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Jack Mackerel's Island Grill

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113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great dinner. We love the seafood and chicken We go there everytime we are in the area. It is convenient to the pier. Staff is very friendly and the food is awesome.

Thank Wade S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here every year. Great staff. Very friendly. Wonderful food. Go early if you want somewhere to park. Close to the pier.

Thank Susan D
Seattle, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch was had by all. Fantastic fried oyster po boy, black an blue Berger was to die for, and the ceviche was unbelievable!!

Thank Rose G
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is enjoyed by both locals and vacationers. It offers an interesting variety of foods in a casual and friendly atmosphere.

Thank Martha S
Randleman, North Carolina
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had dinner here with a friend and was seated quickly. The service was good but I thought the food quality was low. I ordered the salmon and found it dry. It tasted more like some frozen fish that they had prepared instead of fresh fish. I was under the impression that the seafood would be fresher at the beach.... More 

Thank Karen T
San Diego, California
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319 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with family - they quickly seated the 7 of us, and the service was excellent. The menu selections were standard beach/seafood fare. I ordered the PoBoy sandwich, which came with either fried oysters or shrimp. It was great, with lots of shrimp and a delicious sauce. All the plates were cleaned at my table, so the consensus was that... More 

Thank Jack B
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed peel and eat shrimp as well as calamari after a day of hiking the Hermit's trail. It was tasty and timely, but quite pricey. Service was excellent. Parking was decent as it was Spring Break,

Thank Jonni H
Los Angeles
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here and it was okay, but compared to other restaurants nearby, it wasn't the best. The indoor seating is dim, and because their deck has two stories, the bottom level is shaded -- and the day we went, the upper level was closed so we couldn't enjoy the sunshine. Our server seemed inexperienced and was waaaaay overly-anxious/attentive... More 

Thank planestrainsandaut2s
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108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outside lower level seating gives you a view of the street and the one traffic light in Kure Beach, but it is walking distance to the pier and the beach. Had Smokehouse sandwich and Calypso wings. No GF options really, but decent portions for the price. No GF beer to go with the wings :-( If the upper deck is... More 

Thank Janice G
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After visiting the Fort Fisher Museum, we found ourselves at Jack Mackerel's for lunch. Let's start by saying you are in an area where the shrimp are plentiful so have some of the shrimp! The portions were substantial and very good. We enjoyed a variety of dishes between the four of us and everyone was done just right and good.... More 

Thank Dave S

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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
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?