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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (456 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
“crawfish” (47 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a great meal at trader jacks, try the local Raro lager, nice easy cool drink ,all our group of 6 enjoyed it. The seafood selection is amazing , the favourite for all was the marinated marlin. Staff were efficient and fun.

Thank CJF5498
Reviewed yesterday

Our favorite place for lunches and just loitering and enjoying the view and the people, so close to town and the view is to die for, get a table facing the ocean and do try the Iki Mata, we couldnt get enough of it.

Thank travellerM77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great location with cool breezes. The food wasn't too bad but very reasonably priced and the service was friendly and efficient. It has a nice atmosphere for sunset/dinner as well as lunch.

Thank 123free
Reviewed 2 days ago

A bit of a tourist trap this place, but once you get a slice of their pizza in your mouth, your hooked. Great, friendly service and a terrific Mojito to boot. Ribs are pretty damn awesome as well.

Thank Piers B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food, nice relaxing environment and friendly staff members. We had a blast when we came for dinner, thank you!

Thank Suzie j
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delish food - fresh seafood dishes. Nice spot to sit and enjoy a bit of ocean views and actual breeeeeze!

Thank April-c-is-me
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn’t expecting much from this place but it exceeded my expectations. The service was excellent and friendly, the food and drinks on offer were very good indeed. The smoked Marlin salad was so good and they catered to my gluten free needs with a...More

Thank TripMembe02202017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location beautiful food and awesome staff. Thank you for a lovely affordable meal. Much appreciated indeed. We will definitely be back!

Thank cmurray1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing pizza good atmosphere ... very friendly staff ... free pizza with drinks on Friday ... Definitely a must do in Rarotonga Aaaa sunset is beautiful too

Thank Vanessa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a great atmosphere great views great service and the seafood pizza was to die for, washed down with awesome cold beer

Thank yourworsenightmare
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27 May 2016|
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Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Sunday is always difficult here. Trader Jacks is open six nights a week with Sunday a day off for the hard working team. Bamboo Jacks is open on Sundays for an awesome dinner and a great selection of drinks.
21 April 2016|
Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Jack Cooper has owned Trader Jacks for over thirty years with his business partner Chris Douglas. Chris runs all of the menus and Jack is the face and money man. Just like the restaurant, he's a bit of an icon around the... More
2 October 2015|
Response from A7079BPjasonc | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Its in the works sorry Robyn, we're just getting the labels compliant and bar coded. For now, you will need to take the time every few weeks to come back and join us in Rarotonga
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 12 - USD 22
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: +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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