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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
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is buzzy and busy! Great staff, attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. Food was tasty and no fuss. Atmosphere eclectic, especially the sidewalk tables. V enjoyable.

Thank Dorron N
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had fish and ships, pork sliders, Cesar salad and burger. The food was good but nothing special. The portions are well served. And the service was good. The location of the place is at the center of town. Good for a quick bite.

Thank christianmayorga
Brancaster, United Kingdom
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A half rack of ribs with curly fries , a great dining experience , succulent and tasty , just perfect . A busy Saturday night and had to wait 10 mins to get seated , waiting staff bought menu's very quickly and were very helpful and attentive . Food and drinks came through quickly and were quality . Excellent ,... More 

Thank Robert V
Caloundra, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing!! meals were huge and so tasty. Our waitress was also amazing haven't had such good service in a long time :-)

Thank Natalie C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The seafood platter is so good ! Me and my workmates shared and I wish I didn't. Great vibe in there, very busy place popular is a better term. Great food, good staff and easy to find 👍🏽

Thank neekamartin
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly but the hamburgers we ordered were ...nothing to write home about. The bun was "chewy / uneatable" (felt more like plastic) and the meat had "zero" taste. Possibly the most non descript hamburger I ever had and that in New Zealand. Admittedly it was almost closing time and we felt they made us a favour by... More 

Thank Global_Citizen_YK
United Kingdom
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Centrally situated- a good vibe and very friendly staff. Portions are huge! Wine is expensive $8 a glass!?....but half ribs at $19.99 not badly priced for the town. Good place to take kids.

Thank veekayhay
Istanbul, Turkey
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The ribs were fabulous and the sauce was even better. We weren't that impressed with the crab dip. Service was excellent and definetly would go back.

Thank NicoleMcG1
New Zealand
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant in central Paihia has a following, with a funky distressed decor and casual ambience. Having read about it, my family and I had lunch here on a day when two cruise ships were moored offshore. We got almost the last table and were later told that in the evening sometimes the queue is out the door. I had... More 

Thank Jim E
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff are very freindly, found was fantastic, nice place to dine for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Recommend A++.

Thank gstingr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    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, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?