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Smiling Jack's

17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
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Ranked #31 of 156 restaurants in Stirling
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $8 - $33
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!
Restaurant details
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, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We managed to get fitted in on Valentines night and had a fantastic night. Food was amazing, staff Friendly and helpful and I would highly recommend here.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Our first jaunt to the 'new' Smiling Jacks was this Saturday and we weren't disappointed. The decor has been freshened up a little and still has the same cosy feel. The service was prompt. Good menu selection and what we chose was very very good. Reasonably priced. Lovely cheap and cheerful place to go.

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dunblane
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Service was good but food was.nt as good as previous owners. never had cheddar cheese served with fajitas before or chopped spiced onions not nice would have rather had the side sauces that you got with the previous owners.the onion rings we,re over cooked and hard, the garlic bread was rubbish and the menu prices have shot up too. not... More

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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

myself and my partner had dinner here on Friday night, we arrived a bit earlier than our booking the staff were great they had had a huge party in just before and were re arranging the tables but still welcomed us and offered us a seat until we could get our table, we were given our table within 5-10 mins.... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Went in to this establishment for lunch with a friend today , we were greeted by a staff member as soon as we opened the door , they had a few large tables in eating but we were seated quickly with drinks orders taken and menus given. We chose to have the 2 course lunch menu for £9.95 both opting... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

About 16 of us, family and friends, dined at Smiling Jack's in February 2014 to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday and cannot thank the staff enough for the great service and super food. Everybody was delighted with the quality of the food served and the quantity has to be seen to be believed. Everything was just so, from starters and... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited with family for lunch last week....food was excellent & the service was fab! Everyone left feeling full and satisfied even though we only ate one course! Portions were very generous and food was delicious-excellent value for money! We will definitely be back! Look forward to sampling the dinner menu and the frozen cocktails!

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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We travelled to Smiling Jack's from the west coast In the past with friends who live near Stirling. We were really pleased to hear that it had re-opened and really happy that it was as good as we remembered. We started with a frozen margherita to set the mood and shared an excellent nacho platter. My pulled pork enchilada was... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Had dinner there and was thinking what all the fuss was about, yes it's clean and revamped, still felt quite tight at the table. Food was ok, it was not the worst I have had but it was by far still not great, it was tasty enough but just lacked something. I will return in a few weeks as this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Great quality lunch. Only £9.99 for two courses and very generous portions. At least as good quality as previous owners. Am looking forward to sampling the evening menu.

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