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“Nice atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
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Jackie's American Grill
9106 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
(252) 354-8111
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Ranked #19 of 32 Restaurants in Emerald Isle
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Cape Coral, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This new restaurant is very updated and modern. We had a large group of people and we were seated right away. Our server was very good and knowledgable. Some of our group thought the food was fantastic and others thought it was just good. It was a little pricey.

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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delightful Dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great place to sit outdoors and have a beer to take in the coastal night air. Prompt service and good food. White cheddar orzo Mac N Cheese- a must !

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“So good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We were just driving through Emerald Isle and came across Jackie's Grill. My husband and I both loved our lunches! I had a breakfast croissant with mac n' cheese as my side. It was made with white cheddar and was amazing. My husband had one of their burgers and said it was the best he had ever had.

Visited July 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“First Restaurant for Anorexia's”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

As frequent visitors to Emerald Isle for the past 30 years and enjoying dinners out, as we stated this is definitely the first restaurant made just for Anorexia's! Portions small and not worth the money!

Let's start with the menu; Very confusing, had to ask the waiter to explain many of the items...First of all, what are "Jag Fries" .... after trying them... something different, but should have been served HOT. Secondly what are "Toasties"... again an explanation was needed. And what is "Jag"? Used often as a food description.

They call it an "American Bar & Grill"... The only thing relating to the "American Grill" was the Hamburger... and where were the Chicken Wings?... the only thing close that was offered was pork shanks and they called it Wings... Goat cheese was an ingredient in many of the selections.. how is that American?... And the only bar we saw was a 10 stool at the restaurant entrance.

As we mentioned the menu needed more explanation... Let's look at the salads.. should they spell it out that the salads portions should have been labels "side salads" small and stingy in portions. The "Jag Wedge" .. described with butter lettuce, avocado, tomato, bacon.. well to our surprise we barely could fine the 2 pieces of butter lettuce, the 1 grape tomato cut in half, couldn't find the piece of avocado and the smoked bacon pieces were so overwhelming that we had to pick them out before we gaged, that was all for $8.00. Now the Chicken salad for $11 was tasteless and mushy, and of course... a dollop on the plate. We left hungry and dissatisfied.

A Good thing for the restaurant owners...they must save $$ on take out boxes, because there won't be left overs or there is nothing worth taking home. Will NOT return!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

We have been there a couple times on dinner dates. I don't mind spending a lil extra for a meal if we know it's going to be something memorable. I was looking forward to this being a favorite place, but it's the very opposite. The jag fries were good and interesting. But, I've always waited a long time for food. The portions are a little stingy for the price. I can get over that. I can't get over the high mixed drink and beer price, come on, it's the beach. The interior is blah, loud, and not comfortable. Do not get the lobster roll. And the way over cooked burger we had tasted like it was cooked on a dirty grill and/or rolled in an ash tray. The scallops were good and so was the Cajun pasta. But the lousy service, very long wait for food (as we watched others who were there later eat and leave way before us) and the awful stomach ache afterward will assure I will not be a regular patron. I really wish this place was more of a lot of things.

Visited May 2014
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