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RuckerJohns Restaurant

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5564 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this restaurant because they have a great variety of foods and appetizers. Great atmosphere. Food is excellent and they have a good variety.

Thank Diane W
Mercer, Pennsylvania
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110 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Met friends here and enjoyed some really great food. Started with a basket of croissants, they were great...our entrees ranged from pork chops to ribs to crab cakes to shrimp all would be highly recommended...definitely try here

Thank Otter421
Wilmington, North Carolina
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant highly visible from road, maybe a little twist in getting there, but if service and good food are your real destination, then this is the place you are looking for and won't mind getting to again and again. Staff, engaging and exceptionally sincere in all that they do to make one welcome and comfortable

Thank parhamh
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our favorite place to stop and eat on the way to the beach. Great food, decent prices and great service. We'll be back next trip

Thank Samantha R
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favorite restaurant when in town to visit family. We are able to seat a group of seven or more without difficulty. The varied food selection provides something for each of us to like. You can get soup and salad, steak, a variety of chicken dishes - even shrimp and grits. The servers are friendly and attentive. There... More 

Thank ebinde
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best food we have ever eaten at a restaurant. Service was equally great. Highly recommend visiting this restaurant.

Thank katidawn
Leland, North Carolina
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favorite place for a family because for 20+ years food and service have been both good and reliable. Order the tuna as it is always fresh or the blackjack steak. The kick-em-up shrimp appetizer is delicious. The salad is a customer favorite and comes with a honey coated croissant. Be daring and try the Cajun Catalina dressing.

Thank EKCovan
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167 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a late Sunday lunch with friends. The Cajun Shrimp wrap was delicious. It was filled with large, sweet shrimp. It wasn't uncomfortably spicy either. The sweet potato fries are amazing. Some things on the menu are pricey but the wrap was a good value.

Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good ..Hot bacon dressing is delicious although the salads are smaller than use to be.Waitress we had was very unfriendly. No eye contact and very rushed The air either wasn't on or turned up too high.We were so hot...uncomfortable in there..so I gave it 3 stars.Wont be back for awhile.

Thank Dennis R
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

It was a Saturday night and the place was quite packed. We took this as a good sign. Our server was nice enough, but appeared so overwhelmed that when she checked on us, it was basically a "drive-by", not really expecting us to say anything. Fortunately, the rib-eye sandwich and sweet potato fries kept me busy and it didn't matter.... More 

Thank Gayle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?