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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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 seafood

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Chris G
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have been here before and enjoyed it. I think we had an off night on Wednesday. We went for $.45 shrimp which turned out to be $.50 now...not a big deal. They also do not serve prime rib, which was the special for Thursdays. They were out of ribeyes and serving NY strips. The website needs to be updated.... More 

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Lincoln City, Indiana
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The food was unbelievable but the service was VERY bad. I ordered a specialty beer and informed the waitress it was the wrong beer, she agreed but NEVER offered the right one or taking it off my bill. Then I didn't get my meal until the other 7 in my party had ate theirs, all had to wait on me... More 

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Bamberg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is our second trip here and we weren't disappointed. The food was as good or better than last time. The service was a little slow but worth the wait.

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Somerdale, New Jersey, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The restaurant was packed and the staff seemed overwhelmed. Surprising since this is a tourist area and July is always busy. Upon entering it took a while to be acknowledged and were informed we'd have a long wait for our food. We were seated shortly after this and fortunately had a wonderful waitress who guided our selections and said she... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It took us over 2 hours to get our food and our server wasn't even the one who did most of the service. The food was just mediocre. We had 4 adults a 5 yr old and a 22month old which the kids shared a meal. They counted our party as 6 and that is an automatic 18% tip for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 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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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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