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Trader Jacks

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Avarua, Cook Islands
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All 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 Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Paid several visits to this Restaurant, just a few of us and then a crowd. Meals very nice with friendly a quick service seeing it was so busy. Good Bar downstairs with great music. Plenty of parking available as its right on the wharf. Very popular place and had been recommended by the locals.

Thank Colleen M
New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch and we were served by a lovely man who was very helpful. The food was delicious as was the view.

Thank NewZealandMegan
Waiuku, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When in Raro, you have to go here. had a lunch and a dinner here. Lunch was just fantastic. The dinner was a bit of a birthday dinner for my wife. The staff were superb, the venue is awesome and fits with the surroundings. My dinner and I must add it was no fault of the restaurant, I ordered a... More 

Thank Rizzla33
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

lovely relaxed view and watched the sub boat and jet skis from here while having a refreshing drink while shopping

Thank fantailonenz
Tauranga, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tried the seafood platter- great mix of seafood but no crayfish.Price was reasonable. Food tasted great except for the crab that was a little under cooked. Consisted of prawns, raw fish, sushi, sushimI, crab, squid rings, scallops, smoked marlin, cooked Wahoo and oyster.

Thank kiwibloke2016
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the seafood platter & thought the variety was fantastic. My favorite was the smoked marlin & raw fish. Beautiful setting as you look over the lagoon while you dine.

Thank moolaa001
Rongotea, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Trader Jacks is a must visit in Rarotonga. Always good food and cheerful and friendly wait staff to look after your every need. Cocktails are ok too!

Thank barnyard2016
Perth, Australia
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Delish mojitos, reasonably priced dinner for Raro. Recommend booking a table first - was totally booked on the weeknight we went on - still good, fast service throughout. Ribs were completely burnt and waitresses were so apologetic and sorted a replacement straight away and didn't charge us. A+ for customer service!! We will be back!

Thank bnabroad
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service was super , but the food was basic wouldn't rush back here ,as too many other nice restaurants

Thank Rhiannon A
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located right on the water's edge, and yet handy to the centre of town. Friendly service, great food - particularly the seafood, fresh and brilliantly prepared. Good value all round, highly recommended

Thank 59sander1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $22
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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
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?