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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Ranked #31 of 84 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Trader Jack's has a great location, we even saw Whales while we dined. The food is average pub style food but the service was lacking. The waiting staff were not friendly and we felt like everything was too much trouble for them.

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Kerikeri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Located right on water but has become very American diner style and staff not so friendly and we felt rushed to get in and out. Food was quick and average. Good mojito. Probably just stick with the bar next time and meet some locals.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Had another great meal here.you are on the waterfront so can look out over the sea.staff and food very good.price was average .people told us Rarotonga dear but we found really on a par with where we live when eating out.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A long standing tourist destination in Rarotonga, it's a lovely place for a good, wholesome meal overlooking the main harbour in Avarua. Good food, with an emphasis on seafood. Good for larger groups, however if you want to get a seat on the balcony, suggest you ring and book early, as it is a very popular destination. Interesting decor, and... More

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Montville, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Lunched here a few times and enjoyed the tuna sushi and sashimi plate as well as other seafood items that were on the menu. The wine list was also quite impressive and prices reasonable. Plenty of locals in the bar area too which is always a good sign.

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Gisborne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great setting, great service, huge selection of food and reasonably priced in a relaxed, laid back environment. Jason is the best barman, even when I had accidently not paid my bar tab!! Was fun hanging with this guy!

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new zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

People rave about this being the place to go to, BUT Ok its in the harbour and near the sea, but its was just a hang out for ex pats when we went and were not impressed and so didn't return to the bar

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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great position, great pizzas and lots of fun. Staff are friendly and helpful. Very professionally run and definately worth a visit. Get to meet the locals and other tourists.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

After a few drinks at the bar it's worth having a water side booking in the restaurant, the staff are busy but attentive. The seafood platter was generous and very tasty. And the lights in the water showing just how pristine Rarotonga water is even at the boat ramp is a nice touch.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Our food here was fine, but not standout. There are better places to eat that are cheaper and tastier!

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