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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 good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (719 reviews)
“crab dip” (52 reviews)
“rib platter” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Omg amazing food. I am recovering from tongue cancer and struggle with food but these prawns and stir fried veg went down a treat. They were juicy and cooked perfectly. The staff were super friendly and helpful. I only with I could have attacked the...More

Thank chopprrrrreid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very busy restaurant and so we turned up at 5 :30pm to avoid disappointment. Reasonable price and yummy food with friendly staff. Rib is a must to try. Seafood platter is another choice. Seafood chowder and garlic bread is my favourite.

Thank LilyChak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff.Quick service, reasonable prices, good tasty food - enough to fill me up. I would certainly eat there again - and take friends there for a meal.

Thank PBandLE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice. Came for the ribs and weren't disappointed. Then we came back for the burger and chowder. All the meaty things were great. Only compliant about the chowder was those crab stick things, urgh, fake crab, just brought the whole thing down....More

Thank Jacintha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phoned for reservation and was told they don’t take reservations just turn up. Took the risk and turned up and did get a table but noticed 5 other tables had reserved signs on them. This site also says they take reservations. Not a great start....More

Thank 176dono
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 176dono, No we don't take bookings and the reason we have reserved signs is because that stops 2 or 3 people walking in and sitting at a table for 8 people. Now I understand that once people see one thing wrong, in their minds...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After the Paihia Beast Event I was craving a hearty meal! Visited this place as I'd heard the ribs were amazing! We ordered ribs, wings and a seafood chowder. Everything was tasty, hot and the service was good. No complaints here. The meals were much...More

Thank Preston H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great friendly service. Delicious food. Value for money. More than ample portions so much so we shared! We visited both nights on our 2 day visit to Paihia! Highly recommended.

Thank Bam12365
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

10 out of 10 for the most tender steak sandwich ever! Restaurant was really busy & getting meal a little slow but all that was forgotten with the quality of our meal. Great vibe and super friendly staff!

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 17 August 2018

My husband and I came in for dinner this Tuesday to share the 2 for 1 rib deal and being a gay couple I was a little concerned about how we would be treated but this was not the case. Our waiter for the night...More

1  Thank CallumBillNolan
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This place was recommended to us, and food was good. We had ribs, fries and Cole slaw. Service was good, as we were the first guests of the day. Two things that kept it from getting a 5* rating - the BBQ sauce, while good,...More

2  Thank dawn h
milkgvy, Manager at Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi dawn h. Thank you for your review. You are right tipping is not expected in New Zealand. I have spoken to the girl accepting payment and she said she was trying to convey that no service was included because service is never charged here....More

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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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