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“Great Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cactus Jack's

Cactus Jack's
Ranked #20 of 396 Restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Keene, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Loved the food and the atmosphere, very welcoming and clean. They are willing to hear recipes from you to add to their menus. Prices were reasonable.

Visited November 2011
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English first
Mass
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2012

I'm surprised by some of the reviews!!! The food was amazing!!! My party of 4 were staying in NH for the night and we picked this place from the hotel list of local resturants. One year later and we STILL talk about the food lol. We're from mass and have considered driving the hour and a half just to eat there again. It's more so home cooking that typical chain food. Everything we had was perfect right down to the pumpkin beer in a sugar coated glass!

We waited about 45 minutes on a thursday night to be seated. At first we were going to leave but were very happy we stayed. Tables are a bit too close together. Casual feel. Great for families with kids. Service was awesome!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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NH
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351 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
“One of my favorites...seriously!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

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Ambiance - A little dated...but still cozy. The restaurant could use a little updating. But bright colors, cleanliness, and an interesting decor keep you looking past it.

Food - The one key factor. If the food is good - you will always come back - and people, the food is very good here. If you don't like spice however, keep looking. The chips and salsa are free and excellent - a must try. The buffalo chicken tenders are the best around. The salads are great. The fish tacos are also the best around. You can mix things up here and they don't mind. The food is all fresh which is unexpected!

Price - Price is just right. Two people, 4 drinks, 2 entrees expect to pay $50.

Service - The service is great here both at the bar and in the main dining area. They are a small company and have several restaurants and it's clear they set a specific standard that at minimum the staff will follow, most are over the top good.

Location - Location is okay, a little far up south willow, but the parking is ample which definetly makes up for it.

Drinks - The drinks are very good. Excellent pours. The offer doubles as well. Craig is the best at the bar..he remembers everything.

Overall - A great experience each and every time. You will enjoy.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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“CJ's Cactus Jack's--all the same place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

One of our favorites in Manchester. Graet value for good steak....or a sandwich. Love their salads as well.

Visited May 2012
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Always a favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

This is the sister restaurant of T-Bones. A little more casual, more sandwiches, etc. We've never had a bad meal here. This location can get very busy though, so beware. Worth a 20 minute wait, but not longer.

Visited June 2012
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