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RuckerJohns Restaurant

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5564 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412-2606
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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Concord, NC
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food here is wonderful! Alot of choices to be made but you cant make the wrong decision when you eat here.

Thank dcriscoe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great family restaurant. I enjoy stopping in for a quick bite on Monday's for half priced Boneless Chicken Bites.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is a bit uninspired and the beer selection is redundant and very poor given the number of options now available in this county. However the salad, my pork chops, the Cajun chicken Alfredo and especially the fried shrimp were all excellent (crab dip was only mediocre) and the staff was impressive. We had a party of twelve and... More 

Thank CWalton159
Bristol, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick lunch and it was ok, nothing to really comment about and doubt I will go back. I had the American Burger and Fries which is what you would expect but nothing outstanding.

Thank FamilyofArchers
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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170 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 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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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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 July 10, 2016 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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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 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

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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, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
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 Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412-2606
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?