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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good value, good food.

Visited this restaurant whilst on a trip to the Bay of Islands with our Auckland based daughter and her boyfriend. Phoned to book and were told they couldn't take more bookings as they had reached their limit, but if we came down they would try and fit us in. Turned out not to be a problem, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We shared a double ribs platter and it was amazing. Couldn't touch the chips but we did finish the ribs. I don't think we will need to eat tomorrow. The sauce on the rib was tasty. The wait staff are so friendly and had the biggest smiles .

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

We visited the Rib shack after we couldn't get into the Ex Serviceman's club and weren't disappointed. The place was warm, friendly and the staff were great. Not knowing anything about the restaurant we all ordered a starter and a main. Silly us. The starters were huge and the mains even bigger. Unless one is really hungry a main is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place begins and ends with ribs which were nice. Everything else was bland and tasteless, the wings, chicken kebab thing, coleslaw, sausage were not enjoyable at all. Service was okay and food did come out quick

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited this restaurant whilst on a trip to the Bay of Islands with our Auckland based daughter and her boyfriend. Phoned to book and were told they couldn't take more bookings as they had reached their limit, but if we came down they would try and fit us in. Turned out not to be a problem, and when we arrived... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Had lunch here today and the seafood chowder was fantastic. My friend had the ribs which he said was also great. The Rib Shack is in the main street and is large with an outdoor eating area. The drink menu is not over priced and the staff are extra attentive and friendly. If you are looking for a quick bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We had dinner at this place and the food was great. The lazy aged steak is the best. The ribs are good but nothing like the steak. The salad and chips are also good but I recommend the mash potatoe instead.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We just stopped in this place for some appetizers to bring back to our B&B and ordered the chicken skewers and french fries (or "chips"). The chicken skewers were pretty good, but for the price (I believe about $15 NZ), they were not worth it. The chips, however, were good (well-seasoned), and there were plenty of them. The environment of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We tried this place on a quiet night. We we seated promptly and had our orders taken immediately. They had a lot of staff on for the few tables occupied - perhaps it was early, or the end of the season had arrived. If you are looking for good ribs with lots of tasty sauce and a generous serving of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

If you like ribs go here.. I only got half a rack which was a mistake. The rest of the menus pretty good to.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The service on Sunday 26 April was amazing - they were nearly full and we were seated quickly, food was amazing cant fault the place. we will be back

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

Hi Dubdub, Thhankyou for your kind comments and we look foward to seeing you again. Cheers Les More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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