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Smiling Jack's

17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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Ranked #24 of 162 restaurants in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $42
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Mexican, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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!
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Dining options: Reservations
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!
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English first
Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I come to Smiling Jacks regularly with my friends purely for the amazing food! Fantastic prices makes it all the better, I had a 3 course dinner yesterday plus two alcoholic drinks and one soft drink, for £25 (student discount)! Really is a favourite of mine and can't rave about the chicken dishes enough! Options on spiciness too which is... More

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Stirling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

First time we had been in a few years and it was great! Food was amazing! Great value on the express lunch menu. Nice touch on the drinks, got fresh strawberrys and lime in my strawberry and lime cider! Service was great and food came quickly. Defiantly be back... Highly recommend!

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

We decided to have a quick lunch and knowing smiling jacks had recently changed management, we decided to pay it a visit. Whilst it was always one of our favourite places to eat anyway, I have to say it has improved even more. £4.95 for a lunch with over 20 choices was a nice touch and the fact it was... More

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Falkirk
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The lunch menu had so many options for what is usually a limited menu. The chilli and enchiladas were so fresh and tasty and the quality of the food worthy of note ! Polite friendly service helped us choose our selection of food and we were amaze at the quantity of the food on our plates when it was served.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We decided to try smiling jacks for lunch for a change & we are very happy we did. The whole experience was a ten out of ten. The menu had so much to choose from & that was also including the express menu. I will definitely be back, so much left to try on the menu.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Don't be put off by the exterior, it may be small and unassuming but inside the service and food were excellent. We had starters and mains which the staff were happy to accommodate when we said we wanted to share by providing extra plates etc. The best mexican food we have had!

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STIRLING
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Thought we would try the new smiling jacks.. I prefer it to the previous owners.. Food wonderful, my hubby had a mix meat grill and he raved about the steak.. Puddings were fab!! A nice touch having a free prize draw.. Waitress was so lovely.. Hope to be back soon :)

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We found this place through TripAdvisor and decided to go based on the good feedback. We had a lovely meal; the best fajitas we've had in a long time. It was great value for money and the service was excellent. I wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Guys you need to bring back chicken nachos with the bbq sauce, meatballs with penne. Generally just missing the old hearty stuff your face portions of times gone by. Cant fault service or anything about the place, just the menus could be broader at lunchtime.

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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was the first time visiting this restaurant since it has been re-opened under new management and we were not disappointed, I would even go as far as saying it's much better than it used to be. The food was delicious, we had to start with BBQ chicken nachos to share then followed with chicken chimichangas and chicken enchiladas.it was... More

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