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Smiling Jack's

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$$ - $$$
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17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
+44 1786 462809
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited yesterday for lunch. We hadn't booked but as we arrived just after opening we got a table ok. The service was very efficient, the staff were all welcoming and friendly. Fab choice on the express lunch menu. We didn't wait too long for our food which was plentiful and tasty. Very good value for money. This was our first... More 

Thank bigbadjohn_9
Buchlyvie, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet again this restaurant with it's amazing food and service. i had the chicken wings starter because just that only will fill me up very nice but very spicy. my bro had a shot of tequila with the worm which he enjoyed! so we are all happy

Thank Max T
Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner used to visit Smiling jacks a few time a while back. Always having great food we decided to go back. We weren't impressed at all. There wasn't a good atmosphere for a Friday evening. And the food wasn't the best. We ordered haggis Nachos to start. Now these could have been amazing but they came out... More 

Thank Siobhan H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is such good quality and is very, very tasty! Very fair prices and good value of money and the portions are a very good size. Super friendly staff and great atmosphere. The restaurant has limited seating so if planning to go at peak time I would recommend booking first. Overall, no complaints and I will be back!

Thank Amy M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

Smiling Jacks offers delicious food, great service and unbelievably large portions. Be sure to try nachos - the best in Stirling.

Thank Arta A
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We had a lovely meal here to celebrate a birthday, staff were really attentive and the food and drinks were excellent, food was fresh and really tasty, we had starters and mains but we were too full for dessert!

Thank Amanda M
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

My wife daughter and I had been shopping in Stirling a few days ago and decided we'd like something a bit different. My daughter 'phoned a friend' who suggested Smiling Jack's which was just a few minutes walk away. We liked the decor immediately- simple with an air of authenticity. Service was very good - prompt and professional - and... More 

Thank Baselscot
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Top service quality & food!!! Says it all really xx and it's not a huge restaurant would suit small family gatherings or with friends

Thank denise1601
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch. We had not been for a while as we got put off by the radio 1 playing. I am pleased to report that the music now suits the ambience of the restaurant. Service was freindly and efficient. A chair was removed to provide space for the guide dog. The food was tasty and well proportioned. Will... More 

Thank Bruce P
Alloa, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Went last sat got a voucher for Xmas . Wasn't sure what to expect but boy it was beaut !!! The food was out of this world had nachos to start and wow steak Fujitas and chicken enchiladas yummy !! The cocktails were also the best frozen ones and the price was great !! Portion sizes were huge we were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Barnton Street | Town Centre, Stirling FK8 1HF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Stirlingshire  >  Stirling
  • Phone Number: +44 1786 462809
Smiling Jacks is a small, independent Tex -Mex-style licensed restaurant, situated on Stirling's lively Barnton Street. We opened in 1995, and specialize in home-cooked traditional and modern Steaks & Mexican food, using the best, fresh local produce.

The restaurant itself is brightly coloured, with lively music, and friendly staff, which makes it a popular choice for lunch, dinner or an ideal venue for parties & celebrations.
Our menu has an extensive range of appetisers, starters, light meals, and main dishes, with desserts from the blackboard changing daily.

With a great range of Mexican, and other imported beers, premium Tequilas, Wines, Frozen Margaritas and Cocktails a night at Smiling Jacks is always one to remember!

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