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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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“mackerel” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (92 reviews)
“shrimp” (60 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We arrived about 7:30 and the pace was packed. My husband went in to get a buzzer. There were three women with their backs to him fussing over the list of people waiting and he could not get acknowledged. He came back outside and our...More

Thank PAHealthy-Traveler
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Upon the recommendation from someone in the pier shop, our family visited here for lunch on a Thursday midday. The food was delicious and well-priced. Our waitress was friendly and professional, knowing when to stop by our table (and not to). We enjoyed the beach...More

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

The food was a too greasy and heavy for a hot summer day. The lighting was poor but the staff was friendly. Needed a little better lighting. Disappointing.

Thank MenaDance
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We got there early and the place was less than half full. Seated promptly and promptly forgotten. A nice woman came by and asked if our drink orders were taken, no. Apologized and said they were in "transition". Okay. More minutes passed and then the...More

Thank casehughes
Danny R, Executive Chef, Kitchen Manager at Jack Mackerel's Island Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

First off let me apologize for your experience at Jacks, as I take a lot of pride in the food that comes out of my kitchen. I am not sure as to the confusion with the waitress/ service issue but I will look into it....More

Reviewed 4 July 2016

Excellent lunch menu until 4:00pm!!! Reasonably priced, friendly service. We were adventurous and tried the steak sandwich - it was great and quite filling!!!

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a beer and wings. Very personable bar tender. Nice selection of craft beers and fully stocked with top shelf liquors. Will be back to try the restaurant.

Thank tarheel0711
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Arrived right after 11 am. Comfortable inside seating Too hot to sit on patio. Waterfront but not ocean view. Very reasonable brunch menu. Sausage biscuits and gravy good but could have used spicier sausage - a little bland Oyster po boy sandwich was excellent. Service...More

Thank KittyKellie
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Great place for seafood,plus the service is very good,the only thing about the place it is kind of pricey,other than that very nice place to eat.

Thank Allen E
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Food is okay. Price is outrageous for the quality. Environment is nice, and the outside seating is really cool. Overall not bad

1  Thank Corbett H
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I have been here twice for lunch and enjoyed it very much! I love a good burger and they did not disappoint! The burger was perfect and the fries were outstanding. The portion sizes are large. The servers are always great.

Thank Deb L
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Questions & Answers
David P
15 July 2017|
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Response from Danny R | Property representative |
Danny Rose here, head chef at Jacks, great answers from everyone, you all pretty much covered it. Being at the beach we are very busy during the season and still can get really busy during the off season. Your best bet is... More
Maggie S
10 August 2016|
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Response from Danny R | Property representative |
We do have a new pasta alternative, a gluten free Fusilli that is a rice pasta and can be substitited in any of our pasta dishes and our Alfredo sauce is gluten free as well. And as Jan M. said above we have great salads... More
Danny R
13 June 2016|
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Response from Elaine 8 | Reviewed this property |
Great place to enjoy a meal with friends. I hope they kept the seafood lasagna and the shrimp wrapped in bacon. Look forward to the new menue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, 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: +1 910-458-7668
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