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The Jac-O-Bite Restaurant

On the Main A87 Road | Glenshiel, Kyle of Lochalsh IV40 8HN, Scotland
01599 511347
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Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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33 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
Huntsville, Alabama
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We thought the name was cheesy, but were so hungry we didn't care. Location is beautiful, with a view of the loch just across the road. Boy were we (pleasantly) surprised! Phenomenal local salmon (smoked) and peppered mackerel in generous portions for a quite reasonable price. We were enroute to Skye, and would likely have returned the next evening had... More

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north scotland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely position and very clean. The view from the windows is gorgeous and the food though basic was nicely cooked and well presented. Staff were very helpful and efficient. Pleasant experience.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The road-stop café type diner was what you would expect. Typical menu with all the favourites, fish and chips, scampi etc... Staff were very mannerly and welcoming. Good views. Reasonably priced evening meal. Would return.

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Top Contributor
296 reviews 296 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

dont be fooled by the look of the place , inside its amazing, recently refured the place is a gem we stopped off for lunch on the way back from plockton, the food was really tasty,well cooked with a great selection. the staff are very friendly and helpful , i would recommend it to anyone !

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We were anxious find somewhere to stop for lunch and it was running late. First of all, we drove straight past The Jac-O-Bite because it looked like a cheap American diner. However, needs must and we eventually turned round and went back there - and how glad I am that we did!! Inside, the large dining area is comfortable and... More

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Filey, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Excellent food, friendly service and accommodating staff. We had a meal for a large party of ten people and the staff handled it with ease and good humour. don't let the outside 'look' fool you. Inside the restaurant is well appointed and the food is very good.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The first time we had tried the Jac-o-Bite, even though we had passed it several times. From the outside it looks pretty basic, but it is clean and looks recently redecorated inside. The young man serving was really friendly and helpful. The lunch menu is quite simple, although the restaurant is licensed and the evening menu looks more adventurous. I... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We have just had a week in Kyle and had meals nearly every day here as we did last year. The family run restaurant to so friendly and the food is always excellent, service is great and the food is always freshly cooked, The views from the restaurant are beautiful. We looked forward to going back this year and we... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

A beautiful location, a warm welcome, fantastic service and very tasty, rustic Highland food. I can't speak highly enough about how impressed we were with all aspects of our experience in the restaurant. Having sampled many of culinary delights of Skye and Lochalsh, I rate the Jac-o-bite up there with the best in the area. My best tip is to... More

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North Yorkshire
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71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This really looks more a roadside cafe than a restaurant but the food served is more adventurous and more expensive. We ate outside because we had the dogs which was nice with good views across the loch however it is by a main road. We had an all day breakfast which was £8 approx and was quite small for the... More

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