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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Nice spot

Food was pretty good, the beers were cold, the service was friendly and the view was lovely and relaxing!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
RebeccaJ86
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Food was pretty good, the beers were cold, the service was friendly and the view was lovely and relaxing!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to wind down after a swim. We had the Calamari the Sashimi & Sushi. Calamari dish was the best I've had for a while, just needed a bit of seasoning. Sashimi was quite small but mouth watering so I would recommend ordering more than 1 helping if you really like your sashimi. Whether it be a beer, pizza... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this bar 4 times during our stay. a great place to have a cool drink and watch the sea life. We seen a whale just relaxing. Nice food and good staff.

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Raglan, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Nice place to drop in for a quick beer. Perch at the bar or sit seaside. Nice lunch, friendly staff and good banter and fun at the outdoor bar.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal here over looking the harbour...was recommended by 2 lots of friends from New Zealand, who said you must go to Trader Jacks whilst in Rarotonga....were weren't disappointed!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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
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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 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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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, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions
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?