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Jack Mackerel's Island Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian
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113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a brief pause from this place just going elsewhere, not for any other reason, returned today and it was better than before. Menu had changed a little. They put the shrimp burger back on the menu, changed the chicken sandwich for chicken lovers, added a Shrimp PoBoy, and the Shrimp and Mango Quesdadilla was no longer an appetizer but... More 

Thank metrack
Kure Beach, North Carolina
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Jack mackerels local favorite!! Food is good, fun atmosphere!! Great location in Kure Beach!! Stop in when you visit the beach!

Thank Teresa H
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53 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish and chips were great. It is a restaurant and bar but many tables away from the bar as well. There were very few chooses of restaurants that were open after Christmas but this was a good choice. The service was quick and efficient and the food was tasty.

Thank B B
Wilmington, North Carolina
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jack Mackerel's is an all-around great place to eat. I especially love the crab dip, but everything I have ever had there is delicious.

Thank krissypoo79
Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great corner restaurant in the heart of Kure beach right near the pier. Fun Caribbean, theme restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. Including an upstairs outside patio where you can feel the ocean breeze. The food is always on point from their seafood dishes to their steaks. Service is a bit slow at times but this isn't a fast food... More 

Thank bladelives
Syracuse, New York
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132 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there off season when most other places were closed. We were happy that such a comfortable place stayed open and still had a wide selection of seafood available. We were just there for appetizers and beer so we had steamed oysters and deep-fried fish pieces (I forget what they called them). We thought the atmosphere was fun and... More 

Thank Nigerdave
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We often visit the area and have passed this restaurant multiple times. So we finally tried it and we are mad we hadn't visit sooner. They have a solid menu with plenty of choices from chicken, steak lol, to seafood. I got a Mahi sandwich and it was perfectly cooked. My 6 year old order the fried clam strips on... More 

Thank ztd1989
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to give Jack Mackerel's a second try. The first time we went, my wife and I were seated in a section they should have called the "Kiddie Section". After being ignored for over fifteen minutes by wait staff, we left in disgust! So today, being off peak for the beach, we decided to give them a second try.... More 

Thank Stephen J
Belmont, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress (Lisa) was friendly, courteous, efficient, gave us excellent service and did I mention friendly? My husband had the Cajun shrimp quesadia and I had the shrimp scampi served on linguine. They were both very good. We will go there again.

Thank dafsgirl
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We eat at Jack Mackerels all the time. Eat rib eye steak anywhere. Crab legs great also. Give it a try.

Thank Mary K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Bahamian
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Kure Beach
  • Phone Number: 19104587668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?