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Trader Jacks

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Lovely place to wind down after a swim. We had the Calamari the Sashimi & Sushi. Calamari dish was the best I've had for a while, just needed a bit of seasoning. Sashimi was quite small but mouth watering so I would recommend ordering more than 1 helping if you really like your sashimi. Whether it be a beer, pizza... More 

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Thank MALandNEL
Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

We visited this bar 4 times during our stay. a great place to have a cool drink and watch the sea life. We seen a whale just relaxing. Nice food and good staff.

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Thank Vickychchbrett
Raglan, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Nice place to drop in for a quick beer. Perch at the bar or sit seaside. Nice lunch, friendly staff and good banter and fun at the outdoor bar.

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Thank Kevin H
Oamaru, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

Had a great meal here over looking the harbour...was recommended by 2 lots of friends from New Zealand, who said you must go to Trader Jacks whilst in Rarotonga....were weren't disappointed!

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Thank carolannenewman
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Had lunch there one day. Pizza, yummo. Also had dinner there one night, staff friendly and helpful. Shame we were all sick the next day. Coincidence, don't know.

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Thank Beverley M
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

The view from the bar was as always fabulous. The food was average. Lots of characters hung around the bar. Some appeared to have been there from the last time we visited 2 years ago and had forgotten to leave.

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Thank DianaC19c
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Being told by everyone this place is a 'must do' we did for lunch. Whilst the location is fantastic we were a little disappointed in the meal and service. Our advice - make your own mind up and at least go for a drink.

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Thank Brad S
Henderson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

As usual this is a busy place. great food and drinks and great staff. We always make a point of coming to Trader Jacks. Great Bloody Mary's for those who need brain food, a great range of beers and wines to accompany your meals.

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Thank Steelo58
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Whilst well known, a quick look is enough, or a quick drink. The food quality poor. Not a good standard of eatery.

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Opotiki, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Fantastic meals and cold beer the staff were great and the smoked marlin fish cakes were the best, a must visit when in Rarotonga.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 21
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
  • Phone Number: +682 26 464
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?