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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

Certificate of Excellence
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand
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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and wonderful food defiantly worth a visit. At night restaurant look wonderful very romantic.

Thank Lorraine B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We managed to get a table for 6 on one of the busiest nights of the week. Place was full but the friendly staff coped well under pressure. Service was pretty quick for such a full restaurant and the atmosphere was fun and casual. Food was delicious and plentiful. I did a full Rib Rack and it was sensational. Can't... More 

Thank Keith R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Finding ourselves in Paihia on a Friday afternoon at 3 pm wanting to eat lunch, we didn't have a lot of choices and this pace looked like it had a good variety of foods and was pretty crowded, making us think it would b good. Service was good and they had an more than ample beer list and food was... More 

Thank yummyrib
Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried here their rips and it was great and even enough for two people. The staff were friendly too and the location is central.

Thank Alavirad
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used to visit this establishment frequently, all our visitors to Northland when we took them to Paihia we would visit Jimmies, we always came across an exceptional waitress Katy, nothing was a chore, her service was spot on, the reason we continued to bring our visitors here was basically because she wowed everybody with her service, and the food... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ribs were nicely done. The desing was beautiful and the waiter was friendly. The portion was bug enough for feeding two relatively hungry person.

Thank Parinaz A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff are exceptionally friendly and go out of their way to make you welcome and ensure you're both comfortable and catered for. Great bunch of people in a good place.

Thank Noel P
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Paihia for a while I often call in Jimmy Jacks for a takeaway portion of ribs and chips, you get an epic portion size for how much you pay even in a takeaway box! There aren't too many places in NZ that sell really good American Style BBQ ribs, but Jimmy Jacks is up there with the... More 

Thank JessMack12
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Certainly a spot the locals go as the food is great and the portions are amazing. If you like ribs you will be very pleased

Thank Matthew R
Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jimmys Jack's was recommended so it was a no-brainer for me when we visited Paihia. Sunday night and the place was busy but we had no problen getting a table. Hearing the portions were large we ordered the Big Rib Combo (perfect for one) Two of us shared it but still couldn't finish it though that may have been more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 6494025002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?