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Trader Jacks

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

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Visitor rating
  • 411
    Excellent
  • 476
    Very good
  • 211
    Average
  • 58
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Went for lunch

While on a walk through town we came across Trader Jacks. Mum had the chilli with tacos and I had the grilled chicken sandwich. Both we yummy the beef in the chilli were pieces of beef which was melt in your mouth. We were on a small table inside having drinks waiting for our meal as it was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Monique A
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

While on a walk through town we came across Trader Jacks. Mum had the chilli with tacos and I had the grilled chicken sandwich. Both we yummy the beef in the chilli were pieces of beef which was melt in your mouth. We were on a small table inside having drinks waiting for our meal as it was very busy... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Very friendly staff. The food is pretty nice but a little on the small side. I had the Cajun fish which was great but too spicy for me. Had no trouble getting a table but did think $4 for water was a wee bit steep.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A great place to come once while you're in Rarotonga. It's right in Avarua on the waterfront and a great place for meeting people and having a fun night out. The Pizzas are as good as the ones in Italy! Would highly recommend them. The cocktails were great and quite a good price. I wouldn't come here if I wanted... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Having heard so much about Trader Jacks was disappointed in the service, food and price. The two pizzas we had were quite nice but service was slow, wine average and we had to pay for ordinary water ($4 was a bit steep we thought)

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Over rated. Probably the least appealing meal we had while in the Cook Islands and the most expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Exactly what I would expect from this place. Food was tasty, fresh, local all the elements you would hope for. Excellent establishment as reflected in the staff and the service provided.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

You just can't go past this place without calling in either for a drink or a meal. The smoked marlin fish cakes were fab. Service with a smile always and fantastic location & view.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Trader Jacks for lunch and we ate our lunch overlooking the sea which was lovely with the clear plastic blinds down we watched the stray dogs playing on the sand below us and we had a few laughs about that. The food was very nice staff attending to you quickly for your food order. Lots of people... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I do not have fish cakes often as they can be a way for restaurants to use up food that is not so good. Do not worry about this. My partner had the Trader Jacks smoked marlin fish cakes on our first visit and reluctantly gave me a taste. Consequently I ordered them on our second lunch visit. They are... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great place if you've shuffled round town and feel like an ice cold beer and a beautiful fresh fish meal or a great steak. Highly recommended, best view for a restaurant in town I reckon!

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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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?