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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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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Good prices for wine, beer, spirits and cocktails, beautiful pizzas as well, some staff not so happy - meaning the maitre de, bit grumpy, but she came right and suspect possibly under pressure as they were busy, definitely recommend, other meals I saw going to other guests also looked scrummy, going back on our return next year.

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Thames, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

visited raro last year and was impressed with trader jacks but sadly disappointed this time food was still of a reasonable standard but the service has dropped a fair bit had dinner the first night food was lovely but after ordering drinks and waiting none arrived and we found on the bill had been charged for order and 3 days... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My family of seven ate here twice during our visit to Rarotonga in July. We had dinner and lunch on two occasions. The place is humming all the time, but the service and standard of food is consistently high. Children are welcome, which is great, and they are able to go down on to the beach in front of the... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed a lot of aspects of trader jacks... But somethings could be better. Staff were really friendly and great to be around and a lot of fun. Views are fantastic. Plate sizes are good with plenty of food on them, deserts are superb. We went back twice - second time to get a table on the deck.. Both... More

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Vista, California
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Heard a lot about Trader Jack's while we were in Rarotonga so decided to check it out one day when we were walking through Avarua. The place looks pretty nice - has a good view of the water - can watch the vakas or other boats if they are out. Prices were all right - not real expensive - not... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good choice on the menu.very fresh seafood chowder which was wonderful also the pizza bar that was popular.Nice clean place for lunch or dinner

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoy coming for a drink, the friendly staff and watching the Vaka teams train, they are brilliant. Good place to kick back, relax, enjoy the sea breeze and the setting sun. Did not get a chance to eat here but would highly recommend visiting.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Well we tried this place 3.5 years ago and was not that impressed. But the rave reviews thought we would give it another shot. Walked in and although we did not book a table there were plenty without the reserved signs and yet we were made to feel like we were an inconvenience. Ordered Got burnt garlic bread Wanted another... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I loved the venue and the great food. The drinks were very reasonably priced even the cocktails - staff was very attentive and friendly.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I'm glad they rebuilt this place after the cyclone! Great burgers and nice airy, open atmosphere. A must see for travellers 👍

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