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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (442 reviews)
“seafood” (119 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

Always a great place to visit. Meet the locals. Good food. Great value. Pizza is a specialty. Try the parrot fish or mahi mahi. yuummm

Thank BJRDMK
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you so much. Our parrot fish has a huge following, we're currently selling more than ever.

Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Right on the water, this great down to earth restaurant and bar offers great value. We had the fish and chips and lobster which was huge and mouth watering. A must do on the island. You'll see the view better during the day.

Thank RacingRobyn
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

The perfect time is right on sunset. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to review

Reviewed 7 May 2016

This restaurant is situated on the waterfront. The views are lovely. The food was exceptional. I expected a 'pub' meal but I received a first class restaurant meal. The best meal I ate whilst holidaying in the Cooks.

Thank Sharon C
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. We pride ourself on offering some of the freshest seafood on the island, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed 6 May 2016

Last time here a year ago the food and service were not great buto ur experience this time is much better. Food was very good and service excellent. The locations is outstanding. Always try and get a window seat for the best view

Thank SteveMcDowell_12
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

Defentely right on the deck over looking the water is the best. Im so glad you loved your visit this time, and glad you came back

Reviewed 6 May 2016

Delicious food, great service - the staff are so friendly, and a brilliant view. A visit or three to Trader Jack's is an essential part of any holiday in Rarotonga!

Thank britz2015
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2016

I think a daily visit is just what the doctor ordered. Thank you for being such a loyal follower

Reviewed 30 April 2016

Top service with probably the best and freshest fish selection on the island. was so good that we went there three times on our recent visit.

Thank bob o
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Thank you for making us your "away from home local" We're very lucky to have a very good relationship with local fisherman, allowing us the ability to offer super fresh fish every day.

Reviewed 28 April 2016

Best seafood platter i have ever had!! Everything on it was amazing and it is massive. there was no way my partner and i were going to finish the whole lot!!!

Thank mblattmann1
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Im so glad you enjoyed our awesome platter. Next time just stay for the afternoon, I'm sure you'll make it through all of the seafood delicacies after a few more cocktails

Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Right on the sea wharf and a great menu of good happy food. Huge fish at the end of the wharf you can feed Well worth a visit and a coldie or two

Thank John F
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Thanks John, And if it gets too hot just jump in with the fish. Very good snorkeling right on our doorstep

Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Service is fast friendly and excellent. Food is pretty good with big portions. They have a range of fresh fish available to eat. Marlin is delicious. Attached bar is good for a relaxed drink afterwards by the harbour.

Thank PhilGordon74
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Thank you for your review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visits.

Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were recommended to have the seafood chowder, chips and the pizza was just fantastic. Great lookout and nice cocktails. we ended up going for lunch and dinner several times.

Thank Francis H
A7079BPjasonc, Public Relations Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2016

Thank you very much for your review. Once you've tried Trader Jacks, you can't stop

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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.
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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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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 12 - USD 22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, 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
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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