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“Kids always ask to eat here!”

Giggling Mackerel Seafood Grille
Price range: US$4 - US$24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

LOVE sitting on the roof. Such a beautiful view of Ocean Isle. This place gets really busy. The food is good. The kids ask every year if we can eat at the Giggling Mackrel.

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have visited the Giggling Mackerel and both times have been for lunch

This is a casual diner and ticks those boxes as far as I'm concerned. We arrived around 2:30 and were seated immediately. It seemed busy and although service was a little slow, we weren't worried

Food was plentiful & hot. Soft drinks were fine - we didn't drink any alcohol.

I think if you expect something special then you will be disappointed but if you want a good lunch with a great view then come here.

We will be back again when we are in the area

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

The atmosphere is relaxed. Very clean, friendly, and the food is amazing!! You get a good portion for the cost. The time waiting for the food was a little long (35 min.), but well worth the wait. However, while waiting, it was enjoyable looking out of the huge windows to the water below where boats and jet skies cruised by.

Thank PamMatRiverview
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Very disappointing! We waited an hour to be seated, which we don't mind doing if the food is worth the wait. After being seated we waited over 1 1/2 hours before our meals were brought to the table. After placing our order we waited 45 minutes before the waitress informed us that they were sold out of one of the entrees we ordered. After waiting another 45 minutes, and still no food, we asked to speak to a manager. We noticed that several tables that were seated after us had already been served and had left the restaurant. The food was average, but certainly not worth waiting over two and a half hours from your time of arrival to eat. The cocktails were terrible, and the wait to get a refill ridiculous! They in no way offered any compensation for the long wait, nor much of an apology. On the contrary, they up charged us for loaded baked potatoes. Would have thought they could've let that one slide given the long wait. All in all, very limited parking, very long waits, poor service, terrible drinks, very loud, and average food.

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Thank Spblade
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

We just ate here yesterday,we have a large family and had a late lunch. We were seated quickly and unfortunately the kids spilled 2 drinks but the staff was great. We had Annie i think her name was as a waitress and she smiled and gave great service. Drinks are great,blackened grouper was tasty and all other food was good.We make the mackerel as well as the Ocean Isle Fishing center a part of our trip each year!We do like a great view and a cold cocktail and this is the PERFECT place for it. See you next year!

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Thank Stephen D
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