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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: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Good Deal

Thurs. night special was prime rib for 2 special. Meal was very good. Kind of a unique atmosphere. Don't pass up an opportunity for a night out of good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
rodeo47
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Thurs. night special was prime rib for 2 special. Meal was very good. Kind of a unique atmosphere. Don't pass up an opportunity for a night out of good food.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Been working in Fripp Island for the past few weeks and ate out every meal. This place is where we went the most! After the first 15 min Michelle made us feel like we were locals. The food was great that night and every night after. The nightly specials varied from $ .50 shrimp night, prime rib for two, and... More 

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Lady's Island, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The seafood is always fresh & delicious, especially if you like it "southern fried." Great value & usually worth the drive. The last 2 times I've been they were out of oysters, one of my favorites.

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georgia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I really enjoyed the fried seafood. Sometimes they have two for one nights but we didn't hit the right night. It has a diner and dive feel to it. You are there for the food not the ambiance. A good place to frequent.

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Centerville, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

They have a wide selection here. Different specials everyday. There is a fully functional bar. They even had a Halloween party. It was an amazing place. I wanna go back just to eat here! The staff was friendly, sweet, & helpful.

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Toronto, Canada
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?