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Trader Jacks

) #13 of 75 Restaurants in Rarotonga ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ 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” (113 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 2,066 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I really liked my food and the atmosphere. Ordered the parrot fish which was beautifully pan fried. One friend ordered a fish salad of some sort that was tasty and another had pizza. This is not the place to order pizza. The deck was crowded...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great choices on the menu and a good selection. Good service and despite being busy we got our meals in a timely fashion. Lovely and freshly made meals.

Thank lshastings
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited for dinner. Good as usual although on this occasion was very busy, but the wait was less than expected. Drinks at the bar and then dinner inside. All meals were good as usual.

Thank PJC18
Reviewed 6 days ago

enjoy a local brew and great food with friendly staff while you sit back and watch the world drift past

Thank dave h
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told about this and the setting didn't disappoint. It's on the beach with great views. We had a light lunch with tasty mocktails. I had the poke bowl which was full of fresh ingredients and the always fresh fish available on the island

Thank 981sallyg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have given good reviews on Trader Jacks. A group of 10 went there for dinner at my recommendations. The service was very poor. One part we ordered drinks. Waited half an hour. When asked about our order they said they didn't have it. The seafood...More

Thank eminms
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best food spots on the lsland for service and quality of food, good value for your dollar , try the pizza best I have had in years.

Thank ramadog10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bar is casual and busy. Saturday night features a live band! The cocktails are awesome but only a small beer and wine selection. The restaurant has a very good menu. Recommend the seafood platter and the poke bowl, and the marlin mornay meal. Family...More

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our time here. Enjoyed a fabulous meal anda growler of Island Beer. Execellent service and wonderfully friendly staff.

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff...great meal...ideal place to relax and watch the world go by. We were there in a party of 10 and meals came out in a timely well presented manner... relaxed staff made all feel welcome

Thank Ian B
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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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