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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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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My friends and I had supper at Boondocks and absolutely loved everything about it! We were looking for a laid-back atmosphere with fresh, local seafood and found it here. We all decided the seafood baskets were plenty for us. One had fried flounder and two of us had friend shrimp. The shrimp was wonderful! Large, lightly breaded and cooked to... More

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Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

You got to be kidding me! I too feel that Boondocks has went downhill in the last few years but did it ever occur to you to read the "Hours of Operation" sign? You were there at 3:30... THEY DON'T OPEN UNTIL 4:30! Sheesh!

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Wed night shrimp special , boiled or fried are OK, ordered the Seafood Pescatore , was served cold. Will probably give it one more chance as the Shrimp & Grits on my previous visit were great ! Also enjoyed one of my favorite beers, Fat Tire, on tap and cold

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virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I would love to do a review of the food of this establishment but I never had the chance. I parked my family in the nearly empty parking lot, (always a bad sign) however it was about 3:30 in the afternoon so I was hoping it was more about the time than anything else. We entered the dining area and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Under new management that is running this place in the ground. Small local shrimp is out of their control... But to tell your customers you give them more than usual to make up for the difference? Ok the normal portion is 8-9... I had 11. Not much making up with that. Advertise all you can eat crab legs and "we're... More

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

Wandered into this roadhouse and had blackened grouper, shrimp and grits, crab cakes with lobster sauce, fresh scallops, shrimp, flounder. We were all astounded and full. The craft beer list was surprising. A great meal.

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Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

substandard, we tried shrimp & grits, I was not impressed...a plate with a few shrimp and grits with lumps, we tried also the "fisherman pescatore" shrimps did not seem fresh, mussel and scallops were replaced by a bad tilapia. We paid too much for a poor food. There is better around.

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Columbia SC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here Labor day weekend and they basically had half a menu or items. Air Conditioning didn't work which happens. But I got the feeling based on how much they were out of they weren't too concerned if they didn't have a lot of items. First time there but doubt I'll be back. too much competition for that type thing... More

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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