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Boondocks

1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
+1 843-838-0821
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Price range: $8 - $25
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
Hendersonville, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We usually eat at Boondocks at least once during our stays on Fripp Island. This time was such a let down. I took several friends and I don't think anyone had a very good meal. Our waitress was terrible and the food took a long time to arrive at the table. We stopped a passing waitperson and asked them to... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here and the food was very average. I probably would not go back. The atmosphere is a little dark and doesn't feel like a beach restaurant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had a great time...good service...and wonderful food. Would definitely recommend going for the ahi tuna and the hush puppies are amazing!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had low expectations when coming here because of all the reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. We had a table of 12 and did not have to wait for a table at 6:30pm on a Friday night. That was great because we had some hungry kiddos! Everyone enjoyed the food that they ordered and it came relatively quick. We... More

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Forest City, Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Awesome service and atmosphere and, did I mention SHRIMP NIGHT??? Locally caught shrimp, boiled or fried, for $.55 each! My wife and I both downed 35 each! Yummy! Their desserts were also great! Love this place!

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I'm a local, and If you're from out of town visiting the area, this little secret spot has FRESH and LOCAL SEAFOOD! The grilled shrimp are to die for and are cooked to perfection and taste even better with a side of fried okra! Also the shrimp and crab parm dip is a great way to start off the evening.... More

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Crofton, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were almost afraid to try this restaurant since reviewers seem to have a love/hate relationship with it. We were actually going somewhere else (which ended up being closed) so we took it as a sign that we should give the new owners a try. It was a Tuesday night, they weren't full but busy enough. The teenager was happy... More

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ugh...how embarrassing when you suggest a restaurant for 9 family members and it is this bad. We were looking for something close to Fripp, casual for kids, that served fresh seafood. It was also a Monday and my first two picks were closed on Mondays. We arrived at 6:30 to a full parking lot...i thought that was a good sign.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The highlight of my meal was the free wifi. The food was bad and the service was even worse. They need to get Robert Irvine from Restaurant Impossible to give this place some serious TLC.

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Cornwall, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited in early July and although we were seated right away, service was great and our waitress, Sally, was great(Good luck Sally!); the food was not great. We ordered mussels and there was nothing at all in them. Evidently, they changed brands, which leads me to believe they are frozen out of a bag and not fresh. They were... More

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