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RuckerJohns

8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
+1 252-354-2413
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“croissants” (91 reviews)
“salad” (63 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
8700 Emerald Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2400
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It has been a tradition for several years now to eat at Rucker Johns when we visit Emerald Isle. The food is excellent and we love the atmosphere. We always make sure we get their honey buttered crescents. They also had a live band which...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on our way to Fort Macon. Friendly staff and good selection on the menu. We really like the decor. It was modern, yet rustic. We sat in a curved booth, which was very comfortable. The burger was flavorful and the...More

Thank xplrmor4me
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit Emerald Isle for one week a year and always include dinner at Rucker Johns in our plans. They have remodeled the restaurant and it didn't seem as formal as in the past. The food is good but not spectacular, the servers are pleasant,...More

Thank 3CTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago

Been going for years and years. A place I always would take guest and family if I wanted a Great Meal. No longer can I say this. Last several times I have been service has been slow and must have hired a new chef because...More

Thank jchaney57
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Grwat dinner at rucker johns. We always come back here when we visit the island. Great ribs, great deserts, and great seafood! We will definitely be back. We likw the new design and layout of the restaurant.

Thank Nicholas M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First thing that strikes you when you walk in is the sleek modern, if stark, decor. (It begs for a good interior designer.) Our party of 8 split some tasty breaded mushrooms. Most of us had seafood - kids had shrimp and some had the...More

Thank Grandma_Hinckley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and large portions. The shrimp and grits are a must try! newly remodeled dining room.

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with our two teenagers and cousin. The food is okay, but you have to be patient. They told us there was a 30 minute wait for the 5 of us, but there were quite a few open table. We went back inside...More

Thank Anna J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Rucker John's twice since the re-model over the winter of 2016-2017. The food is still the same and I can't quite figure out if all the work done to remodel made it better or worse but it is different. My personal...More

Thank Luvsdsea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress at the hightop Jenelle, who was also the bartender, was exceptional and we wanted for nothing. The food was top notch and it is highly suggested!

Thank Lairen F
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
skdavis1954
Since Rucker John's is not visible from the highway, what landmark should I look for to find the restaurant? Is there a mile marker close by?
6 October 2016|
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Response from Scott H | Reviewed this property |
It's in the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center which is anchored by a Food Lion.
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Joan E
Do you,have an outside eating area so we can bring our small dog?
25 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.
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scottmj28539
Will you be serving Thanksgiving Dinner?
8 November 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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