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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Food average, but atmosphere great, well equipped bar. Staff friendly. Liked the staff. Disliked the food.

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was stranded in Paihia with the recent storms, and so over the course of 2 days I practically lived here at the table with the fire in the middle eating ribs and steak. The service is attentive and friendly, and the ribs...the ribs are amazing! I'd never had them before but am looking forward to more on my next... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Good food served by friendly staff at a reasonable price in a restaurant that has a good atmosphere. Would definitely put this on the list for a meal out as part of a stay.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food is always fun the staff are as good as it gets friendly helpful can't do enough for there customers this place for me is a must go can't stop going

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

Hi Peter, Thanks for your kind words. We stress to the staff its important to have fun while they work. We are all looking foward to the arrival of the baby. Regards Les and the Staff More

Bedford, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great place, we tried to eat here on a previous visit to Pahia but could never get a table. We managed to get a table on Saturday night, despite them being very busy, they made room for us! Of course we had ribs, which were great, and huge portions, don't think I saw anyone leave without a take out box.... More

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

Hi Ikorel, Good you enjoyed your experience. Now you know why its hard to get a seat here. Best wishes Les More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

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

Hi Solidsaks, Thankyou for your feedback especially about the chicken kebebs. I have had the chef look at different or more spice. Chicken is problematic in that the meat tends towards the bland. Thankyou again Les More

NZ Northland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

Hello Hinukoa, Happy you enjoyed and sadly no we we do not do delivery but certainly do takeout and phone orders. Maybe its something we should look at. Les More

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

Hi Lindylu Good you enjoyed the chicken kebabs and sorry your partner was less than impressed with the steak. Perhaps the biggest problem a restaurant manager has is satisfying as many tastes as possible. You just have to make a choice and go with it right or wrong. Look foward to seeing you again. Regards Les More

Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Manuel, Great you like the ribs over 99% of customers love them so obviosly we are doing something right. We do the tuesday 241 during winter. Regard Les and staff More

Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hello Hayden, Thankyou so much I am blessed to have such good staff who get it very right most of the time and have fun doing it. Best wishes from the staff Les More

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