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Giggling Mackerel Seafood Grille - CLOSED

65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
+1 910-575-0902
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
8 Aug 2017
“Good meal and Scenary”
6 Jun 2017
“Mediocre since chance in ownership”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
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121 - 130 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 17 July 2012

Wonder view and neat atmosphere! As several reviews stated the restaurant is indeed on the noisy side but not so bad to keep us from going back. Our server was excellent and very friendly. We had both seafood and non-seafood meals and everyone enjoyed their...More

Thank BeachMom034
Reviewed 15 July 2012

atmosphere in the inside dining was very loud and "cafeteria like atmosphere". food was okay. if i go back i will try dining at the outside area.

Thank rebeccboone
Reviewed 12 July 2012

We went to the tiki bar upstairs one night, and had a great time. Our party had beers and frozen margaritas, and shared baskets of onion rings, french fries, and grooper bites. All three appetizers were delicious. We devoured them! The views from the deck...More

Thank LibbyO
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The view, the food and the fact that we didn't have a long wait even though the line looked quite intimidating.

Thank PatC330
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This is a great place to gather with friends. The servers are very friendly, even under pressure of the holiday crowds. They maintain composure and a cheery attitude no matter how busy it gets. The food is great, as well.

Thank ncgirl2
Reviewed 9 July 2012

I don't eat seafood, but the others I was with did. We went to the Giggling Mackerel and they serve dishes other than just seafood. I had a grilled chicken sandwich and it was excellent! I would definitely dine here again.

Thank amandac1127
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The boiled shrimp are the best I have found in the area. Always large, fresh and tasty. We start our beach vacation here annually. Great view and very family friendly.

Thank SandlinD
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Four of us had lunch the day we arrived and all were happy with our choices. My husband found the Clam Chowder to be the best he has ever had. The three salads (chicken, tuna, and shrimp) were also very good. The prices were reasonable....More

Thank diane c
Reviewed 4 July 2012

First night at the beach - noisy but normal for the fun people. Fried oysters comparable to most restaurants with good pricing.

Thank ginny44
Reviewed 28 June 2012 via mobile

The frozen daiquiri drinks are artificially flavored nastiness. My grouper sandwich was spoiled; I spit out my first bite and ran to the restroom because I thought I might be sick. Management was not apologetic (but our waitress was sweet about the situation). My husband's...More

Thank charliecalvin
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Good for
View, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7505
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-575-0902
  • E-mail
Join us on our 3rd Floor Tiki Bar where the coldest Beer and Southern Hospitality awaits you. Located under the bridge on the Intracoastal Waterway. Open Thursday - Sunday 11:00am-9:00pm.
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