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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402-5002
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Ranked #11 of 40 restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Went in Jimmy Jacks for some light drinks and snack. The cocktails were awesome, and the bite food we ordered, chicken satay and curly fries were tasty.. The fries were so crispy.. The service was great, all staff seem so friendly.. Goood place to go too :) id def want to have a meal here next time i visit pahia... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Our first night in Paihia with a cyclone threatening, we decided to go for easy and spotted Jimmy Jack's. It seemed to be the place to eat and had we been any later we might not have got a seat. We ordered burgers, which came with lovely chips and side salad - a very edible and tasty meal! Ideal for... More

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I guess its name gives it away. Didn't fancy ribs so we shared a fish platter. Bad choice, everything was deep fat fried, even the mussels. Generally over-cooked and greasy, had some beard on one of the mussels that I did try. Ribs on other tables looked good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A lively, buzzy pub/restaurant that was really busy the evening we were there. We ordered a starter to share and then mains. The steak skewer was good and plenty for a main course. Then the Chicken & Ribs arrived. A massive portion of excellent ribs smothered (a little too much) in sauce with two pieces of rather dry chicken. But... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place is a must if you are in Paihia, we had the bacon and beef burger which came with salad and fry's, it was well worth the money, the food was excellent and the ribs seem to be very popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great food and excellent service! The ribs were real tasty and the calamari was to die for. Went back a second time just to make sure the first was not a fluke.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My parents and I had lunch here one day and stopped for a beer and a snack the next day. Delicious delicious. I couldnt finish my ribs and the waitress refused to take my plate - very unimpressed with my effort haha. Very very tasty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Loved everything about this place, the food cant be faulted, and at a very reasonable place. the staff are FANTASTIC and will definitely be back if I'm in the area. Best place in Paihia!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Food portions were huge, extremely busy restaurant and a very long wait for meals. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The restaurant doesn't take reservations and as it's really popular we were advised to get there early which was a good idea as from around 7pm onwards it gets really busy. As there's always people waiting for tables the service is pretty quick - maybe a bit too quick as you feel like you need to eat and leave as... More

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