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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand
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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Late lunch - sat outside in the sun. Very relaxed and casual food. We both had seafood which was good. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank pdsymes
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was sadly our last night in NZ and we fancied a good old blow out. Walking along the front we happen to see this place which was heaving. We enquired about a table and was told none at present and was asked if we minded waiting. We were informed it woild be long and were handed a menu. Before... More 

Thank neil m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried the $100 Rib platter. It was awesome..looked great & tasted even better. The whole family (2 adults & 2 children), loved every bit. Great selection - Huge Rack of Ribs, chowder, chicken wings, fish bites,sausage, onion rings, wedge potatoes. Really enjoyed the meal & the experience. Great & friendly staff and great atmosphere. Should be top of your... More 

Thank Sandra B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had my first ribs here..... so tasty. Highly recommend it. When we arrived, there were lots of tables reserved, very popular place to eat. Service was excellent.

Thank Albert R
Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to dinner twice here within the week. The food while 'pub grub' was tasty and very filling with large quantities - no complaints there. The only thing we found strange was that while there were many empty tables, you weren't allow to sit down anywhere, they had this weird system of having to queue at to door (even... More 

Thank christine l
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hi Christene, Thank you for your review. The reason we have that set up in the very busy time is so we can keep a bit of control.Otherwise we just have chaos with people coming in and seating themselves in front of people waiting to be seated and also sitting at tables not cleared yet. I know we are not... More 

Cambridge, New Zealand
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and casual. Cold beer and awesome ribs. Talk about eyes being bigger than my tummy! Scoffed so much ribs I think I hurt myself. Couldn't stop. So good.

Thank i-r-mikey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome menu and food and great for anyone in a wheelchair to dine inside or out highly recommend it

Thank Angie B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped by here for dinner. We ordered 2 mains - one rack of ribs with fries and a double rack that came with coleslaw and no fries. It suited us fine as my husband doesn't like coleslaw and I didn't want many fries. We shared the 3 racks of ribs. Staff were great. Disappointing that people sitting on the stools... More 

Thank Munro1984
Invercargill, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal A real must try is the Maryland crab dip. Yummo. Best ribs ever. Not much more to say. Really must try this place

Thank Melanie A
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took 3 grandchildren to dinner and was disappointed with service and quality of food. Waited with hungry grandies as multiple tables were served before us having arrived and order after us... we were not happy campers...😕 When the food did come it was what I would call very average. kids weren't impressed and neither were we. Went to McDonald's on... More 

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milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this review

Hello Anonymous, Yes sometimes meals come down out of sequence, Common sense would tell most people that some things take longer to cook than other items. Cheers Les More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Paihia
  • Phone Number: 6494025002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?