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Haile Selassie Avenue, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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07:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Jackies Pub hasn't changed, except the prices. It is still a typical tanzanian container bar located in a high-price residential area. It offers cold drinks and local food. Ideal to unwind after work or to watch live sports on TV. Best waitress was and is MONICA!

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Thank Serengeti55
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Jackie's Bar offers an open air setting as a local bar, the drinks are competitively priced, as well as the staff who are friendly provide efficient and quick service. However, the management of Jackie's could learn from their clientèle to wake up and expand their menu! Whilst the public menu offers a variety of grilled (brochette style) meats and fish... More 

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Thank John T
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Love to go to Jackie bar ,local food always good , beer at local prices so not to expensive . Staff are friendly .only out die tables so not to good in the rain .

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Thank Berkhamstead
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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

This is where my colleagues took me to introduce me to Tanzanian food. The lunch buffet is very affordable and has covers the range of Tanzanian cuisine. Might be a bit tough to be productive after a big meal, but worth it. Don't miss out on a fresh juice either!

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Thank Zach L
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Jackie's years ago used to be a staple of the ex-pat community nightlife on Oyster Bay when there was extremely limited choice. Now, its not up to par for locals or expats alike. The owner refuses to turn on any lights in the evening and will only refrigerate sponsor paid Coca Cola and Heineken refrigerators during opening hours. The area... More 

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Thank C K
Arusha, Tanzania
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015

I come to Jackie's for makange pilipili (Tanzanian spicy chicken bbq) and their Sunday buffet. I have to say they have some of the best makange on earth. The service is excellent and fun. You get to really meet friendly people here and cute little cats that keep the place spotless. Their Sunday brunch buffet is one of the best... More 

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Thank evjohn86
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

A must try tanzanian mishkakis and chipsy mayai ( chips with eggs ). Friendly staffs, great under the tree seating. Foreigner friendly. Mediocre price.

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Thank Christian P
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

Best BBQ - chicken sirloin goat fish and kebab mixes served unpretentiously to all takers. Fantastic flavor in an outdoor bar atmo. Take the lime and pepper relish on the side - it's hot!!! Jackie personalizes her service so try to call ahead, everything's made fresh so it's a longer wait to arrive and then order.

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Thank Imaginata
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Romantic, no nonsense Mzungu friendly Mishikaki bar with World Cup football to boot. I loved the atmosphere, the lighting and chipsis with what must rate as the best mishikaki in Dar. And great beer too. Shame they couldn't fix an England world cup win!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved it

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Thank Garry P
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2014

The sirloin nyama choma at Jackies is the best! And it is a great place to meet friends on a Friday evening...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haile Selassie Avenue, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?