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1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
+1 843-838-0821
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4:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout
Description: We are a locally owned family restaurant specializing in seafood, steak...
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 20
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  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Fun, friendly place!

We had a great time here the other night - our server and the service in general were incredibly friendly and awesome with our kids. Our kids had so many laughs. Food was good (not great), prices were awesome, atmosphere could use a little work. If we were local, I'd eat here all of the time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Stephen W
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

From the outside it looks like a hole in the wall but it's a pretty cool place. The food and serve was awesome! I would go back if I'm ever passing through St. Helena Island.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very disappointed. My husband and I had been here a couple of years ago, and we're satisfied. Not so this time. Service was terrible, food was mediocre. Very overpriced. Staff was very nice, but unfortunately that doesn't make up for the rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We had a great time here the other night - our server and the service in general were incredibly friendly and awesome with our kids. Our kids had so many laughs. Food was good (not great), prices were awesome, atmosphere could use a little work. If we were local, I'd eat here all of the time just for the family... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and her family ate here on 4/25/15. We all ordered the ribeye steaks. We try ed to order the prime rib( it was on the menu )and we're told they were not serving prime rib at the time. Well that was one of the reasons we came here. We ordered our cocktails and waited for our steaks. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We were grateful to find a decent restaurant in Beaufort, SC area with great Italian food and with even friendlier waitstaff and owners.

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Hartland, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food is good and it is a very friendly place to dine. The prices and food are good. It is a family friendly place.

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

It appears to be a sleepy restaurant in the middle of nowhere but don't just drive by....stop! We really enjoyed our shrimp dinners. Our baked potatoes had REAL bacon and cheese. The atmosphere is nothing special but it is clean and friendly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Went to Boondocks on a Thursday night. We had our order taken at 8:00 and still were not served until 8:55 for 3 shrimp baskets. We left...at this point, not even hungry, just very disappointed. It wasn't until 40 minutes of waiting the server stated 2 of the 3 fryers were broken. Poor management, poor customer service! I do not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went to The Boondocks for the first time seeing how our regular bartender that used to work somwwhere else just started working for them. I have to say the place really surprised me! The service was great food was awesome, and the drinks were on point. Definitely going to be a new favorite regular! My wife and I had a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Buy the hamburger special and get the sides bar. Dirty rice, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, slaw and baked beans were all on the bar. Everything was delicious and seasoned perfectly. The burger was one of the best I've ever had. We'll be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-0821

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?