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Trader Jacks


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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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.
$12 - $21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub
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
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All reviews pizza seafood fish cakes smoked marlin calamari ribs salad steak great location cold beer cook islands ika mata waterfront deck cocktails avarua ocean
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Reviewed yesterday

Went there three times for lunch because it was always delicious food! And, a view of the ocean. Great service too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sherri S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great local with good beer 🍺 Nice location sit around the bar or watch the view. We arrived at dinner time and were told they were booked out ... no issue we grabbed two chairs a stool and made our own table a cocktail and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank angiesJ9776CL
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dined here many years ago and its still as good today. It doesn't matter if your out on the deck for drinks or up in the restaurant, we did both the view and atmosphere is great. Drinks were excellent and the food good but certainly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ray d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great spot for an afternoon drink while looking over the ocean. Service was great and the prices much better than our resort. Then we moved up to the restaurant. The service was still fine and the food totally acceptable. We had shrimp pasta and fish...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Eagles181
Reviewed 1 week ago

Drinks and food are good. Nice place to relax after exploring the town. Has a nice view of the old ship wreck.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank W6708JVlarrys
Reviewed 1 week ago

have been to trader jacks 5-7 years ago and hand coconut curry tiger praws at $5 each which I always stated as my top 3 meals of ALL TIME. and I have been eating in the top restaurants around the world.. esp Australia and New...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank vstojanovich
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Pizza and Burgers and cheap drinks by Far a must visit either for lunch or dinner when visiting Rarotonga.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jacob U
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trader Jacks was a lunchtime visit while on a holiday in Raratonga. Sitting at the high bar stools on the verandah to have a drink before lunch. We watched the local surfers (board and boggy board) jump off the boat ramp and into the rip...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 58peterls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trader Jacks is a Raro institution. It’s in a lovely location with great staff. Four drinks and an enormous pizza cost NZ$32. Good value

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank O9205YLcharlesk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here twice for lunch. It's very conveniently located in town and also right on the water, so the views are lovely. The food is OK, not particularly special. We had better seafood at other places, but it's fine. Service was great! Staff are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sally-on-the-go
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May 26, 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.
April 21, 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
October 1, 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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