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Trader Jacks

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American, Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Pizza, Gastropub
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+68226464
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

good for a beer and pizza at lunchtime to take in the views over the port. easy atmosphere and the best pizza in town.

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Thank jenandrt
Maitland, Australia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely meal and cocktail, nice atmosphere on the balcony. Staff very helpful and friendly. There was no table available on balcony originally so we sat inside which we were OK with and then the staff let us know as soon as one was free and told us we could move if we liked. Was a lovely gesture from the staff.

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Thank Mandy H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

staff saw us coming and organised a table for 9 for us, great staff and wonderful food, couldn't get in for dinner as so busy, Lunch you couldn't have faulted, beautiful

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Thank Diane386
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

8 years after our first time here and the seafood platter was bigger and better than then but amazingly the price was still the same! Service was great, new young girl only been there a couple of weeks was very pleasant and will do good as her confidence grows. The pizza we saw come out looked really delicious as did... More 

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Thank Jen A
Auckland New Zealand
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Trader Jacks. Fabulous friendly staff and a great live band. Do yourself a favour and eat here at least once while in Rarotonga.

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Thank Torana2
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped in to this iconic Rarotongan watering hole. It's our 6th trip to the Island and this place has steadily declined. It's tired, the staff were disinterested and the place seemed unkempt and dirty. With so many better located, better quality bars cafes and restaurants to choose from, I wouldn't bother with this one.

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, friendly staff and awesome atmosphere! Went for a friends 40th and the staff made us feel so welcome. Will be back.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic Pizzas anytime of the day. Right on the waterfront at Avarua. Indoor and outdoor seating areas for dining and casual seating around the bar itself.

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Thank Tracey R
Paeroa, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great friendly restaurant. It was raining outside, but was wonderfully warm inside. A great meal with plenty of things to pick from the menu. Staff warm and friendly. Large meals and a good selection of drinks available. A must to visit when in Raro.

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Trader Jacks is a Rarotonga institution not to be missed. The food and drinks are wonderful s is the atmosphere. You just cannot go to Rarotonga without a visit to Trader Jacks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Pacific Rim, Gluten Free Options, Pizza, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +68226464
Description
The Cook Island's most iconic dining destination. Stunning views over the south pacific. Come in and dine with us on our al fresco deck or join our friendly team at the Vaka bar for an icy cold tap beer or the best cocktails on the island.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?