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The Jac-O-Bite Restaurant

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On the Main A87 Road | Glenshiel, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8HN, Scotland
01599 511347
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice stop for lunch

It's a very unassuming building from outside, but the food was well prepared, including most notably the home made chocolate cake! Decent food at a decent price, and a great location.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jonathan M
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

We had a meal following a stormy day of travel and could not have been made to feel more welcome. Our baby was catered for without issue as was my gluten free diet with good freshly made food and we were made to feel extremely welcome by the owners.

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arbroath
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We have dined here numerous times in the last few months normally with visiting friends, and every time the food has been outstanding with good variety and portion sizes. The owners are friendly and welcoming as are the waitresses especially Jane who goes out of her way to make sure you enjoy your meal. The breakfast's are also well worth... More 

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Kentisbeare, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Last time we visited the Jac-o-bite was in 2008, before they built the self catering rooms and made the restaurant smaller. I must say that even though it has been modernised - we preferred it how it was before ( with the tartan decor and the tables all next to the windows). Now it feels like it's trying "too hard"... More 

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Thank masie
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

It's a very unassuming building from outside, but the food was well prepared, including most notably the home made chocolate cake! Decent food at a decent price, and a great location.

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Thank Jonathan M
Perth
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We arrived her at 2.35pm hoping for a coffee only to find that the place is closed between 2.30 and 5.30. It's only a cafe/snack place so surely it wasn't to much to expect it to be open in the afternoon. obviously the owners don't care about their customers. What opportunities they are missing.

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Scotland
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It sits right by the side of the road in Kintail just North West of Shiel Bridge and before you can see Eileen Donan. It looks like a temporary roadside caff however it vastly exceeds any expectations you might as a result have. There is a good, although as noted not huge, range of good food on offer. There is... More 

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Emlichheim, Germany
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A truly excellent place to eat. The owners and staff are friendly and efficient and the food was cooked and presented perfectly. The restaurant is easy to find and has ample parking for even the largest of camper vans. We ate their three times over our week long stay in this beautiful area and I was delighted with the whole... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Amazing views, restaurant in a beautiful location - staff fantastically helpful and friendly- good range of dishes all cooked fresh, kids had fish and chips and scampi and chips which were superb, we had the salmon and venison steak, again superb, puddings were great, an amazing ice cream sundae and homemade chocolate cake and malteser cake were all demolished -... More 

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Visit the area many times of the years and it never fails to amaze me. The Jacobite is a place that certainly deserves a visit especially now its been turned into a small motel with fantastic rooms next door to the restaurant/cafe. Its open from morning to night (hasn't always done this) so really pleased us. Scampi I had was... More 

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Thank jackie c
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went there for dinner, judging from other reviews the specials aren't so special as they don't change at all. We had a crab, which turned out to be a cheap store bought kind of cold crab/fish salad, stuffed in a crab shell (~12 gbp). The salmon in a whisky sauce is a disaster with a typical supermarket salmon fillet... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: On the Main A87 Road | Glenshiel, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Lochalsh  >  Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Phone Number: 01599 511347

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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