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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
“mackerel” (71 reviews)
“seafood” (92 reviews)
“shrimp” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

went for my brothers 21st birthday, first off if a group of locals choose your restaurant to celebrate such a big event in someone's life, they must have had good expectations. Had a dinner reservation, still had to wait an hour. We agreed to sit...More

Thank Deanna T
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Went there for a friends 21st birthday with about 20 others for dinner/drinks. Had the best waiter in the world-Mike Williams. This guy went above and beyond to make sure that we had everything and anything we needed. Mike even went across the street to...More

Thank Dani W
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The food wasn't horrible but it wasn't something I'd go ranting and raving about. For the price I'd just went to Freddie's. The service was acceptable but could have been better. Would I eat there again? Yes if I wasn't paying.

Thank Jaye S
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We drove from Southport to Wilmington and then down to Kure beach. We decided to try a restaurant at Kure beach after walking on the pier. It was good seafood but the shrimp were on the smaller size, larger than calabash shrimp but not as...More

1  Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We were seated with no wait. Much larger inside that what it appears from the street. Lunch selections were right up our alley! Cajun shrimp mango quesadillas were wonderful! Service was excellent..not too much..not too little. A little pricey but portion sizes were good.

Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and had the blue burger and Cajun burger and our daughter had clams. We loved our burgers! Service (Jason) was on point. Restaurant was clean and had a nice decor. We will go back! I saw a nice looking salad...More

Thank Carrie G
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Good food and service with a nice atmosphere. Right next to the beach. There's a reason this place has been around so long.

Thank Chelsea J
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to Jack Mackerels as we drove down from Carolina Beach. We were told the wait was 20 min but we were sat in less than 5. The restaurant was very busy. We started with he crab dip. It was more like a...More

Thank aschoono
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Great place in Kure Beach, so get there early. It gets busy after 5pm. Reasonable prices for a typical beach tourist town. Best clam strips I've ever had. Everything we had was great and service was fantastic. They are super fast too and you get...More

Thank ChristinaM41_12
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

My family decided to ride up to Kure Beach to go to the aquarium on the last day of our vacation. We weren't sure where we would eat lunch, but someone recommended this little place, and we are so glad we tried it! It was...More

1  Thank Pinkie13
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Questions & Answers
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
David P
14 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
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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