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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The service was great.....was a really different experience and we had a really good night the atmosphere was great. I had the chicken and it was great will recommend to others

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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Moerewa, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

My family love coming here for the ribs..best ever! We even got to spin the wheel and won a $20 voucher. Staff were amazing, would recommend the platter for big families great value.

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Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

The service was great.....was a really different experience and we had a really good night the atmosphere was great. I had the chicken and it was great will recommend to others

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

No Lie. Best Ribs in NZ. I love my ribs and have tried them all across NZ, but none beat Jimmy Jacks. Fall off the bone (no Tearing necessary), and absolutely smothered in sauce. I plowed through the napkins and finger bowls ... loved it!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We only dropped in for dessert (chocolate brownie.. mmmmm) and drinks, but the service was excellent, the food lovely and the staff were great fun.

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Now I'm not a fan of ribs usually. There is something very prehistoric about ripping meat off a bone with your teeth that I just can't justify in a normal restaurant. But at Jimmy Jacks, it is a given that you're probably not going to worry about cutlery, and the presence of a roll of kitchenroll on each table suggests... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

As soon as we walked in we were greeted by very friendly staff and almost thrown a beer as through they has some sort of Jedi mind reading skill. We were then served a huge plate of ribs that were just fantastic. It wasn't very busy as we came in after lunch rush so it was a very chilled place... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We could go to the restauraunt we had originally wanted to go to so we came here, and wow were we happy it worked out that way, the service was great, the food arrived quickly and everything we ordered tasted incredible. ended up with more food then we could eat and still when it came time to pay it didn't... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

a well laid back resto...a must visit if you like ribs!! they are tender and juicy... can defo only handle half rack..!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was warm and there was a busy hum when we visited. The meals are big but so yummy. I couldn't eat all of mine, although I really wanted to fit it in. Prompt, friendly service and great décor helped make this a fun evening. We needed a walk afterwards though.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

If you like value for money then take a visit to Jimmy Jacks. We aren't in to ribs but the seafood was great. The service was fast and the atmosphere is very English Pub like.

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  • 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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