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Jack Mackerel's Island Grill

) #2 of 6 Restaurants in Kure Beach ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
113 K Ave, Kure Beach, NC 28449-3614
+1 910-458-7668
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
3 days ago
“Great food”
4 days ago
“Pricey but good ”
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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171 - 180 of 658 reviews

Reviewed 22 May 2016

Again what can be wrong with BACON especially when it is wrapped around grilled shrimp, along with grilled pineapple and rice. Absolutely the best key lime pie i have ever had, better then key west key lime pie. Serving staff is friendly, courteous , and...More

Thank Elaine 8
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

The crab dip was amazing! I had such high hopes for the rest of the meal but it turned out that the appetizer was the only good thing. Our server was rude, distracted and disappeared for large stretches of time. The fried fish and fried...More

Thank TeresaE09
Reviewed 18 May 2016

We usually go here at least once during our stay and enjoy the food. Until this last visit....... I entered through the front door and was met by a sign telling me to go to the hostess station in back which I did. The hostess...More

Thank SanFranFan82
Danny R, Manager at Jack Mackerel's Island Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2016

Let me first apologize about your experience and say that we would love the opportunity to make it up to you. As I am the the head chef/kitchen manager I really am happy that the food was good and I thank you for mentioning it....More

Reviewed 15 May 2016

albeit the atmosphere is rather drab. I've had the Mahi sub several times and have yet to be disappointed. Additionally, the service was excellent. If you want a place without beach atmosphere but a good beer and food selection, try out Jack Mackerel's!

Thank Frank R
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I want to thank Mike our server for making our experience absolutely great. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxing.

Thank howze l
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Sometimes the service can mean as much to me as the food. Harry really does do his job like he loves it. No fake smiles. The food he serves deserves his pride. The crab dip with soft pita points was rich and delicious. I've never...More

Thank booyall
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Went there on a Sunday night around 7pm. Had a few tables but was far from busy. Slow service, took about 50 min to get our meal, but we weren't in a hurry. Food portions were generous, decently priced.

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Busy restaurants during off season at the beach is always a good sign, and Jack Mackerel's did not let us down. Unannounced, our group of 10 walked in around 8:00 p.m. We were seated and served drinks immediately, in spite of a 'clearly hopping place'....More

Thank vanduserm
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Holy moly the crab and lobster lasagna was great! I get it EVERY time I go to Kure Beach!!! Try it the next time you go! :) I'll see you in a few months Jack Mackerel's!

1  Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Many times its hard to find good food when traveling in high tourist areas. You are trapped. Reading reviews, it was ok, and we were going to try else where. however, our local friend dines here regularly when he hits the beach. So we had...More

Thank michele p
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Maggie S
My husband has celiac. Do you have gluten free options?
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
Danny R
Hello all!! Danny Rose here, new kitchen manager/ head chef at Jack Mackerels. Please be patient with us as we just recently changed/updated our menu and I/we are doing our best to get the old one taken down from TripAdvisor and the new one posted. In the mean time I have posted the new updated menu in the photo section of our page. You can also check us out on facebook Jack-Mackerels-Island-Grill-182192320817/ Thanks for all your patronage over the years and we look forward to many many more!!
12 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
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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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