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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%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (87 reviews)
“shrimp” (61 reviews)
“quesadillas” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Caribbean, Bahamian, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our recent visit to jack mackerels. The service was excellent and the food fresh. My husband had fried oysters and he said they were cooked well. I had fish and chips and it was really good. Excellent choice for lunch.

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Third time here. Enjoy the food!! Would like to see the carpet and colors change. Bright white soft greens. But who am I?? Keep carpet swept and areas where children just sat maybe give that a once over. Really we haven't been disappointed eating here...More

1  Thank Fourborngirls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for dinner considering it is only one of a handful of places on Kure to eat. Upon receiving the menu we noticed everything is extremely overpriced. Husband had oysters and were not what he expected, so the manager came...More

Thank grace_ratliff
Danny R, Chef at Jack Mackerel's Island Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It makes me very unhappy to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience here at Jacks as we take a great deal of pride in our food and service and the overall operation. As far as it being "extremely overpriced" I would be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pricey. Yellow tuna was great. Service wasn't anything to write home about. Wasn't crazy about seafood bisque, tasted flours.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in here and loved it! We were in the area and decided to stop here for lunch. So glad we did! They have an attractive outdoor area, shaded with ceiling fans. Good service and drink specials. I ordered the grouper special with their...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hubby and I were visiting the coast, and on the recommendation of our hotel decided to stop here for a quick bite. We opted to sit outside, which may or may not have been a good idea. The wind was blowing quite mightily - later...More

Thank wearymom3
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I had the mahi mahi special which was good but not cheap at 27 dollars. My wife had grilled shrimp that were good, but had way too much buttter. Very very nice service. Would definitely go back.

Thank oliverlevitt
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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