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Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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Cuisines: American
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Dallas, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We ate there twice. I loved the view from the bar. The food was great one time, but the second visit was disappointing. Not sure how fried shrimp can go wrong, but it was quite salty and over cooked. I liked the dinner selection much better than lunch.

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K-Vegas, NC
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I have tried the Boathouse several times in past years and found it lacking each of those times. This year, however, it was much better! All of our food was warm and flavorful. My grandfather said he "loved" his steak, which is out of character for him. We didn't go into much of the fried foods, but all of the... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

There are not many restaurants on Fripp Island but I must give credit to this kitchen for taking the care to make a handmade veggie burger. May places will serve an institutional fake burger and pat themselves on the back that they have a vegetarian option on their menu. Thank you, chef. The rest of our party enjoyed the catch... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Not many choices in Fripp Island so this was a wonderful surprise. Food was great and so was service. Bonita Boathouse also appears to be recently renovated. Great place!

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Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Restaurants on Fripp Island are not exactly plentiful, but if you need a crowd pleasing meal out, the Bonito Boathouse fits the bill. There's enough variety to please most palettes and the food is good enough. When we stopped in for a late lunch in the middle of the week in June, there was plenty of seating available, and though... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I bought the serf and terf with my steak cooked medium it came well done (burnt) cucumbers in my salad were dryed out like prun for 2 adults and 2 kids it was 130$ I've gotten a lot better food for 70 to 80 dollars else were ordering the same stuff....I guess you pay for the view not the food...next... More 

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Dublin,
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I'm never excited to eat here when we are on Fripp. The food isn't anything to praise about - I'm usually searching for something that I'm willing to order. BUT - the kids love riding in the golf cart to go out to eat. So for the connivence and the fun golf cart ride, I'm sure I'll be back. The... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

overpriced, slow service, wrong order, just a little "i'm sorry", crab stuffing was awful, review card seemed to mysterously disappear before be left.

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Bethesda, TN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Order the She Crab Soup. We went on a Wed. and it was all you can eat Crab legs. Yum! You will need an amenity card for every person in your group.

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Fripp Island, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We've been to Bonita several times over the years. The food is average to me, and a little overpriced, but I guess you are paying for the convenience of being on the Island. We had a large group so we called ahead, the receptionist was rather snotty about the amenity cards. She kept reminding us that we had to have... More 

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Address: Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Fripp Island
Cuisine: American

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