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RuckerJohns Restaurant

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5564 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412-2606
+1 910-452-1212
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

By far the best tenders in Wilmington. The mushrooms and both cuts of fries are also delicious. They give you your money's worth and fill your plate. If you are wanting a good salad, try the deb or chicken salad. It is really good.

Thank Barion B
Camden, South Carolina
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always go to Rucker Johns when we are visiting Wilmington. However, last week we got the rib eye steaks and they were awful. It wasn't bad because of the way it was cooked; it was bad because there was more fat on the plate than there was steak. Our steaks were very thin and full of fat everywhere. I... More 

Thank Diane B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice service. The food is average. You want to plan to have an early dinner because the place gets filled-up quickly.

Thank J K
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Only 20 minutes from the beach, RJ had great food and a wonderful staff and hosts. The food was perfect !!

Thank ejciv62
Hampton Roads, Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a very nice dinner with very little wait time as this place seems to be very popular. Management was very evident and helpful.

Thank slfteach
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

we sat at the bar and had a great beer or two, we had the crisp breads which were really tastey. the staff were really helpful and engaging we had a great night here and would recommend this restaurant/bar and would certainly return.

Thank katyguest2016
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I love this place. Any type of American food you ever dreamed of done to perfection !! Very friendly hostess and staff. Dawn the bartender is sweet as honey.

Thank jackl7772017
Wilmington, North Carolina
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170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I got Crystal Coast Chicken with squash & zucchini and a salad. The homemade dressing is delicious and we got croissants on the side. They are the best!

Thank krissypoo79
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly Staff and great food at a fare a price. Baked potato loaded and prime rib was excellent. Late night happy hour was an unexpected plus.

Thank SuttonsParadise
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went with a few friends for a late lunch and beers. They had a decent beer selection and the beer was ice cold, just like I like it. I had the Carolina Burger. It was excellent. Service at the bar was top notch.

Thank timothyp654

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5564 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington, NC 28412-2606
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-452-1212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?