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Smiling Jack's

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17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant...
Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant, situated on Stirling's lively Barnton Street. We opened in 1995, and specialize in home-cooked traditional and modern Steaks & Mexican food, using the best, fresh local produce. The restaurant itself is brightly coloured, with lively music, and friendly staff, which makes it a popular choice for lunch, dinner or an ideal venue for parties & celebrations. Our menu has an extensive range of appetisers, starters, light meals, and main dishes, with desserts from the blackboard changing daily. With a great range of Mexican, and other imported beers, premium Tequilas, Wines, Frozen Margaritas and Cocktails a night at Smiling Jacks is always one to remember!
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  • 135
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food and attentive service

I keep coming back to Smiling Jacks because it has amazing food, great value and exceptional staff. Dishes are absolutely packed with meat, flavour is awesome and tasty cocktails are an added bonus! I sometimes ask sides to be changed for example salad instead of rice and extras such as sour cream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
CazzalinaR
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Trapani, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Smiling Jacks on a recommendation from my wife's work colleague who had eaten there. On entry the bold pastel colours and decorations fitted completely with the desired South of the Border atmosphere the owners are hoping to create. It was early evening midweek and moderately busy.The waitress was prompt, polite and friendly and took our drinks order.... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I keep coming back to Smiling Jacks because it has amazing food, great value and exceptional staff. Dishes are absolutely packed with meat, flavour is awesome and tasty cocktails are an added bonus! I sometimes ask sides to be changed for example salad instead of rice and extras such as sour cream and nothing is ever a hassle. Cannot recommend... More 

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Stirling, Scotland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I just keep going back and back again! The food is amazing, we have both ordered a variety from the menu during our visits and have never been disappointed. The staff are kind and helpful without being too pushy or overbearing! The £5 lunch menu is fantastic value and great if you want to sample the restaurant!... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stopped here for dinner on a Sunday night with my friend after a day our in Stirling. We checked trip advisor for the best place and this was near the top and so we decided to check it out. I am so glad we did! The service and food were both amazing. It doesn't look like much from the... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food was really good, the service was great and the restaurant was well laid out and welcoming. We would recomend!

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Have just worked out that I have been visiting this place ad hoc over about 18-20 years. Not long after getting my driving licence my brother and I went for a monthly pay day feast at 'Archie's Place' as it was then. In the intervening years the food has stayed consistently good value for money, tasty and filling. My most... More 

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Stirling
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Visited for lunch and ate off there express lunch menu. Fajitas were amazing, great service and fantastic valve for money. Will definately be back

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Stirling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have just been to Smiling Jacks and had an amazing lunch, the food, staff and surroundings all get 10 out of 10 I will definitely be back very soon :)

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I have just had an amazing lunch at a super price at Smiling Jack's in Stirling. The service was second to none and the food was delicious. I will be back on a very regular basis to eat through the whole of the menu!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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72 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

my wife and i stopped in at Smiling Jack's while in Stirling for some lunch at the weekend, it a nice little restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. the place was very busy and we were lucky enough to get one of the last tables available when we turned up. they have a big selection of Mexican dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 462809

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Description

Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant, situated on Stirling's lively Barnton Street. We opened in 1995, and specialize in home-cooked traditional and modern Steaks & Mexican food, using the best, fresh local produce. The restaurant itself is brightly coloured, with lively music, and friendly staff, which makes it a popular choice for lunch, dinner or an ideal venue for parties & celebrations. Our menu has an extensive range of appetisers, starters, light meals, and main dishes, with desserts from the blackboard changing daily. With a great range of Mexican, and other imported beers, premium Tequilas, Wines, Frozen Margaritas and Cocktails a night at Smiling Jacks is always one to remember!
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?