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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” (419 reviews)
“seafood” (114 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed today

7 years ago we had the most amazing seafood platter for 2 at Trader Jack's. Needless to say on our recent return, we headed directly back for history to repeat itself....sadly it didn't. The seafood platter was just lacking....it tasted fine, but it didn't have...More

Thank Crystalballz
Reviewed yesterday

We had a fantastic lunch here one day into our holiday and we were lucky enough to score a table with a fantastic view. Pure bliss. We loved the garlic bread to start. All our food was delicious and the service tops.

Thank Love2create
Reviewed yesterday

Great outlook and nice menu (had delicious local mai mai). Nice staff and service. We went a couple of times when we had some time to kill - it's a great location to sit and enjoy looking at the lagoon.

Thank frankyo
Reviewed 2 days ago

My friend and I stopped here for a drink at the bar in the evening sometime because we heard so much about it. I ordered a glass of wine and my friend ordered a cocktail that came in a coconut with a straw. My glass...More

Thank askittl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We love Trader Jacks!.The bar is simple but very friendly with awesome views and the Restaurant has excellent large meals which are good value for money.Also thier wood oven pizzas are so scrummy.

Thank Kim S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Nice cold Coronas, the tide was in what a great spot. We had delicious pizzas and a friend had a seafood mornay, it was sooo good. We had to go back a couple of days later to try for ourselves....More

Thank HardyCampers
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped in here for fish burgers all round and a few beers. Great burgers, cannot fault them at all. In a location like this, it's hard to go wrong and we came back several times for a beer or two. I only caution you against...More

Thank Scott N
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Service. Good Food. Close to the city. Very close to public transport and friendly staff. One should try the sea food.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Frankly, we had our doubts about this place before eating here. It looked like one of those big mass market fish restaurants that slops out mediocre seafood to unsuspecting tourists. But we found ourselves in town close to it when it started raining, so we...More

Thank TrvlAnywhere
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trader Jacks is top of my list for a meal at lunch. Fish the choice - beautiful fresh fish and salad while enjoying the view of the sea. A very popular restaurant with friendly happy service.

Thank 763anne
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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