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Boondocks Restaurant

3587 Yale Kilgore Rd., Island Park, ID 83429
208 716 3720
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Ranked #1 of 18 restaurants in Island Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $20
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Hi All! Thanks for a great summer season. Boondocks will be closed from August 31st-Sept 17th for a much needed break; we will be back on the 18th for the fall! Check our facebook page for more up to date information.
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87% Recommend
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English first
Hot Springs, Arkansas
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

Quaint log building with amazing food. This was our first visit and we wish we were staying in this area longer so we could go again. Every plate coming out of the kitchen looked fabulous. Home made cakes, cheesecakes, cinnamon buns.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Poor customer service. Very rude. Overcooked a steak and threw the recooked one at customer saying that the last one was fine and that they are no longer welcome at the restaurant! It was two adults having an anniversary dinner with three kids between 5-10. Completely disrespectful and no customer service. Go somewhere else or cook your own steak! Don't... More

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Keller, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We decided to give Boondocks a try after reading the reviews. We went late for lunch and while the restaurant was close to full we had no problems with wait staff or wait time for our food. My wife had The Cure and I had Paddys Melt. It was well prepared, more than ample and reasonably priced. We would recommend... More

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Helena, Montana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

When we go to a new town and have to decide where to eat- we always look at how many cars are parked out front. The locals know where the eating is good, and there are very few times when their parking lot isn't full. In Island Park, if the eating isn't good, the place will be out of business... More

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Yanchep, Western Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I flew from Perth Western Australia just for ribs and prime rib. The Doyle family always exceed my expectations. This was by far the best prime rib on the planet. A must for anyone's bucket list! Truly a gem of the mountains. All the menu items are great. Bring an appetite. For first timers, try Pat's ribs with onion rings.

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Ashton, Idaho
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Went there based on the excellent reviews, and will definitely not be going back. The owner spent the first 15 minutes socializing with the only other table there and barely got us some menus and waters. The food was average at best. We had the nachos with jalapenos. They were simply some shredded cheese microwaved with canned jalapenos. Our dinner... More

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blackfrito, Owner at Boondocks Restaurant, responded to this review

Woah, Jason! I must apologize for such a horrendous visit to BOONDOCKS. We are always ready to fix any problems. Please try us again and let me know if you are dissatisfied! Thanks for trying! More

Shelocta, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

A great place to get a feel for the locals. The restaurant was packed so we waited. And everyone there seemed to know everyone else and included us even though we were just passing through the town. The food was delicious and the cheesecake with huckleberry sauce is out of this world!

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Rexburg, Idaho
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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We like going to Boondocks in Island Park to eat. It is a little place that you could easily miss. The food is worth it though so keep your eyes open. It has a small dining area and a few outdoor picnic tables. This is home style cooked food. They have a large menu. They offer a daily special also.... More

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Alta, Wyoming
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were going to try this place out as it gets great reviews, but when we called ahead to make sure they were open and we didn't need a reservation, we got a recording saying "we're closed for vacation, over Labor Day weekend". Really? A restaurant in a primarily summer resort area, on probably the 2nd busiest weekend of the... More

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blackfrito, Owner at Boondocks Restaurant, responded to this review

Unfortunately, the decision to close on Labor Day weekend was largely beyond our control. As you point out, Island Park is primarily busy during the summer. As our staff requirements vary wildly between seasons, and there are few full time residents in need of such uneven work, we hire primarily college and high school students. This year, that meant that... More

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Once again Tripadvisor sent us to a great place! We were out for a day of photography in Idaho and needed a place for lunch. Boondocks was a great find and dog friendly. We sat outside front and had a paddy melt and buffalo burger. Both were delicious! We had no issue getting seated and served promptly. However, we did... More

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