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"Caribbean-influenced fare with a seafood emphasis served in colorful digs with a two story deck." Jack Mackerels offers casual dining in a festive atmosphere! From USDA Choice grade steaks to locally sourced seafood we serve only the freshest creations. Sit inside or out and enjoy the sea-breeze as you taste our award winning chowder or fresh seafood dishes. Jack Mackerels cooks up the best seafood, steaks, burgers, and chicken on Pleasure Island and with the freshest ingredients and an island touch, our guests consistently keep coming back for more. Experience outside or inside seating or sit at our spacious bar. Escape to paradise at Jack Mackerels Island Grill, in the Heart of Kure Beach!
PRICE RANGE
US$9 - US$34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Caribbean, Bahamian, American, Cajun & Creole, Bar
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Waterfront, Beach
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Carry out due to covid. Chicken fingers and chips. Chips were soggy due to carry out in aluminum pan. Maybe try packing the chips separate would help? Chips and fries have old bay seasoning on if you have a picky eater. Ordered dessert and got...none so my husband had to go back in and get. Key Lime pie had green gel and something that looked like a caramel sauce on it 🤷🏼‍♀️ I would try something else the next time.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 29 November 2020

we stopped by this afternoon for drinks and snacks. They had measures in place to help protect staff and patrons. Service was friendly, quick, and efficient. We ordered wine and a Millionaire Margarita and were pleased with both. I had a cup of the seafood...chowder and really enjoyed it. We started out in the bar but it was crowded and we decided to move to the outside patio. Staff helped us and were veryfriendly. We will go back Prices are very reasonabl.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 10 October 2020

Five of us dropped in for lunch yesterday (9 October 2020). At the hostess station, we were required to have our hands sprayed with hand sanitizer. I liked that! (I do carry my own in my purse). We asked to sit inside, as it was...pretty windy. We sat in the back room and were all alone for a while. Another group came in and were seated at the far end of the room. My friend and I shared a pound of steamed shrimp. The others ordered the grouper wrap; plus one order of the Cheshire pork belly appetizers, in which we all shared. Everything was very good, including the service. Oh, it was one of my friend's birthday, so the waitress brought out a chocolate cake. How nice!! It feels great to be eating out again during these Covid times; as long as we continue to select restaurants that follow safe practices.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. It is a beachy, funky place with good food and good service. The salmon club sandwich is delicious! The seafood chowder is well done, too.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 5 September 2020 via mobile

This place never disappoints! The food is always delicious and the service is great! My steak last night was cooked perfectly and was so delicious! I always visit multiple times when I’m in Kure Beach!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 17 August 2020 via mobile

Appreciated all of the extra measures taken to provide a safe and enjoyable lunch. Food was fresh and service was prompt and friendly.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

Ordered Ribeye and sirloin neither were good nor cooked right! First was over cooked second was under cooked. Ordered fish of the day(Wahoo) way over cooked. The beer was good service was good!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

Ahh to be back in Kure Beach after a few years and to find Jack Mackeral's still open...it doesn't get much better! It is a little pricey, but we only get here every few years on a visit to family. We love the location which...is just a block from the beach and always walk out on the Kure Beach fishing pier either before or after we eat. We have been here for both lunch and supper. My son and I both chose the lunch special which was a fried Grouper basket. We ate it all and loved it. My wife had a fried scallop and shrimp combo and was very pleased, my brother-in-law also chose a combo and ate all his fried scallops and oysters and my sister-in-law had the shrimp scampi which she says is her "norm". She declared it the best she has had. All in law it was a nice lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 26 July 2020

We tried to take into consideration that Covid has placed extra burdens on everyone, especially restaurants. However, compared to every other place we visited on our week-long trip, this one just didn't measure up. Slow service. Decent food, but not worth the prices. I'm never...a fan for up-charges on meal modifications so that didn't help. I can't say we'll never go again, but it's not a place we're eager to revisit.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 9 July 2020

We had the beef and reef special and enjoyed our meal. The shrimp stuffed with crab was delicious. Steak was good. Mixed veg were ok. Potato tasted old. Service was pretty poor. Seemed to be doing well with distancing but waitress was distracted and slow.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Paula B
4 January 2019|
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Danny here, Chef at Jacks. There is the link to our full menu on our website. Thank you!!
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3 August 2018|
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Danny here, Chef at Jacks. There is the link to our full menu on our website. Thank you!!
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Brian H
18 July 2018|
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Danny here, Chef at Jacks. There is the link to our full menu on our website. Thank you!! All of our pastas can be done with Gluten free pasta.
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