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I have been in love with this dish for over 15 years!!!! And have driven from South OC to fix my cravings. There is nothing like it anywhere else. The hot spicy JackShrimp broth with a generous serving of huge gulf shrimp, and dunking that crusty French bread in it!!! Oh my....it tastes so homemade, I am a cook myself, and this dish is just heaven. I love to get the grilled artichoke and fried pickles for a complete Cajun feast. Absolutely amazing food Jack, these must be cherished recipes, thanks for making such delicious food for us to all get a taste of New Orleans!!
I order this every time I go to Campus Jax along with a glass of wine. It is the most delicious, filling and inexpensive dish The OC has to offer! Of course you can't go wrong with any of their offerings. Jack and his team work hard to make their menu items irresistible....and they succeed.
Dinner was so delicious!!! We had JackSauce and it was particularly scrumptious. The Ancho chili salmon was also great and of course the spicy creole pasta hit the spot. The key lime martini really hit the spot. Jax is one of our favorite restaurants and it never disappoints.
Awsome evry time ...add shrimp . mardi-gras pasta add shrimp add saua ge !!! jack dipping sauce and appetizer Artichoke !!!
Incredible! Spicy, delicious and dipping the bread to soak up the sauce is a must!
This has been our Go-To favorite for years! Always order extra bread for soaking up the juice... Glad to see JAX back up and running again. Thought you were gone when the last restaurant closed on PCH!
The Jambalaya was a 10/10 highly recommend dish at Campus Jax. The spice mix and sauce was absolutely delicious combined with layers of flavor. The dish is interesting to eat with flavorful sausage and tender chicken among other ingredients.
It is the best! We drive from San Juan Capistrano on a regular basis just to have Jackshrimp. Love the artichoke with Cajun mayo too! Best food around!!! 10 out of 10! Thanks
OMG the food is awesome! I've been a patron for years. My husband loves the Jack Shrimp 🍤 the sauce is to dye for! I love the Sweet Thing, my all time favorite! (Not as spicy). You'll love this place I've recommended to friends and they love it! Enjoy!
We have been enjoying JAX Shrinp since the location by Newport Pier. Shrimp and followed to each location. The best shrimp ever, fresh Bread, cold beer and the house salad are our favorite! Can't wait to be able to pick it up to go.
Love, love, love this place! Have been going for many years to the current location and the old PCH location. Service is always friendly and quick. And, of course, the food is delicious - especially the Jack Shrimp! Looking forward to reopening and seeing availability of the entire menu.
It was amazing!!!
These tri-tip sliders are the best I've ever had! The tri-tip is tender.....cooked to perfection. They absolutely melt in your mouth and even though these are on the Happy Hour menu, the serving is large enough to make a full meal. Throw in some of their delicious sweet potato fries and you'll be set!
Perfect,exactly how I remember it at Jack Shrimp.Simply the best in food and entertainment!!!!!!
My husband and I came in for a lunch sandwich special a few weeks ago and we were pleasantly surprised! We always have our go-to The JackShrimp (oldie but goodie) but we tried something different this time. The sandwich was tender and juicy. The aus-ju that we dipped the sandwich was great! Fries were nice and crispy and the horseradish was a nice touch to the sandwich. Would recommend for a filling lunch! Been coming here (JackShrimp) since I was 10 years old, all the way back when the Irvine location was around. This place will always hold a special place in my heart and stomach 🦐 Love how the restaurant has evolved over the past couple years. Always a fun time!
My son picked Campus Jax for his birthday lunch. He had been to the restaurant years ago when it was on Newport Blvd. He suggested his favorite dish JackShrimp w/Bread. He even ordered one to go. The meal was delicious, especially the sauce. Glad we ordered the full meal size. We were surprised at the low price for the meal. I'm still savoring the sauce. Definitely will be back for more JackShrimp!
I had originally experienced the food at JackSHRIMP in Newport Beach many, many times...and was very sad when it closed. By dumb luck, I stumbled into Campus JAX last April and found that this was Jack's newer place. The JackSHRIMP & Bread is a must every single time whether as an appetizer, main course or to take home. The Jambalaya (with shrimp or not) is a real find after trying so much unauthentic versions of the dish elsewhere...all over the country. It is the perfect blend of meats, onions, peppers and spices...perfect heat. The pulled pork is as good as I could do myself if I had the 22 hours it normally takes me to make it...so much simpler just going to Campus Jax. It is always fresh and delicious...and convenient. Suffice it to say that everything...everything...I have ever had at Campus JAX has been off-the-charts delicious...I have never been disappointed. The service here is completely on-point even at the busiest times. Courtney is among the finest servers I have ever encountered at any restaurant at any price. I have had many other excellent servers as well when Courtney is not working. We go there for the food and generally have not gone for the bands. BUT we are always entertained if we are there and there is a show. We have seen everything from rock to country to dance....always a good vibe. Lastly, parking is easy, plentiful and safe. You can tell Jack Jasper is a detail-oriented owner committed to excellence and that reflects in every aspect of the excellent experience we ALWAYS have at Campus JAX.
Delightful evening perfect service enjoyed the live music at sunset. More important she said yes! Thank you for a perfect evening! Bob
Have been dining at Jax Shrimp and Campus Jack for many many years. I only order the Sweet Thing. Love the flavor and the portions are great. Now living in AZ and come every time we visit OC. Delicious always.
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This dishes was amazing. The flavors where on piont. As young child I lived in Louisiana and flavors brought me right back. Excellent dish. A mist have at Campus Jax.
The food was great , the live music was fun too ! Reckless Kelly Enjoy Jax
Love this Jackshrimp and sauce for dunkin' the bread into! The best I have ever had and the atmosphere and owner are extremely friendly and always a pleasure! I highly recommend coming here as nothing on the menu is bad! I host my christmas parties or big lunches here as well!
I've been enjoying this dish for 20+ years! One of the first places I discovered when I moved here. As always consistent- peel and eat shrimp 🍤 in the yummist sauce you will want more bread to soak up every drop! Delish you won't be disappointed. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
There is nothing like Jack Sauce! Dipping sourdough bread in it is absolutely magical! It is also great with JackRice! Hell, it would be great on a flip flop! It has so much robust flavor and a punch that is SO original! My mouth is watering as I write this! See ya, ordering take-out now!!!
I've been a JackShrimp fan for years and then I tried Sweet Thing. So much flavor. Garlic, spices, pasta, chicken. Delicious. Filling
So glad to have found you again! I can't have a baby without you! Let me explain. It has been our tradition to eat your JACKshrip and then go into labor that night. Any way... Thanks for being soooooo good!
Looking forward to dining and listening to live music again at this wonderful restaurant and venue ~ craving me some Jackshrimp and sweet smelling warm bread. My husband loves the Jumbalaya. We are excited to introduce our daughter to Campus Jax with their new vegan menu options. C'mon California - let's get it on!
I never want the meal to end! I love to sop up all that delicious buttery shrimp broth!
You will not taste better jambalaya even in New Orleans!!! This is the best I have ever had. Spicy but not too hot. Yummy. I always have a hard time deciding between this and Jax Shrimp, another delicious selection. Try both as soon as you can and you will be SO HAPPY111
I first had it at a buffet at a friend's birthday party at Campus Jax. All the food was exceptional but the Spicy Creole Pasta was my favorite! I had to go back to get more!
I grew up with Jack Shrimp being right down the street from my house in AV and when it left I followed to get my favorite Jambalaya in Newport. Here we are now at Campus Jax and boy does it not disappoint!!! This dishes flavors are electric and sore. Always my go to meal for comfort. Must try!
Jambalaya, no need to travel far for this excellent Lunch dish. Highly Recommended MeuterMedia. great ambiance, great service, and specialty beers Dinner time Live Music too. what else do you need?
This has been our all time favorite dish for over 20 years now. I haven't seen or tasted anything like it anywhere else....even in New Orleans.
Campus Jax's is the only place around that keeps the food real and healthy with a New Orleans centered cuisine. The atmosphere with the music venue is uplifting and festive, prices are competitive, food is fresh and good, and the Cajun/ New Orleans dishes are spot on. I tend to get the shrimp and grits because it's a favorite, but the Jax sauce with fresh dipping baguette is also a Regular item I eat as well as their salads. Also the bar tenders are artist with the bourbon and smoke and bitters. The dream man of my life (who I first expressed my love to at Jax's in a cost booth - swear to God) loves the Cuban sandwich and the Jambalya. We bring family and friends here for music, for sports events on the big screen, for trivia night and theme nights. It's the absolute bomb. Thank God and all the Angels in New Orleans for Campus Jax's. I told my loving man two years ago it was a magical power spot, and I totally believe it still. Go to Jax's and let the good times roll.
My go to! I always add shrimp. Get the bread to mop up the sauce.
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