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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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
  • 21
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
tex/mex

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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South Burlington, Vermont
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Salisbury, New Hampshire
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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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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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140 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
48 helpful votes 48 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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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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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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2 helpful votes 2 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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Customers and bartenders are always fun, everyone is friendly with each other even if you don't know one another. I always seem to run into someone that I know.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Super friendly staff. I have eaten here a few time and it is always good. Prices are a little high for what it is, but at least you know the food will be good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I had BBQ wings for an appetizer and then the Mixed Grill plate- everything was amazing! The waitress was nice and quick, I don't remember having to wait too long for food and she was friendly too.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?