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“Good food.” 4 of 5 stars
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Bonito Boathouse
Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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Cuisines: American
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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Good food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

Can be crowded as not a lot of choices on the island. A little pricey but food is good. She crab soup was excellent.

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Canton, Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Excellent food and friendly staff!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

The sea food was fresh and served quickly. Our waiter was helpful and friendly.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Easy location..friendly staff..HORRIBLE service and long wait”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

We are staying on the island, so great location, but we think they take that for granted. Very nice waiter, but he had all the tables, all of them, luckily only a few tables full on Saturday night, I now know. Don't get me wrong, when we got the food it was good to great, but seemingly no care if we ran out of drinks, etc. Our poor waiter seemed to be the only one working. He did offer free desert without me asking. But party of 5 and 160.00 check considering the service will never have our business again. Don't like leaving a resturant mad I ever came and gave them good money. It's not a mcdonalds..

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Fernandina Beach FL
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Inconsistent Food Quality - Poor Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Recent visit with a total group of 12 family members. Despite having the resort amenity cards, they don't accept reservations even for a large group as ours. Were seated at 6:30 in upstairs which was pretty full. Waiter didn't come to take our beverage order for 15 minutes and a 10-15 minute for them to be served. Then he disappeared for another 15-20 minutes before coming back to take food orders. On a positive note, the she crab soup ordered by several members of the party was consistently rated as delicious, best ever had, etc.. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. Exceptionally long time (30+ minutes) until entrees were served. Kitchen didn't prepare the order for one of our party. Rest of the members reported inconsistent quality; although the Surf & Turf was generally rated good. I had grilled shrimp and baked potato. Potato was barely above room temperature. Shrimp had a good taste but weren't even medium size so several were quite dry inside. Refilling of beverage glasses was slow; request for more bread was never filled. Skipped party member's plate was finally served but still not what was ordered. Finally left a little after 9:15 after several requests for the bill. Realize they have a captive audience, but after that experience will drive off island in the future.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mulberry, Florida
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

We ate here three times in a week long trip as it one of the only choices for dinner after 5:30. The food was good each time; the coconut shrimp and she crab soup were awesome. Prices weren't too horrible for a resort restaurant; good cocktails too.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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