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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Ranked #32 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
Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

But don't expect haute cuisine. Good "pub"-style meals and service. You want to book ahead to get a seaside seat.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Right on the front in Avarua overlooking a small beach and a gap in the lagoon, Trader Jacks offers good food with attentive service. The burgers were especilly good.

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Te Aroha, New Zealand
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Trader Jacks is a "must do" in Rarotonga. The bar and restaurant are in town but right on the waterfront with lovely views out to sea. We sat outside and had lunch, marlin fishcakes, fries and salad. They were really yummy and more than enough to sustain us. Trader jacks has a good reputation, its been around a long time.... More

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Gisborne, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This bar and restaurant is always a good call ,we have visited Rarotonga 4 times in as many years and always make the effort to attend this establishment.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Was a daily occurrence to drop into Traders for a drink. Staff very friendly and today we even watched two whales off the shore

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great fan of traders for years, so this visit was hopefully an abberation. My wife and a friend ordered the swordfish after we all had the superb chowder. Luckily I had a very good pizza and not the fish. Within about 3 hours of the meal both swordfisheaters had the runs . severely! My friendly already commented it had tasted... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Location and view is just awesome, staff friendly as, food the best and price is cheap to boot. A must do for a great meal with a view to match.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Well I was looking forward to coming here from the reviews but my fish was tiny but did have a good crumb coating it. Salad was boring and gross dressing and there wasn't many chips put on the plate. Overall expensive and left hungry.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have been going up to Raro for years now, Traders is the hub of the Island, its my home. Im there from day light to dark

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Dunedin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love Trader Jacks for the food as well as its situation, lovely looking out to sea! Have only have lunch there as night life might be a bit busy for us !!! Sometimes the wait can be a bit long but they are usually busy so you have to take the good with the not so good. Overall a... More

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