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Trader Jacks

Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 239
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  • 61
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great dinner

Had lunch there one day. Pizza, yummo. Also had dinner there one night, staff friendly and helpful. Shame we were all sick the next day. Coincidence, don't know.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
Beverley M
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Had lunch there one day. Pizza, yummo. Also had dinner there one night, staff friendly and helpful. Shame we were all sick the next day. Coincidence, don't know.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The view from the bar was as always fabulous. The food was average. Lots of characters hung around the bar. Some appeared to have been there from the last time we visited 2 years ago and had forgotten to leave.

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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Being told by everyone this place is a 'must do' we did for lunch. Whilst the location is fantastic we were a little disappointed in the meal and service. Our advice - make your own mind up and at least go for a drink.

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Henderson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

As usual this is a busy place. great food and drinks and great staff. We always make a point of coming to Trader Jacks. Great Bloody Mary's for those who need brain food, a great range of beers and wines to accompany your meals.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Whilst well known, a quick look is enough, or a quick drink. The food quality poor. Not a good standard of eatery.

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fantastic meals and cold beer the staff were great and the smoked marlin fish cakes were the best, a must visit when in Rarotonga.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We make a point of eating at Trader Jacks every time we visit Raro!! I always get the spare ribs. So yummy!! They are always busy so pays to book. On our last visit we went with a large group & they were very fast & attentive with service. Always friendly & great for kids too. The deck area offers... More 

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very good service and very impressed that the locals are all employed here and always smiling. Best location on the island, awesome food, mahi mahi was yuuummo. Keep it up Trader Jacks

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Everyone was raving about the Seafood Platter so we had to try one. It was lovely although they serves Oysters and we specifically asked to omit them. The location is OK but it is amongst run down buildings but definitely worth a visit for there Seafood!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We always visit Trader Jacks when in Rarotonga. It has a fantastic position right on the waterfront and the staff are always willing and friendly. We love the Ike Mata here and go back most days for lunch just for this.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +68226464

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?