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Snapper Jack’s

Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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26 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 7-866 5482
11:00 - 19:30
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 19:30
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Wellington NZ
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This shop comes highly recommended and so we were really looking forward to it. The trouble was when we got home and had settled down to eat the meal, there were only three bits of fish not four and it was too far to drive back for the other piece, or a refund.....(order 235 at 5.30 pm) so I down... More 

Thank Ankalima
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious fresh tarakihi& snapper. I guess that is to be expected from this area but still nice to nevertheless enjoy the experience. I know this will sound weird, but the oil was clean so the fish & chips were just right! Kapiti ice-cream, a decent thick shake. Was worth a second pop in for us.

Thank Quentin D
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119 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Generous scoops and friendly staff. Love Kapiti ice cream and a treat on a warm day. Will be back if time permits. If you like great New Zealand icecream then best go here.

Thank Michelle A
Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Nothing worse than wanting some nice fat chips and get only hard ends. I will not eat at this place again

Thank Janice M
Shirl536, Manager at Snapper Jack’s, responded to this review

Janice you left a nasty review 2 years ago also. Maybe it is best you don't come back!! We have never had any problems with our chips any other time. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you :) More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Great fresh fish and chips cooked to order. The staff were a little moody, a smile wouldn't go a miss, however the food made up for it.

1 Thank Theresa B
Shirl536, Owner at Snapper Jack’s, responded to this review

sorry maybe we all got out of bed on the wrong side that morning LOL will try keep our smiles up :) glad you enjoyed your food!! More 

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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This was my go to spot while in Whitianga! Friendly staff, great food, easy to find (street parking). Ate dinner there all three nights. Did take out two nights and ate at the restaurant the other night. Large selection to choose from and GREAT ice cream! Would highly recommend.

1 Thank Jennifer H
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

A no frills old school fish n chip shop that still serves up the delicious fried parcels in paper. The battered snapper was fresh and the chips were golden without being too greasy. The burger was substantial but not too oversized and tasted like the home made variety with a juicy beef patty with fried onions and fresh salad.

1 Thank Vannary11
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We missed the rush as came in around 4.45pm. Tarakihi and chips for 2 -crispy batter and fresh fish. Plus cheap as and perfect after our walk to Cathedral Cove. Deffo be back

1 Thank goldfinch42
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Central location. Fast, efficient and friendly service. Reasonably priced, fresh seafood, chips, etc to eat in or take out.

Thank Barbara R
Whangarei, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Fish and chips were fantastic, they has no issues with our special order and the Kapiti ice cream is to die for NOM!

Thank angela200901

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Albert Street, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whitianga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 5482
Nder new management since September 2013 Come on in and grab some yummy food! Here at Snapper Jacks we provide you with Yummy Takeaways such as; Fresh Fish and chips , Burgers/ Toasted Sandwiches, Milkshakes and Ice Creams and other delicious deep fried foods. We have a Fresh Fish Window for you to take your own fish home and cook yourself such as ; Snapper and Tarakihi on availability and we also sell Raw Fish and Marinated Mussels. We have Amazing Family Deals and forever changing specials so come in and check them out !! We have a dining area for you to sit down and eat your meal if you wish to eat in, However we do not have bathroom facilities available to the public. The nearest toilets are situated on Blacksmith Lane Behind the Information centre, or down at the water front by the Ferry. Come in and Grab something to eat , And don't hesitate to give us your feedback and reviews :)

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