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Trader Jacks

€€ - €€€American, , Pizza
Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (409 reviews)
“seafood” (108 reviews)
“fish cakes” (22 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed yesterday

Meet some friends at Trader Jacks for a drink which turned into dinner then more drinks. The pizza I ordered was huge and really nice I had to get a doggy bag because I could eat it all. The others ordered fish dishes and other...More

Thank Lsas26
Reviewed 5 days ago

Awesome service, awesome food, incredible pizza. We came here for dinner and there was something for everyone, it was great!

Thank Beedoff
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great service as always, cheap cocktails - $10! And amazing sashimi. Can't go wrong with Trader Jacks. Recommend booking a table on the deck.

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the waterfront, had the best fish and chips for lunch, with a nice cold beer, great atmosphere and friendly staff

Thank cath9364
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well here we are again dining at Trader Jacks this is the fourth time we have come here and will return again and again because the food is always delicious, and the staff are friendly and helpful, thanks again guys for an amazing meal!!!

Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The very famous Trader Jacks is a great place to hang out daytime and evening. Pizzas are delicious and drinks reasonably priced. No happy hour though😞... Live music several evenings a week complete the picture...

Thank LorenzNelson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set right on the water, this 31 year old bar and restaurant steps you back in time. Smoking is permitted at the bar and the drinks are cold. The restaurant has two sections. Inside and on the verandah. Meals are good and wines on the...More

Thank PeterJT46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently visited the Cook Islands and went to Trader Jacks for lunch twice. Good food and views with great vibe. Very relaxed place with friendly staff . Recommended for all who visit Raratonga this place is a institution and must be visited.

Thank peter255325
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review, but what we really appreciate is multiple visits. Hopefully we'll see you again next time.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi folks been going to raro for years went to trader jacs for lunch on saturday 4th nov i had t-bone the wife had crumbed fish and salad and fly lava (maggot) crawling on her plate unfortunatly not noticed till half way through eating the...More

Thank don1112013
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Don, Rosa was on duty during your visit and was very apologetic on behalf of the kitchen and management team. As you stated we offered the whole meal and drinks on us as an apology. I would like to pass on my apologies for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy food, good service, and beautiful spot, went here twice during our holiday! Wasn’t sold on the desserts, but everything else was great!More

Thank hannaho53
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we love that you got to try us a few times and we especially love that you loved us. Feel free to email me with what you would like to see included in...More

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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.
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shelley051
21 April 2016|
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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
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rbyqu
1 October 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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