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“Excellent food and atmosphere”

Jack Mackerel's Island Grill
Ranked #3 of 8 Restaurants in Kure Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $34
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Excellent selection of lunch menu items. Seasoned perfectly and plenty to eat. Staff was friendly, prompt and professional.

Thank Sharingsmiles
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Reviewed August 17, 2014

Carried my wife for her birthday. Could not have asked for a better waiter, and the food was just down right GREAT. My wife had a 3 combo and I had a 2 combo seafood. It was so good and so much we both could not eat everything. Yes it is beach prices. Jack MacKerels is a must try.

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Thank Blane W
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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a long day and was glad to get to beach and get some chow. We were never to Jack Mackerels before. The person who greeted us was very nice. Showed us a table near a bunch of screaming children. We asked for a table with less bedlam. We ate in bar which was pleasant. The ceiling is wood and looks like interior of old boat. Waitress was great. Took our drink order and told us daily specials. I got seafood platter and my wife ordered shrimp scampi. Both were very good. Very tropical feel. Go early avoid the wait. We caught last ferry back to Southport. Looking forward to taking friends and family to JM's

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Thank LarryR568
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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice meal! Great steak, very tender. Excellent scallops and shrimp! Large portions! The atmosphere was loud and the lemon drop was too strong.

Thank wolfrocketmoma
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Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a very friendly establishment, nice bar and a good vibe going on. We ate here four or five times and our feelings are mixed. Firstly the burgers are really great, excellent in fact. Also the snow crab pot was good value and very good, as good as anywhere in Kure beach. The issue is the shrimp and clam dishes where everything is fried heavily. I guess when we go to a seafood resteraunt we expect large shrimp in shells, lobster and oysters in shell also but here we didn't get this. Perhaps our expectations are top high but with the Shucking Shack in Carolina Beach able to do this, I think Jack Macks are missing an opportunity to do mainstream excellent seafood with shells on. Still it's a nice place and we went back many times so please don't take this as negative, just it could be more positive!

Thank Matthew G
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