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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm a frequent visitor to Jimmy Jack's at least 3 times a year. I have been through all the slight menu changes, but I feel the new menu is by far their best. Always super friendly staff, the food is always delicious (if you like this kind of food i guess) and even on their busiest nights the wait isn't... More 

Thank Joanne S
Karlsruhe, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very busy but we quickly got places and the service was great.The ribs are huge, sticky and falling off the bone. Very reasonable prices.

Thank NaimDiver
Stratford, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Definately recommended as a place to eat. The large meals were extremely tasty and would visit again and again.

Thank jjamies0n
Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge and tasty half rack of ribs! Even though the restaurant was very busy we had good service and a great dinner here!

Thank CatC190807
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didnt expect Tony Romas quality ribs in a small town like Paihia except the ribs were twice as big and half the price. The secret sauce was sweet and delicious and the meat soft and succulent and literally fallg off the bone. Unforgetable. Dont take reservations, walk in only. But #1 restaurant in Paihia after 3 days. Not even... More 

Thank vincentlau
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here when we visit paihia it never fails to satisfy our hunger, the ribs are so good it pays to book at night coz it's often packed, if you havnt booked the staff are brilliant and always try and organise you a table or offer you a drink while you wait for a table to become free.... More 

Thank jbeamxpert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ribs and awesome Monteiths Cider on tap. Great atmosphere as well. So good we want back the next night for pudding;)

Thank Peter C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a big tasty meal. Good atmosphere. Nice drinks selection. Great location. Always pumping. Do takeaway.

Thank London T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the a most amazing seafood chowder , I have ever tasted Loads of fish of all kinds in it If you were to order a bowl , there is plenty for two Wow that's all I can say If you go there try it If not you have lost out Yum yum

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious food with amazing staff. This restaurant offers good ole hearty meals! It was busy when we went, however, we managed to be seated quickly. Food came out quickly and was always served with a smile.

Thank Josh D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?