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“What a chowder !”

Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack
Ranked #6 of 58 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
763 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
“What a chowder !”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Have tasted many chowder but the one at Jimmy Jack is truly amazing and memorable ! The Ribs are huge so remember to share. Must try !

Visited November 2012
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Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Poor everything”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

A table was easy to get but service certainly was not. We waited 15 minutes for some service so walked to the bar area where the waitresses were busily chatting - a waitress then appeared 5 mins later to take our order. The waitress then totally confused our drinks order - we needed to repeat it 3 times before she understood - not surprising as her main focus was on her fellow waiters. Our food - reasonable ribs but the mussels were like leather. We paid in cash and then 10 metres away 2 of them ran after us to ask of we had paid !!! We were mortified by this as well as angry and they went back to the restaurant ,with another waitress busily saying that we had certainly paid. That just summed up the experience at Jimmy Jacks - to be avoided if you actually like food or service. Not a good experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

We go for dinner here every time we visit Paihia, their ribs are really good, and fairly priced. The staff are always really nice and accommodating.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Terri H
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“best ribs in the bay of islands”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

we were recommended Jimmy Jack's by our motel hosts and we were glad we went! We visited Paihia in low season and it seemed to be the only restuarant in which was full which says a lot! There was a good mixture of locals (so obviously repeat customers!) and tourists and a really nice buzzy atmosphere. The portions were huge - we shared a main between two of us and were still stuffed! Food was all really good with lots of meat on the ribs - very moist and practically fell off the bone. yum!

Visited October 2012
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Canberra, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“If you like your ribs saucy...”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack is good if you like your ribs saucy... not so much if you don't. The Double Deal is an awesome feed for two people and we barely made it through half the chips that came with the meal. The onion rings are large and awesome!

  • Visited November 2012
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