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Trader Jacks

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Parramatta, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the great customer service and the food presented was on point, the pizza's were big and full filling as well as my favourite the mac/cheese ball for appetisers. The waiter and waitress were friendly and continued to check on my husband and I with our meals. Had a great view of the water front and no complaints none what... More 

Thank Arden83
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a nice place but the food was pretty average. I think it's best to stick to the fish and chips. The service was very good.

Thank shazhelin2013
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Trader jacks has a great range of food on their menu which would appeal to most people! Lots of fresh fish to choose from. My boyfriend got the pork ribs and said they were amazing!! Was lovely being so close to the ocean, very nice place to eat. Staff were very friendly as well. Definitely worth going to 😊

Thank RachelMoo2
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A nice taste of the true spirit of Rarotonga, on the harbour, in an opened bar. Efficient staff, good bar food. An atmosphere which belongs to the island.

Thank Michael E
Rangiora, New Zealand
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Harbourside bar and restaurant on the edge of town, a good mix of visitors and locals. Didn't eat here, we were just in need of something long and cold. Reasonable prices, and a fair selection of beers

Thank Jim333
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good. Quite good for island food. House APA on tap was slightly mislabeled, more like a light ale. Forgot our dessert until prompted but that's not crippling as wait staff were friendly. Non stop mosquitos weren't their fault but they could have done something about them maybe

Thank S1697RIchristopherb
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food at a reasonable price, we ate there for lunch and found it very good, a little bit pricey compared to other places on the island but would still recommend giving it a go.

Thank Raymond B
Yeppoon, Australia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

went there by accident and was pleasantly surprised what good food they offer. Would recommend for everyone to go there :)

Thank Thomas J
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pizza with a huge selection - great staff and an amazing view. Def return again when next in Raro!

Thank Peter M
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169 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of history with trader jacks so take the time to have a look around and read the history. This is a regular visit when we come to Rarotonga. The food is good and not too expensive. Sitting on the edge of the beach and small boat channel locals are often jumping off the pontoon or swimming in the... More 

Thank Shane N
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this review

Thank you so much. I appreciate you coming in and your great review. We can't wait to see you next time. More 

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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
US$12 - US$22
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
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
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?