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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402-5002
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good ribs, not great

The reviews for this place were really good and when I told our hotel it was my husband's birthday, they suggested to come here. The atmosphere was really good, buzzy and loud in a good way. The ribs that we ordered were plentiful, but didn't quite fall off the bone as we would have hoped, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Julia B
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The reviews for this place were really good and when I told our hotel it was my husband's birthday, they suggested to come here. The atmosphere was really good, buzzy and loud in a good way. The ribs that we ordered were plentiful, but didn't quite fall off the bone as we would have hoped, but very tasty. When they... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack in Paihia was one of our favourite places to eat when we visited NZ last January. Its inviting atmosphere made us feel happy and relaxed immediately. We shared a platter of melt-in-the-mouth ribs and it was more than enough to feed two people. Ten out of ten for Jimmy Jacks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

What a great place. Our food was awesome, we ordered the $99 platter that was more than enough for the five of us. Our waitress Irish was the best, she was so friendly and attentive. High five Jimmy Jacks we will be back.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was a lovely place, we ordered a platter and it fed 3 of us it was great food.You can eat inside or outside which is great. We had drinks in the sun outside and then ate inside. the staff were very nice too.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Good food and value for money, drinks are approximately twenty % cheaper than the waterfront bars, and the service is good.

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Mandurah, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Really enjoyed the food and the service. We only wanted something light and the menu was quite extensive. It was very well patronised too which is always a good sign.

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

Hi Blacduck, So happy you enjoyed our place. Cheers Les More 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There were 6 of us and we split the large rib platter and added three side salads. The platter came with two slabs of tender ribs in barbecue sauce, four battered fish pieces, three skewers of jumbo shrimp (prawns), onion rings, french fries, potato wedges with sour cream and bacon bits, four bone-in chicken wings, three beef and onion skewers,... More 

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

Hi Mark, Thankyou for your comprehensive review and remarks. Its people like you that make it all worthwhile for us. Many Thanks, Les and staff More 

surrey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I don't know if it was a bad night but I was very disappointed with my meal ....after all the excellent reviews I was expecting tasty fall of the bone meat .....it wasn't awful but it wasn't good...the chips were also disappointing .....there was a " free" sundae included but when it came was the smallest blob of cheap icecream... More 

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

Hi Roy, Sorry you were disappointed. Maybe you did catch us on a bad night as most people love our ribs. So maybe we just did not suit your taste. We have tried many times to have our place de-listed from this crap site without success. We dislike it so much because because taste is a subjective thing. One persons... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great for grill food, especially the ribs which are very wholesome. All served by really enthusiastic staff. Would recommend.

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

Hi Steve, Looks like you enjoyed our little bit of paradise and we are happy to have helped. You are right Norm and his Wife run a very good establihment at cooks lookout. Many thanks Les More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

went to jimmy jacks once again with my sons the meal was lots of fun service was excellent love this place

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

Hi Peter, Happy to see you again. Gee the wee man has grown and very cute. Cheers Les and staff 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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