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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5002
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (586 reviews)
“crab dip” (47 reviews)
“onion rings” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here twice over the weekend. My husband had ribs which he deemed great. I had the Chowder which is one of the best I've had. What needs improving is customer service - dour, sullen wait staff. A welcoming smile would be nice!...More

Thank Nicki A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading wonderful reviews we were disappointed with our visit. The only thing which we both enjoyed was the crab dip but we both agreed it should be served with just bread & not crisps. We had fish & chips which were not as good...More

Thank Catiles2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, great food ....get the ribs, sauce is spicy but...... beautiful. Good price, excellent service , we had a new staff member serve us, Blond guy ..young i think it was his third day on the job. excellent service . wish we had found...More

Thank Graeme C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a visit. Very friendly staff. Meals good.Dining area and bar well set out. Tuesday Special Meal Day an excellent draw-card.

Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food tastes delicious! Burgers are my favorite. Great service in a timely manner, atmosphere feels relaxing enough to grab a beer and chill. Welcoming to all groups, has bathroom, indoor and outdoor seating. Jimmy Jack's is one to visit when up far north!

Thank Roberta N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We shared a steak sandwich which was rare so if you don't like it like that be aware! The ribs sauce was delicious but the ribs were very fatty. The atmosphere was buzzing and the service was good. The portions are very big so be...More

Thank Bulrac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The serving sides were large. I had a burger which was average and my husband had the chowder, which he said was lovely. If you just want to fill the stomach or feed the family I would say to go and enjoy the night. Service...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got seated next to the door in mid-winter so it was freezing every time someone entered or exited the restaurant. Our waiter was disappointing, no smile, grunted rather than spoke, couldn't recommend even a popular beer. All the other waiters were friendly and chatty...More

Thank Charlie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious ribs - but, wow - what portion sizes. Only choose the full rack if you are seriously hungry. Nothing posh about this place - but it's really tasty

Thank davidh of england
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pouring with rain and just wanted a bowl of hot soup. Couldn't find anything open so choices were very limited. Service was ok, food was ok but very American styled menu and big helpings. Fully licenced.

Thank Helen B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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: +64 9-402 5002
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