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Cactus Jack's

) #23 of 313 Restaurants in Manchester $$ - $$$ Mexican, American,
782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
+1 603-627-8600
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“t bone” (9 reviews)
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and service is fantastic. We live out of state and try to make a special trip once or twice a year.

Thank James D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service for a table of 6, including a child. The food was ok, but not fabulous. OK family place. I live in Mexico part of the year, so take my opinion with a grain of salt.

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed June 13, 2017

I stoped by Cactus Jack's in Manchester for dinner. I have been to the Laconis location many times. I was very suprised that they did not have chips and salsa available in the dining room side. We were told that they are only available in...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

I actually had a pretty good time. The bartenders were very friendly (I sat at the bar) and I had a little small talk with others. But i bet you could get tastier fajitas at Red Lobster or Olive Garden. Mushy and flavorless...and not hot.More

Thank Andy V
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent visit. I'm glad to hear that the service was enjoyable, but it is disappointing to hear that the food did not impress you as much. We strive to give the best in both...More

Reviewed May 12, 2017

Oh my goodness... get the Chicken Espinaca! You won't be disappointed if you like fried chicken topped with gooey cheesy yumminess! Although, I had been going to CJ's for years when I lived in the area and my first time back and realized that they...More

Thank Meaghan Y
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share feedback from your recent visit. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit back to us! We have always charged for chips and salsa in our dining room. Cornbread is the complimentary starter we offer to our...More

Reviewed March 24, 2017 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...More

Thank Catslover669303
Reviewed March 21, 2017

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...More

Thank Carol S
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...More

Thank Merrill V
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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.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

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....More

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...More

Thank C H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
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, Bar scene, Kids, 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
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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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