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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402-5002
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food for American Food!

Ate here with friends and was very nice. The menu was very americanised which was nice and had a lot of rib choice on it. The portions were certainly based on the Usa as it was the largest meal I had had in New Zealand. Nothing to rave about but if you like meat this is the place for you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Ate here with friends and was very nice. The menu was very americanised which was nice and had a lot of rib choice on it. The portions were certainly based on the Usa as it was the largest meal I had had in New Zealand. Nothing to rave about but if you like meat this is the place for you... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice relaxed atmosphere and the ribs were enormous! Food was tasty and service was efficient and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food was great. Lovely friendly service from a young man. Very happy, would definitely go again. The ribs were delicious!

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Was recommended this place by the place we were staying at and it did not disappoint! Servings were huge and were full of flavor! We went as a family of three plus Grandparents and there was something for everyone!

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

went for a quick lunch with my boyfriend on a quite afternoon, the guy serving us was very pleasant and made a lovely kiwi cocktail. Tried meatloaf (for the first time) with chips and a suave, it was amazing very yummy indeed! Will have to return for that again soon!

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Kawakawa, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Fab night with friends, fantastic service and the Ribs.... Absolutely! Awesome farewell dinner with Explore Paihia... thanks for the night Me, Aimee & Pam... Summer sensation in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand*

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Went here for dinner with my family, 7 of us, but when the food came out there was only 6 meals. So I had to wait for my meal until all my family had finished their's. Made me uncomfortable both when sitting there with everyone eating and then when I was eating by myself. Only got offered a free drink... More 

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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Ramon. Ooops sorry someone screwed up. Human error I'm afraid. As for the burger buns we get fresh daily. I can understand your frustration. We know from experience that once one thing goes wrong with a table everything seems to be wrong. I hope you will change your mind and give us another try when next in Paihia as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great food and great atmosphere. Friendly staff and prompt service. Had the ribs which were magnificent. Beer nice and cold. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced.

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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Thanks for your nice review it' nice you took the time to reply. Thripadvisor is a source of great frustration to restaurant owners as we are unable to decide if we want to be involved in this garbage site. We are very unwilling participants having many times tried to get ourselves de-listed. They always refuse because they know... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Highly recommend you eat here when in Paihia. If you like your meat then eat here, ribs were amazing. Tender and tasty, served on a wooden board with some chips and coleslaw. I am a big eater I got the medium sized meal, was plenty, you can get bigger to you dare. My partner also had ribs she enjoyed too.... More 

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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Avaun, Thankyou for your nice review. We have worked hard to got the ribs right. Tripadvisor is a source of gret frustration for us. We know unhappy grumpy people are 10 times more likely to post a review than happy people like you. Never the less we have no choice but to be part of this garbage site. Anyway... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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114 reviews 114 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very nice meals with huge portions. Consider sharing! They are happy to give extra plates for sharers.

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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Jancrow, Yes we try to make our meals big and good value. Nothing worse than leaving a restaurant hungry. Cheers Les More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 09-402-5002

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  • Cuisine: American

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