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Jack Mackerel's Island Grill

113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
+1 910-458-7668
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (94 reviews)
“shrimp” (63 reviews)
“mackerel” (9 reviews)
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Caribbean, Bahamian, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a drink and stayed for a couple more. Our cottage rental was within walking distance so that was a bonus. The inside looks like the inside of a ship, nice and cozy. The bar area is inviting. Our bartender made the...More

Thank clover624
Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending some time at Fort Fisher we stopped here for lunch and completely enjoyed ourselves! Excellent wait staff, Great food too. A Must stop next trip to the area!

Thank John C W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate there 2 nights in a row. Food is great. Staff is helpful and friendly. We had fried shrimp, peel and eat shrimp, crabcake sandwich, and steak. All was yummy!

Thank Wade S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and order the shrimp and mango quesadilla and one of their yummy desserts! The chocolate cake is to die for.

Thank CarrieMaeBerry
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I've been there a couple of times this year during trips to the area. The service was great and the food was wonderful. The portions are huge! Wednesday nights in the off-season they offer a 40% discount. Get there early as it's very popular and...More

Thank EllyM
Reviewed 5 November 2017

My husband and I have been going to Jack Mackerel's for over 10 years. The food was always exceptional. We had dinner there this evening and it was a lousy experience. They were out of clam strips (what we went for), the crab cake was...More

Thank Brandy M
Danny R, Chef, Social Media, Customer Satisfaction manager at Jack Mackerel's Island Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Brandy, I hate to hear that your experience was not what you have come expect from us here at Jacks and I want to do what ever I can to make it right and gain your appreciation back. I was off last night and have...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent (great portions) and so are the drinks. The atmosphere is great and the staff is eager to please. The only reason it’s a four rating instead of five is because the seating inside is a bit snug. Otherwise, I loved it.

Thank KellyJ1425
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Food is outstanding. We ordered two seafood dinner's with two tea's. Total $60 plus tip. I had flounder and shrimp with slaw and bake potato. My husband had oysters, scallops, and shrimp with fries and slaw. Portions were large and food did not have that...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Very nice and clean. Island atmosphere. One block from beach and fishing pier. Food was very good, reasonable price for beach area. Good wait crew. Thursday is prime rib special night. Very ample amount of food for the price. Have been more than once and...More

Thank Monk55
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We stopped here for a light lunch near the pier and ate in the bar area. Service was quick and friendly. We loved the fun, colorful tiki theme. We got Caesar salad (very fresh and good dressing) and the crab dip with pita. All good...More

Thank Susan_7654
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Nearby Attractions
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
1,102 reviews
4.32 km away
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
416 reviews
3.14 km away
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
520 reviews
4.10 km away
Kure Beach Pier
358 reviews
.11 km away
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24 October 2017|
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Response from Danny R | Property representative |
Hello all, Danny Rose here. Head Chef at Jacks. 40 % off entrees started the first Wednesday in October and will run until spring. It is our way of "Giving Back" to the community. But don't forget about... More
Cynthia H
12 October 2017|
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Response from Danny R | Property representative |
Hello all, Danny Rose here. Head Chef at Jacks. 40 % off entrees started the first Wednesday in October and will run until spring. It is our way of "Giving Back" to the community. But don't forget about........ Monday is... More
Jamie C
25 August 2017|
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Response from Danny R | Property representative |
We do have a couple of different hummus plates as well as our heart pasta that we could leave out the Mozzarella cheese on and it is delicious. And a few salad options as well that could be made with out cheese. Hope this... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$34
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 910-458-7668
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