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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5002
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (619 reviews)
“crab dip” (53 reviews)
“onion rings” (33 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We were here for appetizers. What a blast! Food was very tasty, the atmosphere is very good. Would go back.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food and service at this establishment was impressive and we left feeling well satisfied, would not hesitate to go back.

Thank Alene Y
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My son wanted ribs so I went along not expecting too much. What a nice surprise when our meals came out. My son was happy with his rib stack (I tried it - tasty) and I enjoyed my prawn meal. Staff were friendly and atmosphere...More

1  Thank flyingkiwi66
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went over the christmas break. Very busy but well worth the wait. Ribs are fantastic and probably the best I have every had. Portions however are not consistent from plate to plate and considering there were 8 of us, this was easy to see. Otherwise...More

Thank steve s
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Steve, Yes portion size has always been a problem. The ribs come in variable size so we try to balance as much as possible. Anyway thanks for your nice comments. Cheers Les

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced and a busy joint. Friendly serving staff and prompt service. Many ribs to try. Ribs were average.

Thank leroySUk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lunch with the family, in had the double. Beef burger, my daughter had the hot dog and chips and my wife had the ceaser salad. Only feedback would be on the salad, croutons weren't small or crunchy and chicken was bite size. Flavour wize...More

Thank Lightguy101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Cesar Chicken salad. On the menu it said „with bacon and Parmesan“. The bacon wasn’t real bacon, it was low quality diced ham. The Parmesan wasn’t real Parmesan, it was some other cheese. The chicken was dry and chewy and the dressing was...More

1  Thank Beth J
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Beth, You really need to know what you are talking about before you start writing as what you have said about the ingredients is just wrong. I get that you have an opinion and didn't like your salad and it's your right to voice it....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an early dinner after being on the road all day. Place was very busy but we were able to get a table. Friendly staff, meals were great had the ribs and burger. Put it on your list.

Thank PotOz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As we walked in, no one seem to keen to help. Got a table, and everything around us so dirty! It smelled like vomit.More

Thank Liron A
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Liron, I see by your review history that you are just not a happy camper. It's something about the holiday season that brings out the worst in people. However thankfully the vast majority of visitors are wonderful and make up for people like you....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were really looking forward to trying Jimmy Jack’s rib shack as part of our holiday to Paihia after seeing a queue out the door the previous night. Unfortunately I found the whole experience distinctly average. We were seated promptly and at the beginning of...More

Thank Rufinski
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4 January 2018|
Response from 785amiep | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I just reviewed jimmy jacks. Not sure about take out. I would assume so. Will need to contact them direct
29 July 2015|
Response from Kelly G | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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: +64 9-402 5002
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