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8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
+1 252-354-2413
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“croissants” (95 reviews)
“salad” (128 reviews)
“honey butter” (15 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The redo of the former place is great. The new atmosphere is excellent. The food was a bit over spiced....too salty or too peppery for our liking, but it was a nice change to the norm. We had the potato skins for apps and they...More

Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Employee at our nearby hotel recommended RuckerJohns for dinner. We were pleased with our choices and waitress even brought me a sample of a menu item I had expressed an interest in but did not order. Food arrived quickly and was hot. Waitress kept close...More

Thank BoaterChick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always come to Rucker's for celebratory dinners. The food here is delicious, the wait staff are always pleasant and on top of their game. The atmosphere is relaxed and the pricing is just right.

Thank ibstangnit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious. Wait staff was very friendly and atmosphere great. I highly recommend trying this restaurant when you are in Emerald Isle, NC.

Thank Buffy L
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Food wasn't amazing but wasn't bad either. I don't think it was worth all the hype it gets. It was just okay.

Thank elizabethmN7760YT
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Good food and service. This was a lunch visit, nice varied menu. The music was so loud when we arrived that we would have left but this was about only restaurant open after hurricane. After a short while the music did soften a bit and...More

Thank NC2CUN
Reviewed 16 September 2018

My husband & I ate here a few days ago. We didn't have a reservation, so we had a drink at the bar & waited about 20 minutes for a table. Our waitress, Amanda, was the BEST. She was on the ball, friendly, helpful, professional...More

Thank Cathy K
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The trip to E.I was a chance for staunch northern living grandparents never moving south permanently to catch up with equally stubborn southern living kids and grandkids at a beach location. After both driving for considerable hours the choice was made to eat at Rucker...More

1  Thank 02cmenow
Reviewed 7 September 2018

I'll keep this simple - everything here is great. From the croissants to the salads to the main courses and the desserts too. Tried a great craft beer from Asheville brewery - Highland Gaelic Ale. Highly recommend. Even bought a case of it at the...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

My friends and I lucked into the fabulous restaurant! Let me begin by saying the service was incredible. Our waitress was so very patient with us as we asked questions about everything on the menu and the island. She made recommendations that were spot on....More

Thank Kanitacrowder
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6 October 2016|
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Response from anonymoussfh | Reviewed this property |
It's in the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center which is anchored by a Food Lion.
Joan E
24 July 2016|
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Response from Bob D | Reviewed this property |
Do not know about bringing the dog, but they have a nice outside patio area.
8 November 2015|
Response from robert r | Reviewed this property |
I would be shocked if they don't, it's probably the most popular dining spot at the largest shopping center in Emerald Isle. Bob Ross
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Emerald Isle
  • Phone Number: +1 252-354-2413
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