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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” (485 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (122 reviews)
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pizza is better than I expected. This is a little over average and not too expensive. Also a beautiful place. Would eat there again.

Thank Ssss00
Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfect for chilling out and they are always very busy , A Pizza and a Beer plus chips was a nice way to pass a couple of hours Can be hard to find a seat

Thank freddie855
Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome Bar, the beer is icey cold, try the local brew, I love the beer towers they can bring to your table. The view is stunning. A must do when in Raro

Thank Frazer M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Always a must at Trader Jacks, if you dont go here for a meal or a drink you are missing out on an icon of Rarotonga. Get in early as this place fills up very quick.

Thank wayne c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a lunchtime snack and had a great burger. Nice place right on the sea front.Will definitely go again on our next visit to the island

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place came with rave reviews and I was told it was a 'must-do' in Avarua. it's true - it's a place to go to for the ambience, the easy place to sit and ponder, the good food and the fine service. I had lunch...More

Thank MamaBearOz
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK but don't think I would choose again. Went with a friend who had been a couple of years ago. Food definitely was not up to expected standard and my friend was also disappointed.

Thank Mobile6072
Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Raro so tried out Trader Jacks which is right on the water front. Sat at one of the outside tables which was great. Meal was lovely but you have to leave room for dessert. Biggest apple pie and ice cream dessert I've...More

Thank Schoey25
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is literally on the water's edge beside the wharf where the tourist boats leave from. This place has not only the bar but a restaurant that overlooks the ocean with food and service to die for. If you want to snorkel before lunch,...More

Thank Russell G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our second trip to Rarotonga we found ourselves returning to Trader Jacks not once but twice. We like the place! The outside tables are best with fabulous views out over the water. Food and service is good as is the ambiance of the place....More

Thank go_to_oz
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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 11 - USD 20
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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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