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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” (69 reviews)
“seafood” (89 reviews)
“shrimp” (59 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
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Reviews (674)
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1 - 10 of 673 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

The flavors used in the food take you away to a tropical island. You can eat outside and feel the ocean breeze or inside. You're only a block away from the beach.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice decor pleasant service and good food. What more could you ask for. Full bar tables and booths full menu great luch stop for us.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for hors d'oeuvres and drinks . Have the crab dip very good . Atmosphere is very good and sit outside you will enjoy it .

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"Fresh" seafood? Maybe when it was caught and packed on the fishing boat a week earlier... Food was only room temperature. Waitress focused on larger parties, trolling for big tips. Wouldn't recommend this place. Go to the north end of Carolina Beach for better seafood.More

Danny R, Head Chef, Kitchen Manager, Social Media, Customer Satisfaction at Jack Mackerel's Island Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Not really sure how to respond to your review other than I apologize for the experience not being what you had hoped for. I would like to ask a question or two. First of, when you visited our place and were disappointed with you meal,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful menu with tons of choices. Great value for the money. Portions are huge. Burgers are outstanding. Seafood was very good. Long lines... be prepared to wait for group under 8, but worth it!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing! The good was the best yet. The Jumbi Shrimp skewers were to die for! We will be visiting again in the future! Great view from the outside balcony dining area. Loved it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our extremely large family dropped in while on vacation, and were treated exceptionally by all the staff, going so far as to recommend what the children might enjoy to taking pictures in awkward positions to fit all of us in the view. Delicious food all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with the family and it was very good! The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. The kids menu is your normal kid fare with crayons to color the page. The crab legs were some of the best I've had. Their fried shrimp was...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most diverse menus in the area. Food was good. Prices were good. Service was good. It is larger than it looks from the outside. It gets busy. We enjoyed it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our local family swore by the food- and they were right... but the service was awful. It took nearly a half hour just to get drinks (beers) and after asking twice for rounds of water we gave up- only to get them as we were...More

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Nearby Attractions
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
1,050 reviews
4.32 km away
Fort Fisher State Historic Site
388 reviews
3.14 km away
Carolina Beach Boardwalk
469 reviews
4.13 km away
Kure Beach Pier
324 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
David P
15 July 2017
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Response from B B | Reviewed this property
An early lunch or dinner around seven or eight. It is busy around prime meal times.
Maggie S
11 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

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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