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Cactus Jack's

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American, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian
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782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
+1 603-627-8600
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11:30 am - 12:30 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:30 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Following the success of T-BONES, the first Cactus Jack's opened in 1995 in...
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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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I had a house salad and enchilada dinner, all very good. They have a very extensive menu here. The food was prepared with care, with fresh ingredients and nice flavor. Here on business so sat at the bar solo, they have a nice bar area with comfortable seating and many booths. Had a great meal and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Hampshire
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There always seem to be a wait here. I'm not sure why? The food is average service is decent the appetizer wings are tasty and the pulled pork sandwich is good. I find most items to be overpriced.

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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a house salad and enchilada dinner, all very good. They have a very extensive menu here. The food was prepared with care, with fresh ingredients and nice flavor. Here on business so sat at the bar solo, they have a nice bar area with comfortable seating and many booths. Had a great meal and highly recommend.

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Thank Dc2011dc
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. We're delighted you chose our restaurant to dine at during your business trip. If business brings you back this way, we hope to see you again! Warmest Regards, Amy Czyzewski Social Media Relations Representative T-BONES - Cactus Jack's - Copper Door Great NH... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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112 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We visited CJ's on a Saturday at lunch time, a family of 8 adults and 4 children. All the staff was pleasant and smiling. The girl who assisted at our table was excellent, always attentive to everyone with smiles and willingness to please, especially making sure the children were served in a timely fashion. The adults ordered the jalapeno poppers... More 

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Thank DeeDeeTraveler
Joplin, Missouri
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the tortilla chicken soup and their mini guacamole. Made a perfect dinner. They also served cornbread. The soup was hearty and well spiced. The guac was good and I really enjoyed their salsa.

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Thank 200nightsontheroad
Manchester, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

The free cornbread is delicious! The menu is quite large with a lot of variety. I've tried 2 of their sandwiches/wraps both were very good. The house made potato chips were delicious. We tried their cheese dip with tortilla chips and that was very good. There is also a large drink menu. Their margaritas are very good! Overall I really... More 

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Thank Emily H
Eddington, Maine
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159 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Good food, but nothing exceptional, would not avoid a return visit, but think we would explore some of the other options available in Manchester.

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Thank Maine04428
Manchester, New Hampshire
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I love the cornbread that they offer before the meal. Very tasty. The menu is pretty extensive, definitely some options. Their Caesar salad is great too, I love the little corn chips they use in place of croutons. Overall they had very good food, and our waitress was also wonderful.

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Thank bgreene17
New Hampshire
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We went during happy hour and sat in the bar area. We had 2 drinks each that were happy hour specials they were good, had a happy hour app nachos for 7.99 we were asked if we wanted guac with it didn't know it was 3.99 more for it and had the prime rib special, I even had a 10.00... More 

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Thank QnofSheeba
Manchester, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This was not our first choice for a restaurant over the Labor Day weekend, but with so many places closed, we thought we would try it and were pleasantly surprised! Our server (Taylor) was fantastic! He gave us great recommendations for both food and drink and no one in our party was disappointed in their order. He was also very... More 

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Thank Melanie E
Manchester, New Hampshire
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

We returned here after a bad experience a while back. Today our server was friendly and very attentive. We ordered a couple nice cold draughts along with grilled veggie paninis. The sandwiches were perfectly prepared.

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Seafood, Barbecue, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am

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