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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (518 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (126 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went there spontaneously for lunch on a Friday and they where totally booked out in the restaurant. We had flounder and chicken at the bar area where one has to order at the bar and pay in advance. Food was as predicted; nothing outstanding...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank patrickfB4620JH
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was the worst meal we had in Rarotonga which was disappointing given friends had suggested it as a nice place to visit. Went for lunch, food was terrible! I ordered the Traders Jack burger thinking it’d be great since they named it after the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joetJ9828AO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to Trader Jacks during Vaka Eiva which made the stop interesting. There was a buzz in the air with all the competitors. We split the “fish tacos” which were disappointing. There was one taco and the fish taste and smell was overwhelming. First...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tom H
Reviewed 6 days ago

With a really nice view over the water this restaurant was a good option for lunch. The food was fresh and tasty and the prices pretty good. Would go back.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Maree R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view and great location. Food and service leave something to be desired, but will be back again.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank kaylesha
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across Trader Jacks while exploring the area, we found a table on the balcony and stopped for a few drinks and a quick lunch. The lunch was lovely, and for a bar menu there were plenty of options. Our quick lunch break ended...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bridget_from_Oz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, budget friendly bar/restaurant right on the harbor! The food is always excellent. The staff very personable. The pizza is excellent. Best of the island I would say. The fish and chips are great! The fish burger great! Honestly in all the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank holidayfuncalgary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, plenty of outdoor tables, good light meal menu and tasty food. Right on waterfront so plenty to see.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SusanAxbridge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for an registration event. It was busy with people ordering lunch. There was a big mixed up with our lunch orders. Some arrived and some didn’t.. it wasn’t good as we were hungry. Some good a refund and others waited nearly an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank X9477ZRkarenm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome location. Really great staff and the best pizzas on Rarotonga. There was a live band the night we were there and they were so good! It was an easy walk from Traders to the rest of the island night spots

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michellekernan
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 20
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Soups, 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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