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Trader Jacks

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

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  • 231
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  • 60
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Right on the water

An always enjoyable lunch at Trader Jacks with awesome views and great service. the menu is extensive and if you can't find what you want on it then you mustn't have your glasses on.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Vanessa T
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed lunch and a drink at Trader Jacks, pleasantly situated on the beach at the top end right in town. Traders is well known in town and a few locals recommended it. The seafood platter was fine - the seafood in Rarotonga is generally good - but not particularly great. Sitting in the sun on the balcony watching the... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Quite a nice meal here; my fish in satay sauce was nice but taro bland and dry. My husband enjoyed his pasta dish a lot! Good service and prices good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Most restaurant options in the islands are a little overpriced for what you get. This is more a reflection of the need to import a large proportion of the staples we might take for granted. As far as Trader Jacks goes, the view overlooking the lagoon is great and the staff are friendly and welcoming. However, the food is only... More 

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

didnt know fish and chips could taste so good! I tried the salmon & mussel patties also, and loved them! Perfect location with a beer, looking out to the ocean.

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auckland new zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A great family restaurant covering everyones needs including young kids. We had pizza 4 times on the island and twicw at trader jacks who were by far the best. Good value and a great filling meal or lunch

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

An always enjoyable lunch at Trader Jacks with awesome views and great service. the menu is extensive and if you can't find what you want on it then you mustn't have your glasses on.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great burger there after completing a crazy walk up to the Needle. The staff were very welcoming and the view is great.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Trader Jacks a number of times with our group of 18. Delicious pizza, great outlook and fabulous service. We will return!!!

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Waiuku, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The view is to die for and right in town which is a bonus... Food has gotten to be expensive here but good for a stop in and order a drink...

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went here for dinner which was quite nice and returned a couple of days later to try the pizza which looked quite delicious. Service was friendly and they didn't screw anything up. Food fresh and quite delicious. Pretty good value for money considering how much food needs to be imported. When we returned for the pizza, it really was just... More 

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Additional Information about Trader Jacks

Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +68226464
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
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
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

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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, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene
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?