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“We went twice”
Review of Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill - CLOSED

Cactus Jack's Bar & Grill
Price range: $15 - $22
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“We went twice”
Reviewed January 23, 2011

We found going out for dinner in Australia expensive no matter where we were. Cactus Jack's offered reasonable prices and good food. We tried it one night, and went back agfain. The service was fine - not amazing, but I don't expect that in this style restaurant. We had different servers attending to us - one took our order, another brought our drinks, etc. But there was always someone around checking in and there when we needed them (without being annoying). The food was delicious, again, not the most amazing meal I've ever had, but very good for this type of place. I had the chicken enchiladas once, and a chicken quesidila and a side salad another time.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank llewysknot12
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Only good because of the beer”
Reviewed January 9, 2011

The service was seriously lacking, we were waiting at the front desk for 10 minutes before one of the staff ambling by decided to throw us a look. The food was pretty average, but arrived fast. The cocktails were tasty, but bar service was very hit & miss.

Overall was ok to go, but stick to the things that are hard to mess up like Nachos.

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank RndmGsha
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I was extremely disappointed in the quality of the food - and the prices!”
Reviewed January 2, 2011

There were four of us dining, two adults, two children. We had a large selection of starters to share between us. The food was not good quality, it was greasy, not very warm and each dish was smothered in dried herbs. Some of the dishes, for example, spicy potato wedges, were very small, with only four wedges on the plate. I had been recommended to have the chocolate nachos; after tasting just one I had had enough. The chocolate was acceptable but the taste of the nacho was indescribable. To add to our evening, the music was loud and very boring. Never again!

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Thank Lesley3234
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great staff and atmosphere, food has gone downhill.”
Reviewed December 20, 2010

The chocolate nachos are amazing, fajitas delicious, staff friendly and attentive and the atmosphere really cool. But lately thr food just isn't what it used to be...the specials are almost always disappointing and some regular items seem to be declining in quality. A shame because we do love the place :(

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Thank whitsundaylocal
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The place to go with friends”
Reviewed November 27, 2010

This is the best resuarant to go for atmosphere. I regularly go with family and friends and find food such good value for money. The cockatils are the best in town and prices worth every cent. Usually I find the staff wonderful but a a few recent experiences with family and friends I found a few of the staff to be quite rude and have found this to be quite offputting.
None the less I'd definately reccoment to try out Catus Jacks you wont be dissapointed and garuntee you'll be back more than once even if its just for the cockatils. The fahitas are a must try so Yum!

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Thank airlieliving
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