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1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
+1 843-838-0821
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Price range: $8 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: We are a locally owned family restaurant specializing in seafood, steak, ribs, and homemade desserts. The restaurant is under new ownership as of May 1st 2014. Please stop back in if you've been gone for a while, or if you've never joined us come in for a day/night of great people, great food, and a fun atmosphere. Boondocks has a newly updated sports bar and game room upstairs, and live music on the weekends.

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English first
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Such a disappointment - we spent 2 months on Fripp island last year and this year here for 3 1/2 months. Last year we went weekly to Boondocks and took friends as well, it was great value. And great food as well. Tonight we went for dinner - food was cold and tasteless - apparently this restaurant has new owners... More 

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beaufort, sc
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My husband and I eat buy one get one free prime rib every Thursday night. You will love Diana and Maureen. The fried okra is the best in the world. This is known for the locals. Absolutely wonderful.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Went for supper. Usually good food and mediocre service .. But has changed and the service was terrible and food not worth it. Will not be going back !

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have eaten here several times and given good reviews but last night was the worst ever. We both had the special but the ribeye was like rubber. Waitress said chef and owner were to busy for our complaints. So the waitress cut up the steaks for for our dogs. Very expensive dog food. Bad food and management that doesn't... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've been coming to this restaurant for a number of years. It has ALWAYS - in the past - been one of my most treasured vacation memories. It's always been a kind of funky place, but the food WAS out of this world! The entrees always tasted fresh and well-seasoned, and the portions were extraordinarily generous. All that has changed... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've eaten at Boondocks in February of this year and again this past week. It's a rather large building at the intersection of US 21 (Sea Island Parkway) and Seaside Road in the middle of St. Helena Island, roughly midway between Hunting/Fripp Islands and Beaufort, so it's a bit of a drive from either place. There have been some subtle... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Love the name. Drove by several times on our first visit to the area. Finally timing was right. Liked the 'Bohemian' style atmosphere and local artwork that decorated the walls was for sale. Enjoyed the craft beer selection. The big no-no is coming to a seafood destination in anticipation of fresh awesomeness while on vacation. Only to be totally disappointed.... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We are locals and went here for the all you can eat crablegs. Been several times but since the new owners, the service, quality of food and upkeep of resturant has gone downhill. There were flies everywhere, the crablegs were definetly NOT worth the price, (not cooked properly, waited forever for refills, no seasoning except salt water!)!!! Two of us... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Saw all the ads for this place so decided to give it a try. Way out on the boondocks, thus the name. Not impressed with the atmosphere, or the food. Had a trainee and she was the highlight of the visit. Service was friendly but the food was average at best. They should do something about the flies in the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This was a nice oasis for us as we were staying out at Hunting Island State Park and there are very few places out on St. Helena Island to go and get a few drinks and something to eat at a reasonable price. Boondock's has a restaurant on the first floor and a sports bar upstairs. We went there twice... More 

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Additional Information about Boondocks

Address: 1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
Phone Number: +1 843-838-0821
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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