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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (520 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (25 reviews)
“seafood” (126 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 days ago

New years day lunch time, yes busy and booked tables as we were expecting, so we had no idea where to order, went upstairs and went to go order. The guy pointed to the lady next to him and said sorry i just work in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank KKMTga
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a quick beer here, was awesome to see locals swimming beside the restaurant, cheap beer, lovely ambience, cool staff and great way to meet a few locals and tourists. RIPPER view of the ocean any time of the day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Airplaneaddict
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is our 4th visit to Rarotonga and we dined at Trader Jacks on 5 occasions over our 2 week stay. The food is great, the quality is excellent and the service is awesome. We will be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MrsSparkly1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Frozen hoki...flat beer (their own trader jacks lager)... and only place we have found that charge for water(just refilled bottles..not vaima water).Had fish tacos ... nice but very disappointed when I asked what fish was to be told Hoki... I know this will be frozen...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank greglK2422HA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is probably going to be one of my favourite places to visit for lunch. Nice meals, drinks and the spot is amazing.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravisManu67
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great view friendly staff and yummy food You can eat at the bar or the restaurant depending on what you are wanting. Food was great , fresh and at a reasonable price for Cook Islands

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank debbiec884
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our lunch and had fun watching the local boys playing in the water beside us. We had a oceanview table and loved the view. The food was great, however we did have to wait awhile for our lunch to arrive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank scubababe10
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as a family for dinner. Great views overlooking the water. All the meals were lovely but the seafood platter was the stand out. Very nice.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Kezzaj17
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As always every time we visit the service and food is always excellent! We had meat lovers pizza, fish n chips a fish sandwich and some calamari. All was delicious.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tinat2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pizza was great probably some of the most memorable in a while and very reasonably priced. The other food I would not go back for at all, the burger was very bland and the feta and olive with flat bread was really gross and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CrystalNLuc
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Resort596502
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.
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shelley051
21 April 2016|
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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
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rbyqu
2 October 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
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
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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