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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 52
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My grandparents' favorite place

We take the grandpeople here for their special occasions-- they LOVE it! The service is consistent and attentive. The food is pretty good, no complaints. Not fancy but not a bar scene either.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
KindredSpirit07
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North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You must come here if you are in the area!! Comforting atmosphere and wonderful service!! Southern charm mixed with a Caribbean feel!! Had the shrimp n grits (OMG!!) and the shrimp BLT!! We will definitely be back!

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Thank JandL_time
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We take the grandpeople here for their special occasions-- they LOVE it! The service is consistent and attentive. The food is pretty good, no complaints. Not fancy but not a bar scene either.

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Thank KindredSpirit07
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food , service was excellent, just a great place to eat everything selected was perfect, very clean.

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Thank Sue J
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Took a little Pre Holiday run to Carolina Beach, and looking for a varied menu for dinner. Decided on an early dinner at Rucker John's. Very happy we did. Started off with some real tasty Fried Calamari,then my daughter and I tried the Ribeye, my son a Chicken dish. Steaks were cooked perfectly and covered in a tasty rub. My... More 

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Thank AndyMc65
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very caring staff and managers, The dinner salad, steaks, prime rib and shrimp is my favorite. Good ice tea too. Good valve for the dollar.

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Thank Egress9
Thomasville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Standard american food and steaks. Love the extensive kids menu, gave my kids a good variety to choose from. Great appetizers and a good steak. Order the black jack ribeye, marinated in Tennessee whiskey.

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Thank Stewart M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The staff is very friendly, the food is good, prices are reasonable, and the bar is always lively. They serve a good burger and homemade chips. The Rueben is also a good choice.

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1 Thank JOHN F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We live close to this restaurant so we do take out more than eating in. The Chef's Salad, Crab & Crackers and Prime Rib are always knock outs! Their "curb service" makes it really easy to order by phone and pick up. I'd love to see online ordering. Also - they don't take American Express.

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1 Thank Emily H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

we stayed in the Best Western across the street walked over for dinner to a find live band playing with very nice music. The food was wonderful, they have a large variety to choose from. Home made soups are excellent as is their house salad. enjoyed it so much the first visit we went back the next night. It was... More 

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Thank Julie B
Knightdale
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

During our brief vacation in Wilmington we tried Rucker Johns for lunch. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable. My shrimp bisque was some of the best I've had although rather thick in nature. My Texas burger (served without a bun) with chili, diced tomatoes, green onions and cheese over the burger was wonderful. My wife's fresh cooked tuna medium rare... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?