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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5002
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (606 reviews)
“crab dip” (51 reviews)
“onion rings” (33 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

If you are ever in Paihia an like ribs then I can strongly recommend this place. The ribs were delicious and the steaks and other food my friends had looked very good also.

Thank Kees1966
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good steak, good sauce, decent amount of steak and fries. No long wait for us. Friendly staff, reasonably priced

Thank Alexander B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in to dine and told kitchen was closed. Friday night at 9 o’clock. Really?? There were four of us and we were hungry. Unbelievable.

Thank Heather T
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry we did not stay open just waiting for you to turn up. Maybe we should keep our kitchen open until midnight just on the off chance you get hungry again and want to eat late. Cheers Les

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A busy night but the maitre D Was onto it. Ok food, pub grub. Great atmosphere and lots of family groups. All good thanks.

Thank Wanda22Rotorua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here twice. Both times the service was good. We had the ribs and wings. Good food at a reasonable price.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must in Paihia for a meal. Our motel recommended it and we were not disappointed. Fun place with delicious food.

Thank Kiwijetter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought a small group for dinner and we were not impressed. Although our server was lovely and friendly, the food left much to be desired. Burgers were not cooked as ordered, steaks were drenched in sauce and ribs were overcooked and far too sweet. The...More

Thank mikem852015
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow 47 terrible reviews 7 years, 74,000 people in the last 12 months and approx 450,000 1289 reviews in that time. I know you will be shocked to know there are a few we cannot satisfy. I see you have done 3 reviews for 3...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Asked to have fries substituted with a dinner salad. Server came back to table and told us it would be an extra $3.00. I asked for dressing and was told there was a $1.00 charge for dressing. My partner ordered a burger platter and when...More

Thank VinceQEdinburgh
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, I can see by your history of leaving terrible reviews in your wake that you are not a happy person. Better to stay home and be miserable there. Cheers Les

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good portion size, if you like ribs this is a good place to try. The Chicken burgers lack a bit of flavour but the portions are again good. Don't go past the curly fries....cooked to perfection.

Thank Asha D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice Roadhouse type eatery with an outdoor eating area. Food is good as is the service. The wings are a good size and the burgers are huge. They have different specials thru the week.

Thank russell85
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, 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: +64 9-402 5002
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