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Cactus Jack's

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Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Pub
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782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
+1 603-627-8600
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to CJ's just about every week and it is consistently good. Generally I would have a burger or the blackened catfish which is always delicious. On this visit I had the South Atlantic Shrimp Basket which is on the special summer menu and those shrimp were fantastic! It is sometimes a little louder than I would like. The... More 

Thank Richard K
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service is always good here. We started with a choice of 4 dips: espinaca, smoked salsa, spinach and artichoke and guacamole. Espinaca has been our long time favorite, my teen really liked the smoked salsa but the guacamole had no flavor--just tasted like an avocado. We did not like the spinach and artichoke. My teen gets BBQ something at... More 

Thank Lee Ann A
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to our Manchester location. I am happy to hear you have always enjoyed the service in our restaurant, but it is disappointing to hear that, for you, the food hasn't lived up to the standards we pride ourselves on. I will be sharing your feedback with the... More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere for southwest restaurant. Our waiter left a lot to be desired. Our group ordered appetizers to share he didn't bring any extra plates to eat it on. Even after we asked for some still never got them and no apology for not bringing them. I specially ordered chicken enchilada with no onions or peppers on or in my... More 

Thank BJd1948
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent experience in our restaurant. We strive to give the best in both food and service, and it is disconcerting to hear that the service fell short of this. I would appreciate it if you would reach out to me directly at amy.czyzewski@go2cjs.com with any more details about your... More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently traveled back to the area after moving and went several times for dinner during our stay. The service is outstanding, consistent food and reasonable prices. CJ's will never let you down...this is not a chain, it's a well run restaurant with ample choices for any customer. We will always go back to CJ's when we are in the... More 

Thank teri2tea
Schenectady, New York
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time here and we were not disappointed! Our meals were amazing. I'm all about margaritas so I wish they would have fancy glasses that they came in but instead they came in a regular glass which for me takes the fun away from Margarita. Nonetheless, everything was perfect! Great waiter too... He seemed to be hopped... More 

Thank Latina40
Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice dinner on our last night in Manchester. Someone recommended the chicken quesadillas and they were delicious! The rest of our meal was good, too, the only problem is there were so many different menus to choose from. The waiter didn't really explain them so it was a little confusing. Nice atmosphere and the drinks were good too!

Thank Gr8TripTaker
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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is place has great specials, the sangria is amazing. Salads are fresh and cold, and large enough for a meal. Lobster rolls are huge, but a bit on the blah side, although you do get a hefty portion.

Thank Nicole K
New Jersey
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122 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Arrived to Manchester late and this was one of few places open (full menu til 12:30am!). We took a chance and so glad we did! Everything was wonderful! The menu is very extensive and was tough to decide what to get. The tortilla chips and dipping sauce app is a great choice. The chili was also excellent. Free soda refills... More 

Thank Fenway302
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Just as the title says, CJs is very dependable. Fast service, good food and drinks. The Mix Mex Grande is always my first choice! Definitely a spot worth checking out.

Thank zach_1
Charlottetown, PEI
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123 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Great Tex Mex restaurant. Very busy but we were well served by Megan. Chicken tortilla soup was very good, daily special fish tacos were excellent and the chimichanga, although deep fried, was crisy. We were able to exchange the fried rice and refried beans for coleslaw which was welcomed. Good margaritas and good selection of beers.

Thank HappyCanadian13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, American, Bar, Southwestern, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-627-8600
Following the success of T-BONES, the first Cactus Jack's opened in 1995 in Manchester. In 2007, the Laconia location became New Hampshire's first dual casual dining concept - with both Cactus Jack's and T-BONES - on Lake Winnipesaukee. While it keeps up the tradition of "homemade" dishes, the look and menu at CJ's has its own style. Attentive servers are always ready to serve guests authentic Southwestern, Tex-Mex, Cajun, and barbecue dishes that are unmatched in New Hampshire

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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