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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in Paihia after a couple of years, Jimmy's was a good as ever. Love the ribs and sauce, -wish I was game enough to have a go at a full portion! - and my partner's scallops, fish and chips were perfectly cooked too. Excellent friendly staff, nothing too much trouble.

Thank wundabar
Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy ribs and burgers. Kids love them. However, The chicken wings are too try and not so tasty as what we expected.

Thank didiw2017
Port Stephens, Australia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in for a meal here and were served very quickly despite a holiday crowd. The craft beer on tap was Chomp. Had three pints and hit the spot. Partner had the regular ribs and they were big and plentiful for "down under" ribs.

Thank Greg R
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302 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only went for the half portion of ribs and I struggled to finish that!. Not fine dining but a damn good feed and I know now why you have kitchen roll on the table not napkins!

Thank olthomas44
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, nothing flashy, but then it's a rib shack... got the smallest plate of ribs... you get ribs and chips... ribs were tender and sauce very yummy. Only thing I'd change was not to put the chips under the ribs... they go all soggy! I transferred them onto another plate... but that's just me. Husband had a burger -... More 

Thank Jacqui T
Playa del Rey, California, United States
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great barbecue ribs, good beer selection, even good salads. A bit noisy, but the service was quick. We'd go again if we are ever there again!

Thank Linda P
New Zealand
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack was only a few minutes walk from our hotel. We love ribs so decided to give it a go. Luckily we only had the small portion as they all seemed huge. Lovely and sweet and we felt it was a reasonable price.

Thank Karen255
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy place to relax and enjoy a simple meal. Can be packed, popular. Nice to sit outside away from the crowds. Great place to meet up with friends for a beer and steak, burger and chips.

Thank getdihere
Whangarei, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apart from an incredibly long wait for our first drink, we had an enjoyable time and to be fair they were very busy. I was able to get a basic Gluten Free steak meal minus potatoes of any sort. So basic salad with balsamic dressing and very nice piece of steak. Was quite noisy but is to be expected on... More 

Thank Lorra75
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were recommended by the I-Site to get a burger from Jimmy Jacks and so we went only to find that the burgers we ordered were so processed and fatty we felt sick afterwards. They were almost $20 each (this included fries) and was way too much food we couldn't eat all of it. I asked for some extra mayo... More 

Thank Abbey C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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: 6494025002

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?