly and was cooked as ordered. Would definitely return.

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Fernandina Beach, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Variety of choices. We had the steak which was excellent, one had a salad and the other one of their large burgers. All good choices. Servers were very attentive and were prompt with refills.

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Lowell, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

service was good, food was good, their croissants are to die for, order an extra basket. Had prime rib that was a large piece of meat and prepared exactly as I asked. Skip dessert, not worth the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Delicious croissants! Excellent salads and delicious dressings. Shrimp and grits is my husband's favorite. The service has been incredible all four times we have been to this location. It is our favorite restaurant in the area so far. The only improvement would be more vegetarian options. Not all vegetarians want to eat salads for every meal. Not all of us... More 

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Additional Information about RuckerJohns Restaurant

Address: 5564 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
Phone Number: 910.452.1212
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5564 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910.452.1212

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?