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Boondocks Grille & Draft House

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27205 Overseas Hwy, Ramrod Key, FL 33042-5344
+1 305-872-4094
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere with a nice open air restaurant and bar area. Big menu with lots of local seafood and they do a really good job preparing any fish you bring in for them to prepare. What really I liked during my most recent visit was the service. The restaurant was extremely crowded and the staff did a great job seating... More 

2 Thank Ace5220
Ft Myers, Fl
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and drink, no wait to sit down. Service was very good along with drinks and tasty food. Fans kept us cool when the breeze slowed down. Afterwards we all went to play putt putt golf connected to the restaurant. The golf place also has adult beverages for sale where you pick up your clubs. Great family fun!

2 Thank tjstrain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in for lunch during our stay 5 mins away. The service was terrific. We tried the flat bread which was tasty. My beer was cold and the martini's were good octane. The bar is not enclosed, so no AC in the Keys heat but they do have fans which helps.

2 Thank Michael H
Viera, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Goodplace for a average meal. Outside sitting with fans to keep you cool. I got the burger well done, but it came out med, had to send it back. Husband got grouper said it was good, side dishes were just ok.

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Englewood, Colorado
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after Bahia Beach. The prices were average for the Keys ($17/fish sandwich, $16/fish salad). It's outdoor seating but shady and breezy. The music is a bit loud for conversation. The food was delicious! The hog fish sandwich was light and delicious. The crab salad had a nice horseradish dressing that is house made and quite... More 

2 Thank Jackie W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling from KW to Marathon usually I would stop in The Square Grouper but they were closed..My next stop was Boondocks..The conch chowder was very tasty and finished with a nice bite..My conch fritter were OK..very similar to RI clam cakes..Service at the bar was attentive..I would recommend if you're in the area and looking for good pub style food... More 

1 Thank Sequatchie
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our pre-sunset dinner. We all had something different and a couple appetizers and the food was great, and portions were generous. Will definitely come back again. We then went out to Ramrod Park, about a mile South East on Ramrod and watched a beautiful sunset. Perfect evening.

2 Thank Carolyn M
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The open air tiki bar and restaurant are a fun atmosphere to watch a live band or watch a football game. We went there to watch football because the place we were staying didn't have a TV. It was a great time. They have multiple large screen TV's to watch sports.

1 Thank Ann D
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good bar food and drinks. The grouper sandwich was very good. Prices were a touch on the high side, but that's to be expected in the Keys.

1 Thank Devin H
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff was really nice and service was ok. The environment was loud, outside in the bugs and for the younger party crowd. The menu did not have that much to choose from and the food was way over priced for what you ordered. There is a gift shop for souvenirs to take home so that was a plus.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27205 Overseas Hwy, Ramrod Key, FL 33042-5344
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Ramrod Key
  • Phone Number: +1 305-872-4094

Boondocks opened their doors over 25 years ago as a small ice cream shop. The current kitchen was the entire building. Quickly realizing Ramrod Key was in need of more than just ice cream the original owners expanded the menu to include sandwiches, and later added beer and wine to the mix.

It wasn't until 2001 that the real transformation began to take place. Lanny was first to arrive in the Florida Keys and scope out Boondocks. Seeing past the overgrown trees and broken tables he immediately called this father, Larry and long time friend and colleague, John to hop the next flight down and check out their new home.

With Lanny's vision, John's restaurant expertise and Larry's backbreaking work ethic, Boondocks Grille and Draft House and Miniature Golf has become one of the most popular destinations on the overseas highway.

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