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Cactus Jack's

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American, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue, 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: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
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Planned to meet a friend for lunch half way between her home and mine. Looked on TripAdvisor for a restaurant near the Mall of New Hampshire. Hoped for something "local" with great reviews. Cactus Jack's was our pick and we were not disappointed. Easy to find and plenty of parking. Probably... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant is owned by same people that own T-Bones and Copper Door - All great restaurants in the area. Cactus Jack's has great food. Their appetizers are very large and delicious. Service is always friendly and good.

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New Hampshire
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A good bet for appetizers and a cold beer and a game on the bar t.v. The service is always friendly, accommodating and good. The food has become a little too predictable. The espinaca dip app (9.99) reminded me of velvet a cheese with no "spinach" character. The jumbalaya was a salty disappointment with one shrimp and too little rice.... More 

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VT
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Planned to meet a friend for lunch half way between her home and mine. Looked on TripAdvisor for a restaurant near the Mall of New Hampshire. Hoped for something "local" with great reviews. Cactus Jack's was our pick and we were not disappointed. Easy to find and plenty of parking. Probably would not have chosen it based on curb appeal... More 

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Salisbury, New Hampshire
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Our family has mixed feeling about Mexican food, at Cactus Jack's everyone was happy! our meals were all excellent, those of us who love Mexican were very happy, as were the ones who don't "they had the Lazy Man's Lobster" Our waitress was a pro and very efficient.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I stopped here and had a wonderful dinner the food was very good and I thought that the jalapeño poppers were very good a little pricey for three of them

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New York City, New York
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Perhaps the title is unfair, as I'm not from NH, and have only been to one other Mexican restaurant in NH, which was also surprisingly good. The food was fresh and tasty, service fast and friendly, and the outdoor patio with bar is just awesome. I had the Jamaican margarita and it was just the way I like it, low... More 

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Manchester, NH
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is part of a chain of restaurants which includes T-Bones in the area. Restaurant busy for a Tuesday night. Terrific service by Jason and a trainee. Very loud, given the lack of sound dampening materials. Food was very good, but a touch on the pricey side. Although I liked the Buffalo Chicken Tenders platter, I was very surprised to... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have to say this was one of the best experiences I have had at CJ's. The waitress was wonderful, the food was good and the hostess was accommodating. I have been going to CJ's for almost 15 years when I go up to Manchester to visit my son and granddaughters, I have had some great experiences and some terrible... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went for lunch on a Sunday. Great meal and great prices. They are in the T-Bones chain of restaurants so if you like what T-Bones has to offer you wont be disappointed with their Southwestern Version....Cheers!!!

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It doesn't matter whether I go for lunch or dinner, I can tell my meal has been freshly made! Fun atmosphere and a great place to meet friends at the bar for drinks. Looking for great service then you have gone to the right place!

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Additional Information about Cactus Jack's

Address: 782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
Phone Number: +1 603-627-8600
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian

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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: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue, 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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