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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5002
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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends thoroughly enjoyed their rib special but, being the vegetarian i am, i was left with few choices and opted for the vegetarian patty...it was quite bland and very mushy...for the meat eaters, this is probably a great place but for anyone with a more selective palette, you might want to consider elsewhere.

Thank Sandy S
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Got a take out steak sandwich and chips. Whilst the chips were good, the steak sandwich was the worst I had ever had!!! The salad was noticeably absent with a soggy green and tomato between a bun and a chunk of steak. Would not return to this establishment again.

Thank oliveWellington
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, (adult) daughter and I spent a few days in Paihia last week. We wandered around town and finally went into Jimmy Jack's for our dinner. We each ordered different food from the menu, and enjoyed each. I enjoyed the ribs and special sauce. The servings were more than sufficient for us, but I also tried and enjoyed the... More 

Thank Daryl L
Hokitika, New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in for a late lunch. The restaurant was pretty buzy with a lot of the tables reserved. we ordered and received our meals reasonably quickly. Whilst waiting we noticed very dirty tables from prior guests just left as staff constantly walked by. There was food all over the floor - quite gross. Our plates were even taken away... More 

Thank AuntyChezzaNZ
Wellington, New Zealand
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here twice as the food is great for carnivores and vegetarians. The ribs are legendary. I loved the garlic bread as well.

Thank Andysafrica11
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friendly and relaxed establishment , two for the price of one in Wednesdays. Ribs were succulent, a bit fatty - but they're ribs, good sauce, had salad as extra.

Thank Cheryl H
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered a wings and rack platter between two, some of the best ribs I have ever eaten, the wings were average. We couldn't eat them all and took a doggy bag home. Service was fast and friendly. No complaints here

Thank P111Dunedin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our daughter and granddaughter for a casual meal and drinks and found the menu to have great variety and good value. The service was excellent and dinning alfresco added to the charm. Would recommend.

Thank sobota
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the place worth to visit in town. We save the trouble by taking the challenge for their rib platter. It has 3 rack of BBQ ribs and loads of chips.. ribs are finely done, staff are pleasant, especially a lady need to praise her enthusiasm for work is excellent!!

Thank Fooyung L
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a sharing platter which was the seafood platter. Nicely presented and tasty fresh fish. Crab dip was yummo as promised. The salads were not special but adequate.

Thank Gretta W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, 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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?