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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

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American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand
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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
6494025002
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Hamilton
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Loved Jimmy jacks ribs. They were so soooooo good!!! Even our little 11 month old loved the bones. Recommended. Service was also great. When in the area visit with a big appetite. I wish mine had been bigger

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Thank denisemj62
Kawakawa, New Zealand
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An amaze day with my Nanna her Happy Birthday, she wanted Ribs* We've been here before and her children grandchildren who live in Oz shouted our Lunch Treeaatt Out on a Thursday.! The restaurant was quiet so we pretty well sat in the same place where we did on our last lunch there that was a Tuesday, we enjoyed the... More 

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Mableton, Georgia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were only in town for 3 days and Jimmy Jack's were highly recommended by our motel operators. Service was decent but food was pretty average. They seem to get pretty good traffic and got busy pretty quick. If I were to visit Paihia again, we will probably not return.

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Thank Chui Wei M
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is nothing really wrong with the food, it just wasn't yummy in our opinion, this place is packed so often in the evening we were so curious to see what the food was like. The restaurant itself is pretty fun, busy and real rib shack atmosphere, all the tables were packed so when my half rack of ribs and... More 

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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Sara, Well what can I say?? I guess we are lucky very few agree with you. It all comes down to personal taste. Cheers Les More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not book ahead (advisable at weekends) so had to wait a short while for our table but this wasn't a problem. The food was really good and the portions are enormous, so it's great value for money.

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Thank GillLundgren
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hello Gill, Big hearty meals is what we do which is why we are busy. Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Les More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant with friendly staff and good ribs falling off the bone. Excellent apple pie and donuts.

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Thank Karen K
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Karen, Happy you were able to get a seat. Hope to see you again. Cheers Les and Staff More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic place to the family for dinner. Yummy food and generous portions. Husband loved the ribs! The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. Would definitely go back.

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Thank CityChickTraveller
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack was so delicious! Our waiter was awesome (wish I'd gotten his name so I could mention him in this review). From start to finish we had great food, drink and service. Thanks very much guys.

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Thank 875leiam
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had jacks burger, their famous ribs and a steak. All the dishes came at the same time and we were glad we did not order any additional starters then onion rings since all portions where large. Not huge just large. We enjoyed them over a local draft beer or two.

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Thank Jorgen L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday night. This place was so busy. Great ribs! Three of us shared the $60 plate and there was so much left over. Wish we had known how big they were as this would have easily fed our family of four. Outstanding food and service was good.

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Thank mckeekathryn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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