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Giggling Mackerel Seafood Grille - CLOSED

65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
+1 910-575-0902
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“seafood” (16 reviews)
“waterway” (8 reviews)
“deck” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Set up top on the deck over looking the waterway and you could see most of the Isle, the food was really good and I had the soft shell crab sandwich (definitely would order it again. Good service and reasonably priced.

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We used to come here several times while vacationing nearby. However, since the ownership change a few years ago we haven't been back. The waitstaff is very young, the menu options are extremely limited, and you can't even really get seafood here. It's ok for...More

Thank Diana M
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I come here at least once every year! I love this spot because upstairs there is an amazing view of the Bay Area where they rent out boats and jet skis!! The scenery is beautiful and the food is amazing! Love love love it!!

Thank kdogslilgurl
Reviewed 3 December 2014

The food is somewhere between fair to good & most should be satisfied. It really isn't too bad, just not particularly good. Service seems to be consistently very good. The attraction is the views of the waterway & island - this is prime real estate....More

Thank cruisedoc1
Reviewed 4 November 2014

An expensive, rather plain menu..filled with items fresh off the frozen food truck, great views, fun atmosphere, roof top bar and waterside setting make happy hour happy

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Very fresh...terrific shrimp, crab cakes, and mahi mahi. Small inside, but you are able to takeout and adjourn to the upper deck and eat.

Thank Harley3904
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

We visited there for the first time this year. We were the first ones at the restaurant when it opened and had to wait to be seated because the staff were busy playing cards in the dining room. Terrible seafood, very overpriced and not very...More

1  Thank Jada L
Reviewed 22 September 2014 via mobile

Many vacationers dine on their visit to Ocean Isle Beach, as it is still on the island, has a nice rooftop area, and contains a nice view of the intracostal waterway. However, the inside is nothing special. There are daily alcohol specials. I had the...More

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 12 September 2014

The Giggling Mackerel has a lot of things going for it. The highest rooftop deck on OIB. An air-conditioned option on the main floor (2nd level above ground). Right on the intercoastal with slips, gas, jet ski & boat rentals right there as well as...More

Thank Mark-in-NC
Reviewed 24 August 2014

The BLT my daughter got had bacon fat no bacon. I had a Rueben and slaw and the Rueben was salty and the slaw was dry. We waited 25 minutes for our meal and were the only ones there. Their ranking of 20th out of...More

Thank Pbhiller
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$24
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-575-0902
  • E-mail
Join us on our 3rd Floor Tiki Bar where the coldest Beer and Southern Hospitality awaits you. Located under the bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway. Open Thursday - Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm.
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