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Cactus Jack's

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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1182 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246-2127
+1 603-528-7800
11:30 - 00:30
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the Chipotle salad with steak, very tasty with a zesty dressing. We are weekly diners at CJ's, and of the many times we have this salad, this is the first time the portion control was draconian.

Thank vrrooom
Barnstead, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This location is right on the water and a very nice view while eating dinner or having drinks with friends and family. Very nice, clean and comfortable atmosphere. Very polite and experienced staff that always does their best to make sure that your experience is a memorable one. Great choices on their menu and the maple citrus wings are awesome.

Thank nathangauntt
Ocean City, Maryland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant. The food and drinks were great! Our waitress was very helpful with food suggestions, and she was very attentive. We will definitely go back when we're in the area again!

Thank JoanneT0213
Gilford, New Hampshire
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

authentic Mexican but great variety nice atmosphere. good service great drinks. good nachos we like the free chips and homemade salsa they serve with the meal

Thank DanielandDot
Laconia, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Food is always good. The staff is friendly. The view is great. Chips and salsa are delicious before. Drinks are great. Worth the trip!!

Thank 423sheila
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Our group enjoyed the broad menu of this large restaurant, located in the basement of the same building that houses a restaurant called T Bones on the upstairs of the building. The overriding influence is definitely cajun here. We enjoyed the empanadas, the blackened salmon, mahi-mahi and chicken strips. The complimentary chips and salsa were good also, with a modest... More 

Thank Tom G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Food and atmosphere are awesome. Tasty Mexican dishes and burgers are very good. A little loud at times but a fun place for food and intetesting Margheritas!

Thank slick151
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went late on a Saturday night for dinner. Our waiter was personable, but food took a while to come out. We munched on free chips and salsa while we waited. Our soda arrived late and the waiter said it was on the house when he brought it. Food was pretty good, but the seasoned chips were the best.

Thank Ginna M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Good was good. Wait staff was friendly. Great mix of Mexican and American foods. Pricey, but it is a tourist area and not any higher than others.

Thank Peter M
Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We ordered some apps from the happy hour menu during the football game on Sunday. The chicken wings were very dry and sticky. It was as if they had been cooked much earlier and warmed up before they were served. They even had a burnt side to each of them suggesting they had been sitting on the grill for a... More 

Thank Louis4dinner
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to our restaurant. We strive to give the best in both food and service with the freshest ingredients. I'm sorry to hear that your visit did not live up to these expectations we have set for ourselves. If you have any further details about your visit to help... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1182 Union Ave, Laconia, NH 03246-2127
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Laconia
  • Phone Number: +1 603-528-7800
Following the success of T-BONES, the first Cactus Jack's opened in 1995 in Manchester. In 2007, the Laconia location became New Hampshire's first dual casual dining concept - with both Cactus Jack's and T-BONES - on Lake Winnipesaukee. While it keeps up the tradition of "homemade" dishes, the look and menu at CJ's has its own style. Attentive servers are always ready to serve guests authentic Southwestern, Tex-Mex, Cajun, and barbecue dishes that are unmatched in New Hampshire.

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