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The Boat Shed Bar & Grill

Popoara beach, Cook Islands
+682 31 739
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“sushi” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (42 reviews)
“pad thai” (11 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Popoara beach, Cook Islands
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171 - 180 of 531 reviews

Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great fun filled eatery. Lovely menu and awesome team of people always smiling, laughing and helpful. A must if you visit Aitutaki.

Thank barrieanddebbien
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The locals hang out here at night so it's a good place to hang out or go out ! I also came during the days to have a snack and a beer and read my book overlooking the water. A lovely place with a lovey...More

Thank cassidycurls
Reviewed August 4, 2016

The Boat Shed has decent food with good sized helpings but the staff are totally overworked. They are cheerful but struggle to service the many tables. More than once, friends waited 2 hours for their meals. A wait of 1 hour was not unusual. I...More

Thank figtree48
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We ate twice here in 7 days - once with fish we caught ourselves and they cooked, the other time a la carte. Fantastic service - very friendly and a reasonably priced.

Thank RiCheeseman
Reviewed July 24, 2016

We went out for dinner one night but ended up being dissapointed. We have dined there 5 years ago and I must say it has gone down the hill with the quality of food. Fish and chips dripping in oil, very greasy , oil smelt...More

Thank Awes0meF0urs0me
Reviewed July 9, 2016

We spent a week at Edgewater resort, then 6 nights on Aitutaki, and we ended up having dinner here twice. We had pretty much given up on eating fish after tasting some yucky Wahoo a couple of times, and variable Tuna at most places. So...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed June 30, 2016

Right next to the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and has better food, cheaper and more atmospher. The Boat Shed food and service was exceptional.

Thank Rwd181
Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Fun place with great nautical photos and information on the walls. The small bar was busy and fun, filled with a mix of locals and tourists.

Thank captainkt
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Service was friendly, like everywhere on the island. Seemed like a place people came if they wanted to grab a couple drinks, but at the same time it's also a full restaurant.

Thank gnitnuj
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The food was nice and the staff were very helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to all visiting the island.

Thank Frances M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Popoara beach, Cook Islands
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Aitutaki
  • Phone Number: +682 31 739
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