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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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
Great taste!

Beautiful foods (ribs, chicken kebab, beef kebab, even curly fries) we tried foe the first time yesterday. Will go back there for sure next time when we go to Paihia. Even my picky 3yo son loves the ribs! While his twin sister loves the kebab.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
junarta
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went for late lunch with my partner and had the crab dip which was delicious. After that my partner had the bbq bacon burger which he liked and chips are good too. I had the Texas salad which on the menu says to be one of the best dishes ,after one bite you'd be hooked. It was probably the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

great atmosphere , great food and the service was out of this world , freindly warm and very helpful in all aspects of the dining experience

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

My partner and I dined here and ordered ribs and skewers, to be honest the skewers were overcooked and the ribs were chewy not falling off the bone like m8st other times ive had them. It was a cold Friday night and at 9pm the door's were opened for staff to bring in outdoor furniture the woman at the other... More 

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

Hi Shazzy, You are living proof that you cannot please everyone. Obviously my girls screwed up in bringing the tables in too early and I apologize for that. Cheers Les More 

Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

My daughter, grandson and myself were recently in New Zealand on holiday and had a meal at the Paihia restaurant. The ribs were by far the best we have ever eaten and the service and atmosphere was also great. We even asked if there was a Jimmy Jacks in Australia. It would be great for one to open in the... More 

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

Hi Joanne, Thanks for your kind words. People like you remind us of why we are here, to give good food at a good price. We like to feed hungry people and not the fussy. The most unpleasant job I have i9s to have to deal with this awful site that we are forced to participate in. The unscrupulous ratbags... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome restaurant & bar with excellent food at affordable prices. I had wings and ribs and the servings are large with a good selection of beers as well

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

Hello nosurf, It is a pleasure to have you here. We try our very best. Good luck Les More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Beautiful foods (ribs, chicken kebab, beef kebab, even curly fries) we tried foe the first time yesterday. Will go back there for sure next time when we go to Paihia. Even my picky 3yo son loves the ribs! While his twin sister loves the kebab.

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

Hi Junata, Yes kids love our food and it's always a pleasure to have families here. Best wishes Les More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went there tonight for dinner! It was quite good, although I could only give them 3 stars - in saying that we didn't actually order their ribs which is what we should have tried! The person got my drink wrong but I didn't mind, the main problem was the door! When people walk in they don't close it and it... More 

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

Hi Alycia, Yes it is very annoying that some people do not know how to close a door after themselves. I will think about your suggestion. Many thanks Les More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Trevellers want fill welcome every where and it wasn't our first impression here! Apart this small detail the ribs was amazing! I recommend to talk with the staff before de manager! Enjoy!

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

Hi mmoreirasjc, Happy you enjoyed the ribs and we try our very best to greet everyone at the door unfortunately not always possible when we get very busy. Best Wishes Les and Staff More 

Auckland NZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

On a cold winter June evening the sight of a good flaming fire, even if it is only gas, with drinkers and diners in it's surrounds, as seen through a restaurant window, certainly attracts the hungry passer-by. Spouse and self were searching Paihia for a place to eat - and there were strangely few on this Monday - how could... More 

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

Hello Probian, Yes you are right we have no ambition to attain a Michelin Star. We are what we are, a Rib Shack.and we would love to see you again and maybe gain an extra star from you. Cheers Les More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great atmosphere and awesome food. If you like ribs, this is the place to go. A good place for an excellent casual dining. The staff were great fun. Only downside, I would have liked to have some salad or vegies with my ribs.

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

Hello maccie64, We do have a selection of salads and a side salad. Alas we are a rib shack and every time we have had salad on a rib dish they have gone uneaten. Cheers Les More 

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

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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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