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Trader Jacks

Pizza, Seafood, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 193
    Average
  • 57
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The view is worth the visit

Food is honest quick simple food. Drinks and food well priced. The view is awesome with waves crashing right next to you. Service is simple had to wave down a couple of times to be served

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Elise R
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Masterton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Masterton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Food is honest quick simple food. Drinks and food well priced. The view is awesome with waves crashing right next to you. Service is simple had to wave down a couple of times to be served

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have been to Trader Jacks a few times over the years and we still love going back. Situated on the old wharf you get a nice cold beer at a realistic price and you can natter while watching the local kids and some parents swimming and having fun in the water. The food is what I would call good... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We ate here a few times, and had beers here a few times more. I would have given it a five, except the second time we ordered the seafood pizza it was lacking the smokey fish flavour of the first. Great seafood chowder and beers on tap for five bucks. A good place to meet locals and tourists from all... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely spot by the beach, right in town. Food was lovely, seafood platter very nice. Great place to have a drink during the day and a swim out the front. Just be careful as it closed around 2pm till dinner time.

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La Puente, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We stayed on Rarotonga 12days. After 3 days of hit and miss for good food, a local recommended trader jacks. We have ended up having dinner and drinks here 5 times during our stay. Bartenders are great and funny. The view of the ocean from here is beautiful but the food was the best part of all. We had different... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I feel the pizza needs to be highly acclaimed. It suited the mood overlooking the ocean with a draft beer. The service was excellent as well.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had lunch, a drink each and dessert for half the group. Was nice food, well cooked and good size servings, but over $200 for 4 adults and 2 children for lunch was a bit on the pricey side. Pleased we went, but not a must do if your counting pennies.

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sherington uk
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The fish was tasty and the whole evening good fun. Make sure you book and go early.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A trip to town for shopping is not complete without a visit to Trader Jacks. Great food and beachside position.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Full of character, in the heart of Avarua and with scrumptious food, don't miss eating at this wonderful restaurant. A true taste of the Cook Islands specialties.

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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, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?