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Cactus Jack's

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Southwestern, Barbecue, Seafood, Vegetarian
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782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
+1 603-627-8600
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Description: Following the success of T-BONES, the first Cactus Jack's opened in 1995...
Following the success of T-BONES, the first Cactus Jack's opened in 1995 in Manchester. In 2007, the Laconia location became New Hampshire's first dual casual dining concept - with both Cactus Jack's and T-BONES - on Lake Winnipesaukee. While it keeps up the tradition of "homemade" dishes, the look and menu at CJ's has its own style. Attentive servers are always ready to serve guests authentic Southwestern, Tex-Mex, Cajun, and barbecue dishes that are unmatched in New Hampshire
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    Very good
  • 20
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  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Fajita's Found in New England!

Cactus Jack's in Manchester NH is an interesting and colorful restaurant. They have a wide range of items on the menu including seafood, Mexican, and BBQ! The fajita's were very good and the serving size was generous. The price for beef fajita's was around $18. We also had an alcoholic drink called... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Kimberly B
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West Yellowstone, Montana, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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West Yellowstone, Montana, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Cactus Jack's in Manchester NH is an interesting and colorful restaurant. They have a wide range of items on the menu including seafood, Mexican, and BBQ! The fajita's were very good and the serving size was generous. The price for beef fajita's was around $18. We also had an alcoholic drink called Monkey Juice which was just amazing. On Friday... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Been there many times. Food is very good! Beverage prices are very reasonable. Atmosphere is the best in town. Beautiful outdoor seating. Also T-Bones and the Cooper Door are sister restaurants.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

"CJs" is a the place to take "company" for great food when you don't want to cook, want casual dinning, with great service, very good food at moderate prices ! My family and I have eaten at CJs many times over the past 8 years and we have always had great service and never disappointed with any item on their... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant. The food is always fresh. If it's not on the menu all you need to do is ask and they accommodate which allows me to eat some of my most favorite things that aren't always on the menu. The service is always great. The drinks are fantastic! I love that they are always adding new... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

CJ's has to be, hands down, one of the best places to grab a bite. The staff is always friendly and the food is always great!!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Cactus Jack's is one of our favorite watering holes in east Manchester. It's on one of the city's main streets and there's a lot of parking for a good reason. Expect to wait for 20 minutes or more during prime dinner times if you just walk in. You can call in ahead of time but it's not really a reservation... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Every time I go to CJ's, the food, bartenders, wait staff & drinks are always amazing. The atmosphere in the bar area is great and my friends and I all love to go here whenever we're up for dinner & drinks. The Cantina (outdoor patio) in the summer is my favorite. The chef's are very accommodating in that they will... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Cactus Jack's is a local New Hampshire restaurant with the best bar in the Manchester area. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, the bar tenders are great (especially Carmen) and the food is good. But the best, is the prime rib served once or twice a week. I'm really fussy when it comes to beef, but this is never a... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I have been dining at Cactus Jacks for years.They have top quality meats which are always done to perfection. The bartenders are top notch and the waitstaff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellant place to enjoy a great meal and a few cocktails with friends. Great place to take the entire family. I have since moved out of state but... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We eat at Cactus Jack's all the time. They have great Southwestern & Mexican meals at a very reasonable price - plus a very generous rewards program for frequent flyers. All the food is homemade and the atmosphere and service is great. There is generally a wait time on weekends, so call-ahead for seating!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-627-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Southwestern, Barbecue, Seafood, Vegetarian

Description

Following the success of T-BONES, the first Cactus Jack's opened in 1995 in Manchester. In 2007, the Laconia location became New Hampshire's first dual casual dining concept - with both Cactus Jack's and T-BONES - on Lake Winnipesaukee. While it keeps up the tradition of "homemade" dishes, the look and menu at CJ's has its own style. Attentive servers are always ready to serve guests authentic Southwestern, Tex-Mex, Cajun, and barbecue dishes that are unmatched in New Hampshire
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?