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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
09-402-5002
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Ranked #9 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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Paihia, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Yummy go on a Tuesday! 241! Really good food at really good prices! Good staff and really nice atmosphere

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

Thankyou nicnic, Good to see your comment about the staff. We believe your job should be fun as well as work. Les More

Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We had a review of this place before we even arrived in Paihia, we were told that the Seafood Chowder was the best in NZ and not to miss it. We are so glad that we visited this restaurant, not once, but twice so we could enjoy the awesome service and food. My fiance and I weren't aware that the... More

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

Hi Sherrylynn, Happy you enjoyed the chowder. I hear you on the seafood platter and will look into it but i know already the horendous price of seafood here. Many thanks Les More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I had the best Seafood chowder at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack. We had great service and the meals were great. A very popular place to eat - it was always full when we walked past!

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

Thanks Sherylwgtn, Yes we are always busy summer and winter and we work hard at making everything as best we can. But people should be aware we are not a fine dining place thankfully. Your comments are much appreciated. Les More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we came in Aug for a meal, although the town was busy for the jazz festival, we got served pretty quickly, the food was great my steak was lovely, my dads meal was huge but he said he loved it! i would reccomend Jimmy Jacks to anyone whos in the area very impressed

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

Hi Linz K, The Jazz and Blues festival is great fun. We are blessed here to have 2 fine steak chefs here who get it right 99.99% of the time. Regards Les More

Tauhoa, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great fish and chips and ribs. Great service with a smile. We went there three nights and our waitress remembered our drinks!!

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

Hi Ros G, I feel blessed to have such great staff and customers. Les More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had the ribs and onion rings - great stuff. Service was good. The two of us only got through half the full rack so we took the rest home and enjoyed it for sinner the next night. Definitely recommend.

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

H Rachael L, Yes our rib meals are really for the bid appetite. I love the ribs cold the next day. Best wishes Les More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Although we were seated next to a noisy family at the back of the restaurant, we relocated to the front and were satisfied with our location. The waitress staff were helpful and friendly and were regularly asking if we'd like anything else which we didn't but it was a nice gesture anyhow. Recommend the ribs!

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

Hi Matthew; Glad we were able to find you a quieter seat. Families and kids love our place so sometimes a bit noisy. Regards Les More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We popped in here on a wet, windy evening for dinner. Although quite busy and without a booking, the lovely waitress found us a great spot. She interacted well with our 9 year old and made the evening really enjoyable for him. The ribs were delicious but the steak unfortunately wasn't award-winning, however it wasn't unpleasant either. Probably priced a... More

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

Hi Tania, Good you enjoyed the ribs. A bit surprised the you find we are priced a little high. Good your child was looked after so well we all love kids here. Less and Staff More

Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Ribs. love the Crab dip & Calamari. Good fun with friends after work. Staff are friendly & helpful. Just got to get a table if we are lucky because we always forget to book ahead.

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

Hi Sananneb, Its always a pleasure to see you we have always tried to be local friendly. Les and Staff More

England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is definitely the place to go if you enjoy good quality food for an affordable price. Staff is very on to it and are looking after you like you are a king! Thanks Jimmy jacks for the great meals I had!

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

Hi Stace, Great to hear your comments. We try very hard here. Les More

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