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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” (416 reviews)
“seafood” (107 reviews)
“fish cakes” (23 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 4 days ago

Went there for lunch and enjoyed a the smoked BBQ beef/brisket, the service good but a bit slow but nothing is fast in the Cook islands. The views out to the water were amazing so we decided to hang around for a few drinks.

Thank MarcoSue21
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had great fishcakes, handmade. And a lovely table on the edge of the balcony with waves washing under.

Thank dee a
Reviewed 6 days ago

This trip we ate there 3 times! We have never been disappointed or had a bad meal! We had the fish and chips. Not greasy, the batter light and the fish fresh! We had pizza... although I have to say not as good as usual....More

Thank holidayfuncalgary
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were reccomended Trader Jacks by heaps of people who had been, there were 5 of us and every meal was outstanding, cooked perfectly, from Ribs, Burger, Seafood, the staff were excellent and very helpful, perfect location right on waterfront, we ate at a few...More

Thank debandpete2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizza was great and my husband had the Chili Fried Chicken Wings and Fries. Delicious! Great view of the ocean from the table too

Thank dalakesyyc
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to grab a bite to eat and have a few drinks. Staff are really friendly and engaging, food is delicious (Try the seafood chowder) and all reasonably priced.

Thank Nat D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the Location on the water, nice to relax & have a drink with friends. 6 of us ordered lunch, the usual burgers, nothing special just OK. Service was pretty average, staff seemed disinterested.

Thank LagunaMandy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a meal here after it felt like we were recommended here by everyone back home. The food was ok with pleasant surroundings.

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very comfortble place to chill it was my go to place just about every day I was there. The food was good , but to be honst I really did more drinking and hanging out enjoying the people i would meet and the great...More

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came to this place in 95 as it was the place to go back then. Since then it has been rebuilt and it still is a great place to chill with a couple beers and the Pizza which is the best on the...More

Thank A_Frequent_Flyer_11
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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$12 - US$21
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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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