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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

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American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is not extra ordinary, we had the special for the day - beef burger. The patty is not very nice, is too dry for our liking. We tried the rib as recommended to be the star dish but was disappointed. Maybe the taste is just not what we have expected it to be. It is not very good... More 

Thank ChoonGuek
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recommended by my friend, and we were not disappointed. Good potions of food on the meat platter, which fed 5 adults. And we all happy with the taste of the food. Would go again next time we visit Paihia.

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

Enjoyable food at reasonable prices. Friendly wait staff. Nice cocktails. On one of the main streets so easy to find. Recommended by hotel staff.

Thank Debra D
Singapore River, Singapore
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, had the Surf n Turf, Chicken Wings and the Ribs which is a must have. First 2 visits, the food was fab...steak ranks as one of the very best during my NZ trip but on the last visit, asked for a medium steak which came well done...was given a 50% discount on that item but hey chef, please... More 

Thank Awong355
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Jimmy Jack's after a long travel day on the recommendation of the hotel clerk. We were not disappointed! With 3 teenage sons we are always looking for a menu that has some breadth. Salads, seafood, burgers, chicken and of course ribs. The ribs were fall off the bone tender and well portioned. My son gave high praise to... More 

Thank gobluecanuck
Harstad, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a bit like Lone Star but without some of the bells & whistles and the Lone Star interior. The staff seemed quite good and onto it. This restaurant is definitely straight up the alley of teenagers and young males on a carnivore craving. I also like my meat and while all the meaty dishes we ordered were well... More 

Thank seadragon99
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best seafood chowder I have had in a long time. Servings of dishes are huge. Would highly recommend a visit here if visiting Paihia.

1 Thank Jlawson59
Dingle, Ireland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard from people living closely that it was a great place. Read some mixed reviews on TA. Our experience was good. I had the steak, much to some people's disgust, I like mine well done, mine came medium, politely asked if they cud cook a little longer, my families meals were big too. The chicken caesar salad is a... More 

1 Thank Kelly G
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Flavourful ribs, big portions and a really relaxing vibe. A good place to dine in Paihia Bay of Islands.

1 Thank Noelle D
Orlando, Florida
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110 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went down the main drag and smelled some wonderful ribs. Decided to order them and boy were they good. Went back today and Blair, the manager, let my friend taste a local beer which she ended up ordering. Ordered the ribs again and they were wonderful.

1 Thank Debbie A

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?