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Trader Jacks

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 26 464
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (398 reviews)
“seafood” (109 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Avarua, Cook Islands
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1 - 10 of 2,051 reviews

Reviewed today

Hubby and I turned up for dinner without a booking. Only seating was inside but prompt to give us a table. Ordered a delicious pizza and crab salad. Unfortunately our order got mixed up and we got a plain salad which was promptly corrected. We...More

Thank firstimetraveller
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped for lunch. Wife had a so called big jack burger, nothing wrong with it but it hardly lived up to its name. I had a large pizza. The pizza was about 10inch so not exactly big. Main problem I had is it was...More

Thank 26SL17
Reviewed 3 days ago

It hadn't changed much from previous years - tho, the menu was not as good this time. Most of us enjoyed an amazing meal - the crayfish and salads were faultless - the burgers and fries came out cold and they ran out of pizza...More

Thank randl24
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your meals. You have thrown a little confusion into the works with your comment on pizza bases. As far as I know, we have never run out of pizza dough. We roll our bases...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Trader Jacks is an iconic place to stop by and have a beer, cocktail while sitting next to the water.

Thank ColScott
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Come again soon

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy booking over the phone. Arrived to find we had been given the captain's table. Views over the water were awesome. Friendly fast service and with a good price. Great variety of meals and all good portion sizes.

Thank Phillip B
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

The Captains table is the best seat in the house. I'm so glad you loved your visit. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here twice. Great atmosphere and convenient parking. First time ice cream in the restaurant area. Few days later pizza. Meat lovers was my husbands choice and really nice, I got the vegetarian which was a bit too much cheese and I don't like mushrooms....More

Thank Kim W
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We do put mushroom on both of our vegetarian pizzas (can ask without) for the delicious taste but also for the vitamin B, riboflavin and niacin. We'll keep you healthy and well fed. Have a great day

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Trader Jacks is in a beautiful setting and the food is superb . We had the chiefs special of Mai Mai on mash and it was heavenly .

Thank Burkie497
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. And thank you so much for coming in.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The waiting staff were super friendly and such beautiful souls - made the experience fun as well as delicious. Food was reasonably priced and thoroughly enjoyed. The mocktails were also very cheap and still great quality! Bill system was a bit confusing as they dropped...More

Thank Janet V
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Janet, we especially love our multi-diners. See you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cold beer, good pizzas, the staff are super friendly and the locals and ex pats are so much fun to chat with. Oh, the band are pretty good too

Thank WiseBlueGenie
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much. Nothing like a bit of banter with our locals.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A popular venue, right in town and with parking nearby. Apparently it is a lively night spot but we came in for lunch and it was much more relaxed. Low-key but friendly service. Food was good quality pub grub.

Thank 50lady61
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Trader Jacks, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for coming in. We are popular in the evenings but always very low key.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We have 4 hours to fill at the airport on this Sunday night (7-11). Are you open and is there any transport to and from the airport?
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
who owns trader jacks?0
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
Can you purchase your Coconut Chilli Sauce outside of the Cooks? We love it and can't get back next year but we are going as far as New Zealand. Do you sell it there and if so, where? Thanks. Robin
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$22
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, New Zealand, Polynesian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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