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Trader Jacks

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

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  • 425
    Excellent
  • 493
    Very good
  • 222
    Average
  • 60
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  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A must go to

Iconic Rarotonga destination. Everybody tells you it is a must see.I took the advice and my friends were not wrong. Very friendly staff at both the bar and kitchen. Food is excellent and a good range of drinks are available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
waza46
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Darwin, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Darwin, Australia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Iconic Rarotonga destination. Everybody tells you it is a must see.I took the advice and my friends were not wrong. Very friendly staff at both the bar and kitchen. Food is excellent and a good range of drinks are available.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Had dinner in the restaurant here one night on our stay. Service and food is very average, certainly wouldn't rave about it. Medium Bloody Mary needs to be a bit milder, just about blew your head off. Restaurant has great views though and the bar downstairs is great and the staff a lot friendlier. Location is great.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great meal's, Bloody Mary was a little bit spicey to call medium. Seafood Mornay was very nice specially as it was raining and cool. Staff were very friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Pretty standard food, service not particularly friendly. Had the smoked marlin fish cakes which were OK. Best part is sitting on the balcony.

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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

it was a pleasant surprise to come across, food and alcohol was reasonably priced and the view of the beach was good

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Waikato New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My family and I went there for dinner and we were seated on the deck (no views to talk about as it was dark!) . We found the service was a bit slap dash...staff was more interested in having a few jokes between them. I asked for a glass of cabernet sauvignon but was served a white sauvignon instead....when i... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Trader Jacks is right on the water with a view of the lagoon. The décor reminded me of the set of Gilligans Island with old ship artefacts throughout the restaurant and bar. The food itself is simple and tasty however the wine wasn't chilled.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Seafood catch for 2 people, this platter is awesome. The service is very good. We love this place, make sure you sit outside on a good evening

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Matakana, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Well we had to go back a few times, the food was that good. Nothing too fancy but the portion sizes made my man happy and the service was brilliant. Friendly and efficient!. The menu is great- loads of choice. its busy, noisy and full of people. Sitting right on the Oceanside is a pleasure. Really a highlight of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Trader Jacks is a low key bar and restaurant situated on the pier at Aravua. Great spot to sit and sup a beer in the sun or have a meal at the restaurant. We spent a pleasant evening even though it was pouring with rain outside. Friendly staff and some interesting pictures and flower arrangements

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Additional Information about Trader Jacks

Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +68226464
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
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
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

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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: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?