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Trader Jacks

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

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    Very good
  • 201
    Average
  • 57
    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
Drop in for a Beer

Perched right on the waters edge Trader Jacks is the perfect spot for a super casual beer. We got yarning with a real character at the bar who turned out to be Trader Jack himself! Sadly we didn't find time to go back in the evening for a meal but we are reliably informed by the locals that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Mark C
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Whangamata, null, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

What an awesome view from your table, friendly and fast service. Lovely meal, generous serving. Highly recommend.

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Whangamata, null, New Zealand
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Perched right on the waters edge Trader Jacks is the perfect spot for a super casual beer. We got yarning with a real character at the bar who turned out to be Trader Jack himself! Sadly we didn't find time to go back in the evening for a meal but we are reliably informed by the locals that the place

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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I visited twice this time. Once for dinner and the other for lunch. I find it consistently good with friendly wait staff and great location.

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Nelson, , New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We enjoyed a great pizza and a Speights here much to my husbands delight .Staff were very obliging a good spot for watching the world go by

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Methven, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We arrived at lunch time, without a booking. There where 6 of us, which they accommodated with no problem at all. The food was amazing, the staff very friendly and nothing was a problem. The location is great, right on the water with great views. We were a little suprised that (quite small) bottles of water cost $4 each to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The mighty Trader Jacks is a South Pacific institution that is not to be missed... I am a (fairly) regular visitor to the Cooks, and Jack's seemed slightly quieter than usual during the week, although it was out of season. However, come Friday night, it is still the place to be... if you want to experience Raro, then head for... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A great family restaurant. the staff are very obliging and very cheerful. Nothing is too much trouble. A great outlook especially when you get a table on the deck.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Fabulous location right on the water. We booked in person and could choose our table, we chose one right on the water and it was lovely eating dinner as the sun went down, and watching the stars come out. The food was delicious and staff very warm and friendly.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

Good pub-style food - we had a good burger and grilled fish with salad. They also do nice sushi/sashimi plate, and be sure to try the sashimi pizza (yes, really). Nice spot to sit and have a drink by the water at sunset. Family friendly and quick service.

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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited early in our trip, and didnt book. The staff were friendly and fun. We ate outside in the bar as the restaurant was fully booked, althought after an hour and half it seemed that nobody had turned up which was odd. The food was very nice, the range pretty good (7/10), and service was also good, but a... More 

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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, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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