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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Ranked #28 of 82 restaurants in Rarotonga
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Awesome views and yummy pizzas!! Looks out over the bay and great to sit and watch the sunset while having dinner. Good cheap option. Also the seafood platter was yummy.

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Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The location right on the water was lovley, the food was nice but the staff could have been friendlier.

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I went here for lunch on my first day in Rarotong on Sat Mar 22., As I had flown in at 5am didn't get here until 2pm thinking the kitchen was open all day.....Apparently not! Initially the bartender although friendly said to me the kitchen was closed but after I ordered a vodka and coke he came back to me... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Our 2nd trip to Trader Jacks and wasn't as good as the first meal we had there a couple of years ago. Neat atmosphere, service was good but meal a little disappointing.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Booze is cheap and cold. Has a good view out to see. Food in restaurant isn't that great but ok. Had 2 seafood pizzas, 1st was wicked, 2nd was average.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Absolutely loved it! Great drinks, great water view, great staff, just amazing. Would recommend a visit!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We wiled a way a few hours watching the sunset, enjoying drinks, watching the harbour with boats and outriggers coming and going and the bar bustling with tourists and locals alike. A pleasant place to spend some time and the staff are very friendly

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Trader Jacks is an iconic Rarotonga restaurant and bar it is close to the water and a very relaxed and vibrant place to have dinner or have a drink as you relax by the ocean beautiful venue awesome staff and it definitely goes off when the Vaka Eiva competition is on every year.

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Kerang, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Nice place to sit and enjoy the food and drinks on the water. Always busy and has a good following of regulars.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My new husband and I visited the cook islands for our honeymoon, on our second day there we discovered trader jacks, upon entering the resturant we were warmly greeted by a number of the friendly staff before being seated at a table that overlooked the ocean, both the food and cocktail menu were extensive and very hard to choose from,... More

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