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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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Brancaster, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 2 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 3 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 4 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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161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days 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 6 days 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
Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large portion sizes both for children and adults. One serve if the nugget and Chris satisfied our two little girls. The ribs, wings and rings platter was more than enough for two adults with a side of slaw and fries. They do offer doggy bags so you can take the left overs home. Ribs are tender, wings lack flavor. Service... More 

Thank Jenni8774
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ribs here are awesome. We had a snack serve and even shared it and there was plenty. We sat out on the footpath stuffing our faces, drinking ciders and watching the world go pass. Bliss!

Thank julieQ6900EF

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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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?