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“Great food”

Giggling Mackerel Seafood Grille
Price range: US$4 - US$24
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

We only waited about 30 minutes for a table on a Monday night (was told 45 mins to an hour) and found the food was great and service was on par for a beach town with little other choices. The steak ordered by one of our party was a little overdone, but other than that, no complaints at all. We will definitely be back on our next vacation.

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English first
Dayton, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Fair at Best”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

I usually save my reviews for good spots I think others will enjoy; however; this review is for the purpose of letting others know there are better places to eat on Ocean Isle. The service was adequate but robotic and smileless. The food was actually pretty bad. The fish was fishy, and the veggies had a rubberiness I've never experienced before. My substitution for a side salad cost $3 for a very small plate if lettuce and onion. All-in-all this place was fair at best -- and that was the consensus of 8 people who I have now turned on to Trip Advisor.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Kids always ask to eat here!”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Lisa S
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great view - no pretensions ”
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

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Thank Susan T
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Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Food!”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Thank PamMatRiverview
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