Panama Jacks Steak & Rib House

4.1
119 reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Looking for a great casual restaurant on Brisbane’s Northside? Look no further!

We specialise in group bookings for your special celebration like birthdays and anniversaries.

Our signature pork ribs and Nolan’s private selection steaks are legendary. We also do great pizzas and spectacular chicken wings.

If you are gluten free or vegetarian we have options for you too. Quality wines by the glass are a specialty as well.

Panama Jacks is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner from 11:30am, we offer all day dining.

Plus delivery via Uber Eats & MenuLog

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 119 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
3.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DougR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great as always.

Staff are always very friendly and helpful.

We had a great night.

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TracyC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

Last visit I ordered rump which was tough and over cooked so this visit I ordered Chicken Parm Napoli however sauce was thick and appeared to be pure tomato paste. Staff serving meal very pleasant and efficient. Bar staff average had to correct glass size and explain simple drink , then received full nip not half. Coffee service as per previous visit slow would I recommend maybe I have eaten better

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Matty
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

Soup was good when it arrived
Main was disappointing - steak was very chewy ...
Still took a long time for the main meal to arrive

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Justjoy
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

My calamari was raw, the manager was great though and gave me a refund straight away.

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LianneL
2 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good was good but it’s a bit pricey for a local tavern.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was very good food came out pretty fast and was very tasty

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice and fresh food cooked just as ordered. Staff are friendly and attentive

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BarbH
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My fillets steak was cooked perfectly but it was quite grisly and had a large piece of fat down one side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very friendly service, very good quality food.

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Rayla
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Food was cold and the steak was tough. Have been going there for years but will not be hurrying back unfortunately

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CaitlinR
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Excellent food, however the amount you pay for the meal size isn’t worth the money.

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DonnaT
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

It certainly is nothing like it used to be, food quality very average compared to what it used to be.
We used to spend alot of time there including my friends, we keep giving it another go but I think we are done.

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue steak cooked to perfection. Calamari- tenderest ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

"Mothers Day Brunch"
Big Breakfast & Eggs Benedict very basic and plain, poached eggs were hard boiled spoilt all meals.
Omelette was fresh though and tasty, glad I chose this from the menu.

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MarkeM
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A late decision to eat out on Monday night just to the "local tavern"... couldn't have been better. Greeted by a smiling face and warm welcome, sat down efficiently and informed about the menu and specials for that evening. Got a couple of drinks (could really do with pints in the restaurant to save getting up and down), went through the menu and decided on the pork cutlet... easily the best pork cutlet I have had in my life. I don't generally like eating pork at a tavern as they're often over cooked; this meat was tender, moist, the knife went through it like going through butter and the accompanying sauce was spot on. I would definitely recommend Panama Jacks, especially the pork. Delectable!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience3

The gnocchi was disgusting. Have never tasted anything quite so bad. But the schnitZel and the pizza were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Well we felt rushed from our table and it was for a birthday and there were no balloons on our table but the other tables had them on there’s.

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Chief
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Steak was tasty but very fatty rib on bone , my partner had rib eye and wasn’t the best either . Love the mushroom sauce and chips . Good feed but expensive for what I got with rib on bone . Cooked well . Service (food to come out ) was slow but they were busy . I’ve had rump and rib deal before and the rump was excellent .

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TracyC
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Steak underdone ordered rib received rump, service poor when ordering coffee waited 10 min whilst staff member plated cake

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything was perfect

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ShanO
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't recommend highly enough

DC
DeniseC
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good value meals. Perfect for families. Staff are super friendly. A nice night out.

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SharonK
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Panama Jacks for our anniversary and the food was very fresh and tasty.

KD
KeithD
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Noise got a little bit overbearing as more tables filled up.

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vipMatty
4 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Well, it was better that 2 weeks ago - I did not have to wait for a seat.

Food was good also, after waiting 30 minutes for it to arrive.

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WayneM
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good menu options, food delivered promptly, excellent service overall

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Price was a bit more than other local taverns but the quality of the food was worth it. We will be coming back.

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RosemaryB
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

My family, friends and I very much enjoyed our lunch at Panama Jacks Steak & Rib House. The Menu was ample and varied, and the prices fair. All the dishes we chose were generous serves, and delicious - the steak, the fish, the pizzas all went down well. The service was very good and friendly, from the entrance to the restaurant being checked in, to the table and bar service, and ordering counter. Our table was in what is called 'the open' - a lush garden area, and under cover. It was a beautiful ambience and very relaxing. I would certainly recommend Panama Jacks, and I look forward to a return visit one day soon.

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Ellemac
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I was very impressed by the service we received from initial check in, being seated , explanations about the menu and how to order. Speedy service and quality food.

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PeterT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Overall great. But the order of the steak. Think it was 40 dollar meal and the steak was over cooked and dry

Other than that was good and the service was great

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vipMatty
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience2

I ordered the 600g T bone Steak, med - well done, with veges & chips.
35 minutes later (?), the T bone Steak arrived with beans & carrots - no chips.
T bone steak was med - rare, not cooked properly.
Disappointed with the restaurant, again.
If it happens again, on the third time, I will no longer have a feed there...

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CassyC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

staff were helpful and friendly, food was good, was a bit hard to get heads or tails of who knows what with a few things but worked it out in the end. Had a great night in the end,

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Azalea
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

Me and my partner both had medium rare steak it looked and tasted as if it were boiled.
We also had pork ribs and it wasnt falling off the bone like other places i have eaten at.
Food came out just warm and waiting time was long

DW
DoreenW
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was the first time to dine here and really enjoyed ourselves.

LC
LisaC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual service was fantastic, food just fabulous those schnitzels are outstanding. Always a great place to eat out have a drink and chill out

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Heather
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable venue, food, service, clean, tidy. Would return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always nice people and a great meal

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and service

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DandA
4 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

the food was not just up to standard in cooking.

its a lovely place to catch up with friends and family.

we and another couple are interested to join you for the tipearkie dinner soon.

DH
DonnelH
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thursday night special of steak was cooked perfectly (I like mine blue).

FAQs

Panama Jacks Steak & Rib House does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Panama Jacks Steak & Rib House also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 3269 7011.

Panama Jacks Steak & Rib House is rated 4.1 stars by 119 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.