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Cactus Jack's

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
+1 603-627-8600
11:30 - 00:30
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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204 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to this restaurant for a number of years. I have always ordered the grilled veggie panini. Unfortunately this item is no longer on the menu. They do have a varied menu so it was not difficult to find another option. I went with a haddock wrap and my wife had the chicken quesadilla. Both were well... More 

Thank Bden99
Amy C, Social Media Relations Representative at Cactus Jack's, responded to this review

We are happy to hear what a loyal guest you are of our restaurant. We do have many different options to choose from on our menu, but with the exception of the rye bread, we can always put together the delicious veggie panini! All you have to do is ask your server. :-) More 

Mogadore, Ohio
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Best rated place close to the hotel and I was hankering for some Tex-Mex. The parking lot passed the test. Lots of cars. The Tex-Mex part is iffy but then this isn't Texas. Nice menu with an eclectic profile. Ate in the bar. There was music but subtle enough to not impede conversation. Nice crowd. Bar seats 20 and there... More 

Thank esketores
Garden City, Michigan
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My wife and I (from Michigan) were visiting some great friends and they took us to this fine establishment for dinner. The first time we had a wonderful waitress named Megan DeSilvu who took very good care of us and what ever you requested, Megan's answer was "No problem at all! We can do this for you!" I ordered Chicken... More 

Thank Robert S
manchester nh
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317 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Always a favorite place to visit for me. Came early on a Friday, no wait. Ordered quickly. The food was great as always. My only concern is when it is not that busy... yet they sit everyone on top of each other rather than spread the parties around.

Thank sctredsoxone
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Good food , service could have been better. Some construction going on but I don't think this was the reason for slow service. We sat in the bar area at a table. We don't drink alcohol this seemed to irritate the waitress.

Thank ngramolini
Derry, New Hampshire
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Have been there with my wife several times. The BBQ chicken and steak is a good item menu. Also, the Fajitas are to die for. Their smoked Salsa is the best anywhere!. Unfortunately, the cocktails are very weak. You are better off ordering a soft drink. Polite staff.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback about our restaurant. We strive to give the best in both food and service, and it is the feedback of our guests that helps us to achieve that goal. I am so happy to hear how much you enjoy the food in our restaurant. The fajitas are one... More 

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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I'm sure this restaurant is very successful. Why reduce the size of the fried ice cream? I don't think anyone is fooled by adding more whipped cream around edge of plate.

Thank whitjake222
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 recent visit to our restaurant. We value the feedback of our guests as it allows us the opportunity to improve upon their experiences. The spec for our fried ice cream has not changed, but I will be sharing your feedback with the Head Kitchen Manager and Head Dining Room... More 

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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Awesome ribs, pleasant atmosphere, The place is clean, friendly and perfect for the family Great choice of food We love the Nachos appetizer and the rack of ribs, Best ribs around

Thank carolo195
Manchester, New Hampshire
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for years now and finally decided to write a review. They are consistently good. They have a wide variety of food on the menu. Our favorites over the years are the nachos and we add chicken to them. These are by far the best nachos we have ever had in the area as well as... More 

Thank TP72
Manchester, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We loved the southwestern atmosphere the moment we walked in. The menu is vied to please all tastes. I ordered a taco salad served in a taco bowl rich with guacamole, beef, sour cream. Yummy. Another diner order a lobster roll from the summer specials menu. It was filled with lobster meat enough to satisfy any hungry diner. Our friend... More 

Thank waboucher

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
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: 782 South Willow street, Manchester, NH 03103
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 603-627-8600
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?