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Cactus Jack's

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to treat our son and his friend and ourselves to dinner after hard work of helping our son move to the area. We were all exhausted and freezing. This was a great find! Most delicious Mexican food and appetizers, Martini was great too. Everything fresh and made well. Crowded and I can see why. Clean.

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Thank Catslover669303
Manchester, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been at cactus jack's many times. Very good service too. It gets busy on weekends so this restaurant you can call ahead. They have a good menu too. From burgers, fajita's and the ribs. That's my favorite. They have seating outside in the warm weather too

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Thank Carol S
Pittsfield, New Hampshire, United States
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

My wife had Country Fried Chicken, squash and baked potatoe. I had Chicken Pot Pie (my favorite during the winter). Both meals were served promptly and very appealing to the eyes. The meals were hot, and nothig had to be returned. Desert consisted on Triple Chocolate cookie which we shared, and while it was not a big as we had... More 

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Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Terrible food. Ordered nachos and the beef was dry and burned. Pork carnitas were way too salty and the rice was gummy. Won't come back.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience at our restaurant. We strive to give the best in both food and service to all of our guests, and it is disappointing to hear that your visit did not reflect that. The feedback of our guests is the best way for us to work towards and... More 

Seminole, Florida
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We have been coming here for a very long time! We moved from NH to Florida, but visit NH about 4 times a year. And every single time we do, this is our first stop! The bartenders here Always remember what we eat and drink =D My husband LOVES the Death Sauce! We've even brought some back home with us.... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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227 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for a number of years. I have always ordered the grilled veggie panini. Unfortunately this item is no longer on the menu. They do have a varied menu so it was not difficult to find another option. I went with a haddock wrap and my wife had the chicken quesadilla. Both were well... More 

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Thank Bden99
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this review

We are happy to hear what a loyal guest you are of our restaurant. We do have many different options to choose from on our menu, but with the exception of the rye bread, we can always put together the delicious veggie panini! All you have to do is ask your server. :-) More 

Mogadore, Ohio
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57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

Best rated place close to the hotel and I was hankering for some Tex-Mex. The parking lot passed the test. Lots of cars. The Tex-Mex part is iffy but then this isn't Texas. Nice menu with an eclectic profile. Ate in the bar. There was music but subtle enough to not impede conversation. Nice crowd. Bar seats 20 and there... More 

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Garden City, Michigan
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

My wife and I (from Michigan) were visiting some great friends and they took us to this fine establishment for dinner. The first time we had a wonderful waitress named Megan DeSilvu who took very good care of us and what ever you requested, Megan's answer was "No problem at all! We can do this for you!" I ordered Chicken... More 

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manchester nh
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343 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Always a favorite place to visit for me. Came early on a Friday, no wait. Ordered quickly. The food was great as always. My only concern is when it is not that busy... yet they sit everyone on top of each other rather than spread the parties around.

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Hillsborough
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Good food , service could have been better. Some construction going on but I don't think this was the reason for slow service. We sat in the bar area at a table. We don't drink alcohol this seemed to irritate the waitress.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
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
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?