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“Nice but lots of room for improvement”

Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack
Ranked #6 of 60 Restaurants in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 19 December 2013

This place was nice, lots of room for improvement foodwise, ribs are tender but bland and smothered in sauce, onion rings are full of batter not much onion, ambience is good, would be nice if it was a bit homelier, apple martini was bloody awesome even though it was served in a normal glass, portions here are very large, real pub grub, deep fried calories, although there is room for improvement here i have had way worse ribs so this was ok.

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Thank Monique-of-Auckland
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Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Family of four for dinner. Ordered 2 Bacon Cheeseburgers, 2 Seafood Chowders, 1 Ribs and Chicken Salad. Seafood chowder was bland and had been either sitting under the heat lamps too long or was in a oven. Need seasoning. Ribs were great! But lacked presentation. Salad wasn't overly great. No soap in bathroom. 2 for 1 Ribs sign outside of foot bath but wasn't until we ordered that we were informed it was on 3-6pm. Wouldn't go back after this experience.

Thank Emaytiti
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Yummy. We went on Tuesday and got a 2 for 1 deal. Great Staff, yumm food and strong drinks!! Will go back!!

Thank Stick89
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

On a positive note be careful what you ask for in this joint - you might just get a burger you can't finish. Nice service and central location.

Thank Ray S
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Reviewed 11 December 2013

The Food was good But the service was slack no one came to ask if everything was OK or if I wanted another glass of wine and to top it all after spending $30 for a meal, I was charged 0.50Cents for extra Sauce.

The manager was apologetic, but it was a policy laid by the owners !!!
It made me feel I was eating at a Takeaway restaurant -:(

Thank Yash53
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