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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 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
Second Visit

We were there on Sunday afternoon (August 16, 2015) with my wife's cousin and her husband. They are 'regulars' there as they were greeted by everyone from the greeter and wait staff to the manager. The food was good and plentiful with good presentation. My wife had the scallops off the appetizer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Marvin B
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Kernersville, United States
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English first
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I visited Wilmington in 2013 and went to this restaurant. Our visit on 8/14/2015 was just as good. This is by far one on the best values in the Wilmington area. Food and service were great for our dinner meal. Will come back again.

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Kernersville, United States
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We were there on Sunday afternoon (August 16, 2015) with my wife's cousin and her husband. They are 'regulars' there as they were greeted by everyone from the greeter and wait staff to the manager. The food was good and plentiful with good presentation. My wife had the scallops off the appetizer menu and they were excellent. I had the... More 

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Morrisville, NC
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115 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We ended up here as everything was so crowded and packed and we are glad that we did! This place is good. I got the pork chop special and it was very good and very filling. Our server was fantastic. The restaurant was clean and spacious and there was plenty of parking:) It is has good value for the amount... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Really nice on the inside. They have a little bit of everything to eat. The crab dip appetizer was amazing!! Good vibes. The burgers were cooked well. Very nice staff!!

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Rockwood, Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Convenient location to hotel, clean, prices are good the friendly staff were wonderful and of course the food was Great!

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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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New York City, New York
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25 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?