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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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Sun - Sat 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 24
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great service

Our waiter was very friendly and gregarious. Food was good, tried the crab cakes and they were a great flavor/consistency. Unfortunately the place is quite a hole in the wall and that detracted from the experience a little bit. There were alot of fly's hanging around, and our order took a really... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Texan82
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Austin, Texas
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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72 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Boondocks is on the busy tourist driven Sea Island Parkway so it gets business. Upon arriving we were told by the hostess to wait by the bathrooms and the bar (not the lobby) to be seated and she'd find us. We only had 6 people in our party. I guess this was to keep it from appearing too busy since... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Our waiter was very friendly and gregarious. Food was good, tried the crab cakes and they were a great flavor/consistency. Unfortunately the place is quite a hole in the wall and that detracted from the experience a little bit. There were alot of fly's hanging around, and our order took a really time to get ready even though we were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I should have known when there was only one car in the parking lot but we went in anyway. There was one other couple in the restaurant. I ordered the crab cakes and it came with lettuce that I would have thrown away two days ago. The crab cake was too spicy for us. My husband had a salad that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My family and I ate here early on a weeknight and were seated right away. The service was fast and friendly. My daughters and I had the special, which is 50 cent shrimp. We really liked being able to pick exactly how many shrimp we ordered and the ability to get more fast. We also got some excellent side dishes,... More 

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Alexandria alabama
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Not a great place to eat noisy food was not as great as people had said guess new management. pricey

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Anniston, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good food and prices are not bad for a place that's close to the island. Karaoke Friday and Saturday nights!

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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great seafood, and specials nights and I have never had any soup or chowder here that was not excellent. Foods is very reasonably priced, and even selecting from the menu instead of specials of the day, prices are good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great food. Tried the flounder, scallops and shrimp and all were good. Got there early to beat the rush on Friday night. It started getting busy as we were leaving. Wait staff were friendly and the price wasn't too bad for the location. You can tell the food was fresh. We are already talking about going there on our next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I had the broiled platter with shrimp, oysters, scallops, and flounder. The food was DELICIOUS! However, in our group of 8 one person didn't get his food until the rest of us were finished. There was no compensation offered for this. You'd the n a free appetizer or apology would have been in order. She also brought the wrong beer... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Boondocks is convenient from Hunting Island State Park, so I stopped Sunday afternoon for lunch. The lunch menu is limited compared to the dinner menu, but adequate. My shrimp looked very darkly fried, but were perfect on the inside. The coleslaw had way too much dressing for my taste, will choose a different side next time. Signs are up announcing... More 

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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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