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RuckerJohns Restaurant

5564 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
910.452.1212
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Ranked #105 of 523 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Our group, 16, enjoyed a very nice evening together at Rucker John's and were served by a fantastic staff. Being a large group is a challenge in getting orders in and out, and accurate. This staff did it! The food was stated by most of our group as being superior! Personally, I felt the breaded shrimp was below the standard... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Lindsey was our server and she was very personable without over doing it. She brought everything out in a timely manner. I had the Carolina Burger and it was HUGE! and delicious! I also had the house fries which are pretty much whole potato slices. I wasn't thoroughly impressed with them because they got soggy and cold before I was... More

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Wilmington NC
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

As locals we have been frequent patrons, but last night was really bad. Food was bland and uninteresting and was not anything I couldn't have prepared at home myself. If I didn't know better I would say some items were frozen entrees. Service was fine, but the rest of the experience was appalling. Don't know what the problem is ,... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

this restaurant is basically in the same parking lot as the hotel. You can walk or drive through an adjourning parking lot. The food was tasty but needed a little more seasoning despite its presentation. Our service was great as well. This was 12/13

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New Orleans
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I didn't enjoy this place at all. I ordered a steak and there was so much fat on it. I ate two pieces and was grossed out and sent it back. I ended up not eating a meal because I wasn't hungry after that. We did get rolls that were very good but you should never serve a steak that's... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

If you enjoy poor service and cold burnt food, this is the place for you. The fries were old and stale, as well as cold and burnt, the bacon was cold. The only warm item was the burger patty. Service was horrendous. This has been a favorite place, but no more.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Stopped here because it was the only place I could find in the area and we were starved. I was more than pleased with their salad, especially because it came with a warm croissant with honey on it! Also tried their nachos and boneless wings which were great. Server was fantastic and I will return when I'm in the area.

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Montreal, Canada
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150 reviews 150 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

If you are looking for a good restaurant to satisfy a variety of tastes here it is. You can get a variety of salads, apps, beef, chicken, fish etc...We just had burgers with a baked potato instead of fries and it was tasty and done to perfection. The selection of beer on tap was also decent. Service very good. I'm... More

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Huntington, West Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Our first experience at RuckerJohns. Service was great in this slightly higher scale restaurant. My husband ordered the American Burger (medium well done) & fries. The burger was more medium than well done; He said it had a good taste though. I love a good thick pork chop and I don't mind a bit of pink in a steak but... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This RuckerJohn's in Wilmington is outstanding, this is now our favorite restaurant for our beach trips. We ate here on 08 SEP 13 (3:30 pm) before heading back home and it was well worth the stop. We were seated right away, no waiting. It has a very nice and quiet dining area, well laid out. The waiter was very nice... More

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