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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (409 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Avarua, Cook Islands
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721 - 730 of 2,032 reviews

Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had lunch at Trader Jacks and the food was good. The people we ate with had the Seafood Platter for 2 and said it was fantastic. The meals we had were average lunch meals and nothing more. The cocktails were great and the location...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

we ate here twice once for lunch the other dinner. Very happy with our meals (pizzas are huge). Service was great very helpful. Great views sitting looking out to sea. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kbcr
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Food was very fresh, price was okay for what you get, beautiful outlook over the water but more space and seating needed i think to make the most of the location and attract more diners, was expecting a bit more than the experience we got...More

Thank Wendy F
Reviewed September 27, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner after our day tour at Aitutaki. Trader Jacks did not disappoint! Food is amazing even with just fish and chips. Highly recommended!

Thank nickybucket
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Had a wonderful time here. Lovely venue, plenty of choice on the menu, super formerly staff and food was lovely. Fresh, well prepared and every bite was savoured. Clearly a favourite place although no food served after 2:30pm.

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed September 26, 2015

First meal here was exceptional, second was ok. We came here on the back of being advised this was one of the best restaurants for seafood on raro. First day we came, hubby got the fish & chips, I got the mussel and crayfish patties....More

Thank Kirsty G
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Fantastic food, but a little pricey...guess that's due to fact that most produce is imported. Definetly advise booking a reservation in advance as this place does fill up pretty quickly!

Thank princessaj
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is a must visit. Great food, reasonable pricing, excellent location. Definitely a place to dine at!! 4 stars.

Thank TIncup79
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Nice place to chill out withfriends for a cold beer and a beautiful view. I didnt tried the food there. Would go back for a nother cold beer :)

Thank ReebEztam
Reviewed September 24, 2015

It was great sitting on the waterfront at sundown. We had very nice meal, and the staff were helpful. There is a lift device for wheelchairs, but my husband managed the stairs ok. The staff were there with offers of help.

Thank bellbird51
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $22
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Scenic view, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
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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