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“Chili Lime Mahi... Yum!”

Jack Mackerel's Island Grill
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Kure Beach
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Chili Lime Mahi... Yum!”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

The island decor is cute, the staff is very pleasant, and the food is delicious! I highly recommend the chili lime mahi. My family had the swordfish special and the crabcake duo, both of which were also scrumptious. And, of course, sweet tea is a must. We will likely return for another meal at Jack Mackerel's during our next visit!

  • Visited July 2014
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South Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Food mediocre, but nice ambiance”
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was okay. Not a good waiting area. Had to go outside and wait. Very crowded. Rolls were disappointing . Grouper was undercooked. Mixed grill was just okay , and this was one of the nightly specials. The ambiance was nice though. Just wish the food matched the ambiance!

  • Visited July 2014
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Geneva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Fabulous lunch of their seafood chowder which is amazing and Caesar salad with skewered shrimp. Service was great!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

There are not a lot of restaurants in Kure Beach so we thought our options were limited. We were nicely surprised by this restaurant. We went at 7:30 pm on a Wednesday evening and had a 40 minute wait - a good sign. There was a 20% discount that evening - do they do this every Wednesday? Our table by the bar (first available) was noisy enough that conversation was not easy. The service was good. The food was excellent. The fried seafood was not greasy and cooked to perfection. The price for entrees was in the $20-25 range - seemed a little pricey but it was really good. We will visit again when we are at the beach next summer.

Visited July 2014
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Forest City, North Carolina
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28 reviews
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“A good time was had by all!”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

During our week here we've eaten lunch and dinner. The lunch was enjoyable, but I had the fried shrimp from the lunch menu. There were small and not very tasty. The other 6 people at my table were well pleased with their orders. We had a good server who was attentive. We were early for dinner, about 5, and avoided a crowd. Our server was Brandi who was excellent. I had fried oysters that were delicious. We did not have to wait either visit.

  • Visited July 2014
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