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“good food - nice outside dinning”

Jack Mackerel's Island Grill
Ranked #2 of 8 Restaurants in Kure Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $34
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed May 4, 2009

food was well prepared - maybe because we ordered a selection of apps and salads the service was pretty slow - but the folks around us ordered regular entrees and they had them much quicker - but for a beach town the food was on the higher end and not the typical fried seafood -cranky kids kind of place so the slowness was not really a problem since the outside dinning area was pleasant

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Reviewed April 27, 2009

We were there on a Sunday night during "shoulder season"--late April. The night before was their annual street festival so we chose to avoid it that night due to the inevitable crowds. Our waiter confirmed they were "slammed". It was a quiet evening the night we were there even though we arrived around 7:00. The waiter was excellent, willing to accomodate special dietary needs within the restaurant's capabilities. Our party of 4 all had excellent seafood meals served promptly and efficiently. Definitely a repeat experience--especially given the limited number of restaurants in the area!

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Reviewed April 19, 2009

Jack Mackerel's is extraordinary. We don't give that type of a compliment lightly. We travel extensively around the world, and have enjoyed food at some of the finest restaurants in the world. Jack's is a great value, fun/casual atmosphere, and the seafood is wonderful (their ribs aren't too bad either!). Make sure this is a definite stop during your visit to Pleasure Island.

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Reviewed September 3, 2008

Sept 3, 2008. Someone recommended and we tried it. Happened to go on a Tuesday night when it was all you can eat Shrimp, steamed or fried. Found my wifes fried shrimp to be just about perfect. Nice and sweet with a light batter. My steamed shrimp were quite large and cooked in old bay seasoning. Service was quite good. Total bill not counting tip was $39. Cole slaw was also quite good as was the hand cut french fries. Lots of other things on the menu we didn't try, but we hadn't had shrimp in a while. Anyway, I'm sure there are a few cheaper places, but I had no problem with any part of the experience. PS> Nice bar also and the place was very clean.

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Reviewed August 28, 2008

We tried MacKerels because another restaurant we were going to was closed that evening. The ambiance is very tropical and the menu has a nice variety. I had the garlic sirloin which was pretty good. My wife did the shrimp scampi pasta, and she wasn't too happy with it, but it was edible. Service was nice and the atmosphere was very nice.

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