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Trader Jacks

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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

Greeted and showed to a nice table with a sea view. Good staff however they gave us someone else's bill . The food was average.

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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Came and enjoyed lunch on a sunny Saturday, the food hit the spot and the drinks went down a treat. This is a spot everyone goes to on the island. View is just beautiful while enjoying everything that trader jacks has to offer.

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Thank Cindy P
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We went to Trader Jacks for lunch. As we had heard TJs is an institution, well worth a visit. The location is great, right on the waterfront, where you can watch the Cruise ships and Yachts that are too big for the port. Food was good, if standard, island restaurant fare.

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Thank Nzattitude
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

From the moment we walked up the stairs I knew the wait staff had been well trained! Beautiful setting, fantastic food, great wait staff. The place was full, and we thought oh ohh, island time service, boy were we wrong! Our food came out in a timely fashion and was delicious. Watching the SUP session on the water was a... More 

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Thank happyg0lucky42
Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Excellent food good price. The staff were very happy we enjoyed it very much it is right on the sea front so can be really cold at night needs acoat

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Thank Roda186361
Adelaide
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

We went to Trader Jacks for lunch after the markets. Its a great venue for lunch to sit outside under the shade with beachfront views. As soon as you walk in you all you can smell is the pizza and it smells so good and it tastes good too.

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Thank NikkiGAdelaide
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Great food and right on the beach. Great service and very friendly people. Make the time to seek this one out - its out of the way but worth the effort

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Thank Ruth B
Tamworth, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

It has it all - cool and casual bar , great pizzas or restaurant - where you will not be disappointed.. Found it later in our holiday - but, wish we found it first ... Worth every penny ! I feel the only place that gives you value for money. Brilliant location - only one disappointed not open on a... More 

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Thank MeticulousMe
Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Good old Trader Jacks, never disappoints, our dishes were fried but oh my, they did it just right. My scallops were perfect!

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Thank 142SueandNeil142
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We went with a group of about 20 booked in advance. Good drinks at a good price. All food arrived at a similar time and everybody was very happy with what they received. From pork to beef to seafood. Staff were great with the little kids and bar staff frendly and remembered what you were drinking. Would go back again... More 

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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
US$ 12 - US$ 22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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?