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“great! even saw wales during dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trader Jacks

Trader Jacks
Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Ranked #29 of 82 Restaurants in Rarotonga
Cuisines: Pizza, Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
whangarei nz
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“great! even saw wales during dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

went here with no booking (although you should as it usually gets booked up fast!)... we were lucky as a table of six cancelled on the deck so we got a great seat seeing the sun set and the humpback wales jumping out of the water!!! unbelievable! (went in week ended 3 august 2010)
service was served with a smile very friendly, and fast. main meals were big and all tasted great! drinks pretty average price for the island. i had the pork probably not my favourate dish, but had a taste of everyones fish, ribs, steak and they were all lovely.
would recommend upstairs for a nice family dinner and bar downstairs great for a few drinks and pizza. some interesting photos on the walls when you arrive.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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272 reviews 272 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 175 cities Reviews in 175 cities
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
“Excellent pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

We didn't sample the restaurant meals here but chose to sit at an outdoor table under an unbrella right by the sea for our lunch. We orderd two pizzas for the four of us and they were excellent, even by Melbourne standards. This place really has location, location.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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auckland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“such a disapointment!!!!! take my word for it”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2010

We went to Rarotonga in July and went to many places for dinner. We had herd form so many people how fantastic it was and how great the service was but it really wasn't.

While you are way on holiday you expect the best and have great service. You get better service at Mc Dondals than you do at Trader Jacks.

We got a seafood plater which was $75.00 and non of the fish was fresh let alone look or taste half desent. Our drinks were empty and the waiters saw this but played no attention, we then asked for a drinks and they never cameThe workers were so rude to us and treated us like pesents they should not be in the hospitality industry EVER. I would never waste another dollar here so please listen to me and DO NOT GO!!!

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, GA
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“Best fish and chips on the island”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

The food was spectacular, the only draw back was darting the occasional wasp away from the area. We had a great time eating and drinking near the waterfront.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great food, great location, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Had wonderful fish here. Really liked this place. Right on the waterfront. Good value for money, great service

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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