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“Kids loved it!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Calico Jack Restaurant&Bar

Calico Jack Restaurant&Bar
36 Water Street, Skipton BD23 1PB, England
+44 (0)1756 794747
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Ranked #18 of 121 Restaurants in Skipton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: Mexican, Bar, Barbecue, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Kids loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance as we drive past with 4 hungry children, it looked like fun so we tried it.

We were also tempted by happy hour and the specials 5-7pm.

The staff invited us in although we arrived before they had technically opened, but 20 minutes passed quickly reading and menus looking for parrots.

The good on the early bird was great value as were the children's meals, especially the New York chicken which was a very good size portion for am older child and something different to the usual kids fare.

The food was standard American fare, good value on the offers, my mashed potato was cold, not really acceptable as it was quiet. I didn't complain as I didn't have time to wait for fresh but it didn't spoil the meal.

My only negative would be that we allowed the kids to choose non alcoholic cocktails as a treat, at £4.95 each these would never have been an option but at £3.00 were good fun. When we got the bill it seems that some of the drinks chosen weren't on happy hour and were indeed £4.95..... £20 for 4 kids drinks!! It would have been helpful when we ordered if the staff had pointed out which was on happy hour and which weren't. We misread the menu so our fault but I have worked in hospitality for years and a gentle reminder what's on offer and what's not is always appreciated by the customer!

Would return again I can imagine on a Friday or Saturday night this place has a fantastic atmosphere and would be somewhere for a great family celebration it has something for everyone

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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“Well priced food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Good staff well presented clean and quick service food out of this world good portions and well presented

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“Family meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We called at calico jacks with my parents having been twice before. It's really a gem of a find. The staff are wonderful, chatty and attentive and they always greet you with a lovely reception, customer service is obviously top of this restaurants agenda, and as far as i can say it works, they simply can't do enough. The food is lovely with big portions, freshly made. We had pizza and pasta and as always is wonderful. The venue is interesting and spacious and it really is a great restaurant for any age group. Well done Calico jack', there is something for everyone. Can't recommend you enough.

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“Great for familys”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This is a gem of a place went with husband and 2 daughters last night sevice was great really friendly kids had non alco cocktails then the food what can i say giant portions great tasting bbq sauce on ribs to die for sharing platter for 2 could easily feed 4 burgers massive would def go again recommend it to everyone good place for any occasion with or without kids

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great kids birthday tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We went whilst on holiday for our daughters birthday tea, and found the staff friendly and helpful. The food was good and great value. They even turned the lights down and brought the birthday cake we had supplied with the candles lit and sang happy birthday to her as well . Our 7 year old was well chuffed. We'll definitely go back when in Yorkshire.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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