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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402-5002
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Ranked #8 of 41 restaurants in Paihia
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went to this place for lunch on our visit to Paihia and was very impressed by the staff and the food. We ordered some fish and chips and their platter. The chicken kebabs didn't have much taste to them but everything else was delicious. Could not ask for better. Would highly recommend their fish and chips as the serving sizes... More

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NZ Northland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Have been here several times now, was just there recently on very cold wet night, arrived 6 pm and got a table for 2. Noticed it filled up very quickly after we arrived few groups had booked tables. We ordered a $40 platter of ribs and steak skewers, chips a small lettuce salad. Their ribs and sauce are the best!... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

nice food, atmosphere and great staff. My partner didn't like his steak just said it was tasteless. Would go there again on next visit to Paihia.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I go there as much as i can, specially Tuesday they have a special on ribs, and they are the BEST !!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful dinner here. We happened to end up here on a Tuesday where they have a 2 for 1 deal going on one of their rib meals. The meal is normally $20 so you get two for this price. The ribs were succulent and juicy and the sauce was amazing. The entre was very... More

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Woodinville, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Service was great but the ribs were very ordinary. The chips were soggy and I realize that is a personal preference. Regardless it didn't suit us very well.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We have just returned from Jimmy Jacks Rib Shack absolutely stuffed. I had full rack of ribs with beef skewers. The beef was so tender. The ribs were the best I've ever tasted. My wife and daughter had the fish and chips which were also incredible great tasting beer batter. The waiter and waitress shared the duties for the restaurant... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hard to find a decent Rib joint in NZ but Jimmy Jacks hit the mark on every count. Great ribs, great size portions, great price, and a cool place to eat with your hands. Right in town with plenty of parking around. Waitresses natural, friendly and helpful and the "boss" right there to make sure everything was going right. A... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Arrived to a very warm reception and enjoyed great service for the whole time we were there. Ribs and chicken were very tasty. With friendly and happy staff, good food at a reasonable price, JJ's is a winner for us.

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Rawene, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is by far one of the best places our family has eaten at in a very long time!!! Great service, excellent food(value for money) and such a welcoming environment.."now I know why alot of our friends and family eat here"....definitely going back!!!

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