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Trader Jacks

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (449 reviews)
“crayfish tails” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (119 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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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Traders is great for food or just to sit with drink and look at the view. The pizzas are great too ask for a cheese burger one, its my favorite.

Thank David P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy fresh fish, perfect cooked angus, beautiful salads would highly recommend! Happy hour is perfect, great views.

Thank 815samanthae
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the beach. In town. Best fish-n-chips I have ever had. Accommodating staff. Great location to watch the waves during a storm. Try the 'Whoop Whoop' drink.

Thank cahanna2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, excellent service on arrival, (jovial). The service, food are exceptional; the beer was icy cold - very enjoyable. The view was great watched the white bait come in and out in the waters whilst watching the waves.

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good seafood. Open on public holidays! Our meals were large portions. Moderate prices. Great view! We saw men out in the waka paddling around the bay.

Thank erinl541
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A "must-do" for anyone visiting Rarotonga. Fabulous steaks, chicken and pizza meals with reasonable priced drinks.

Thank Kevan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good but not great. Seafood Chowder was good and burgers looked ok. Fish and chips a bit greasy. No straws for drinks makes it very hard for children. Great view on water

Thank SherylG56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trade Jacks delivers consistent quality and good service. Enjoyable. Look for some Hawaii style meals on menu.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was a stop at an iconic place that is known for its atmosphere and location - the drinks are not cheap (standard) but the location is great

Thank 021TainaS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to Trader Jacks a number of years ago and sad to say the staff, cocktails and standard of restaurant food wasn’t as good as before. Not bad just not great! Pizzas were great I’m told be the teenagers in our group.

Thank 422sallyc
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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
1 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
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Average prices
US$13 - US$22
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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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