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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Fab for family

The staff couldn't do enough to accommodate our large party (11) without a reservation. Food was fab ... and lots of it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

The staff couldn't do enough to accommodate our large party (11) without a reservation. Food was fab ... and lots of it!

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ramsgate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

lovely food plenty of it .So nice we went there twice in 4 days, varied menu as well.Service was good and we didn't have to wait long for our meal.Pleasant staff, and we would certainly go back again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Tried the steak with mash with mushroom sauce. Not great quality for the price and the side salad was over salted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Tops to the staff there at Jimmy Jacks! our first meal in Paihia 10/10 - delicious RIBs and steak! -service was excellent an the our meal was to die for - the best I've had since hurricane grill darling harbour

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

a great simple place for a nice meaty meal. the ribs are well cooked and strips off the bone easy, nice tender meat with a nice sauce. steaks are decent too. the seafood was no big deal, being ready made stuff just fried up. love the curly fries with the dip which was garlicky tomato sauce, goes well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I had the Ribs Taster - 1/2 a rack with chips for $19. This was as small as the portions came but easily enough for me, and decidedly good. Succulent ribs covered in yum sauce.

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went with 2 teenagers on a Saturday night, 1 had never had ribs before. The meat was moist, succulent, tasty and well loved by all. Everyone was happy with order and service was excellent considering it was a busy public holiday weekend. Thanks

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

Hi Kirstyjane, Vry happy we were able ti fill your teenagers. Thats a bit of a mission. Anyway happy you enjoyed and yes it was ahuge weekend in Paihia. Cheers Les More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went with friends on my birthday. Superb steak, surf and turf (hunk of meat perfectly cooked. Also the double ribs - far too big for just two people, so the takeaway "Doggie Bag" was used for a great lunch next day :-). They a portion of "Death by Chocolate" icecream and cream and four spoons, with a candle on the... More 

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

Hi Jed, Good you enjoyed you birthday treat. It's good when you can go to dinner and get enough for breakfast. Berst wishes More 

Paihia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

tasty ribs - great for teenage boy. My seafood chowder was disappointing though - as sweet with way too much surimi (yes, surimi - although not named as a part of the chowder on the menu) and just not enough actual seafood that had been named on the menu).

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

Hi Jane, Happy your kid enjoyed the ribs. I am sorry you didn't enjoy the chowder as much.It/s hard to get the right taste for everyone. I personally love the rich creamy taste but realise it,s not for everyone. So thanks for not marking us down because the taste didn't suit. Thats one of the big flaws with this garbage... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had to have the ribs but not as good as what we get at home! Good portions & prices were reasonable but the ribs were a little greasy. Service was good & the beer cold. Very busy location, & had a couple of large groups which they were able to handle/serve comfortably.

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

Hi Conrad, And yes no one makes apple pie like mother. Welcome to the perils of owning a restaurant; not everything we do suits everyony. I was very happy that you enjoyed the experience. By the way where is Elgin?? Very best wishes, Les and staff More 

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Restaurant Details

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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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