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Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack

9 Williams Rd, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9-402 5002
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ribs” (724 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

Tasty seafood chowder under the umbrellas outside. Gentle breeze from the beach at the end of the street.

Thank JohnandMichelle87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We noticed this place when we arrived in Paihia and were anxious to try it. We were underwhelmed. The pork ribs were greasy and the burger not great. You can have ketchup for free, but they’ll charge you $1 for mustard (what!?!). The waitress had...More

Thank JH91915
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our stay in Paihia we visited Jimmy Jacks a few times because the staff were sooo welcoming and friendly and the food/ drinks were delicious and huge portions!! Tried nearly all of the cocktails and had a great laugh with the staff, awesome they...More

Thank 60kylies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are really really hungry you should go to Jimmy! Great pork ribs with a tasty sauce. Also the fish and chips are for the hungry guests. Taste is good, service is as expected : efficient and freindly.

Thank V4344LPwillc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a bit apprehensive to visit but found this place to be a gem. Staff very pleasant and food was above expectations. Had ribs which were melt in the mouth. Reasonably priced as well

Thank FrankNZ7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical new style American rib, wings and steakhouse. Quite busy but service still efficient and speedy. Was a bit disappointed with the meal, not much meat on the ribs, not really hot and short on sauce, fries and coleslaw above average. Head waitress was excellent

Thank Dudley S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

BBQ ribs and steamed veggies were just what we needed, and we weren’t disappointed. A bit crowded, just be patient.

Thank MacDuff47
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Waiting staff very friendly and accommodating. Meals were fresh and well presented and great value. We all enjoyed the experience and will be back!!

Thank AllenH1299
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I know why they were so busy every time we walked by. The steak was just devine. It is a noisy place, but not so bad that it was disruptive. Staff were friendly and informed about their menu items. Prices were very reasonable. they also...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great atmosphere at this pub. Three of our group had some sort of seafood dish and all agreed their dishes were great. One had the steak and it was cooked exactly as ordered and was really tender. Staff were busy but had time to stop...More

Thank 542Jane_R
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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