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Bonito Boathouse

Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
+1 843-838-1506
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Overview
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good38%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (11 reviews)
“crablegs” (3 reviews)
“flounder” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had not been to Bonita Boathouse for a number of years. We knew what it was like then and so our expectations were not high. We were told that the Prime Rib night was worth it. So we tried it and were happy we...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tanksmon
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased you had great dining experience with us and enjoyed your meal. We would like to know what you mean by "They did some things that would you get you fired at other restaurants" and would like you to email jputnam@frippislandresort.com to discuss...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018

We have been going to the Bonito Boathouse for many years during our weeks at Fripp Island. Although the food and drink have mostly been good in the past, the service needed improvement. And I'm happy to say the service has improved greatly. Going in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnmM754OI
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

John, thank you so much for the review and making a point to mention our improvements. We are always continually improving our service and experience for our guests and we love it when guests take notice. We hope to see you again at the boathouse...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

At Fripp for a week with a group of girlfriends, we looked forward to a good seafood restaurant just a golf cart ride away. Unfortunately, this place wasn't it. We went the very first night and ran into the issue of missing an amenity card...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SafariYoga
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Angie, we appreciate your business and are sorry we failed to meet your expectations. We hope you will come back and dine with us despite this.

Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

In our 10th year returning to Fripp Island for our family vacation, on the last night we decided to go give the Boathouse another chance. In past years the food has been ok at best. Anyway, my husband and I took our 6 teenage children...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kparadise27
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kim, we're always glad to see guests that come back year and after year and continue to do so. We are very sorry you had this experience at The Bonito Boathouse and will look into how our staff handles these situations. Guest cards are required...More

Reviewed August 17, 2018

We had dinner here and sat upstairs and had a view of the water. I had the baked stuffed shrimp which were good. My husband ordered the clam strips which looked like they were the frozen type not fresh. That was very disappointing. The staff...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank luv2travelkms
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are glad you had a good time and got to enjoy the amazing views from the restaurant. We hope to see you back as soon as you can make it!

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I had read reviews before going that it was not good. I thought the food was good, not great but good. I would definitely go back. Service was really good.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris A
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Chris, thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your food. We are continually improving and hope to see you back as soon as you can make it.

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We arrived at Fripp on a Saturday late afternoon. After reading the mix reviews we wondered about eating here, but we did not want to leave the island again to eat so we decided give it a try. We went around 6pm and it was...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank catnip_tea
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Hi, we are so glad you had a great meal at the boathouse and enjoyed the views. It's hard to beat Mahi and we are so happy it did not disappoint. We hope you will come back and eat and stay with us again as...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018

The food was ok - you pay for the convenience of eating on the island the spectacular view. The food was ok nothing special but it was easy for us to eat on the same day we arrived without going off the island.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BBibb
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Sign says cards needed unless accompanied by someone with a card. We had at least 9 cards of of 11 people. Light skinned nasty manager refused us and engaged in an argument. She should not work in customer service if she can only escalate issues...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank ladyknyce
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Saturday night and it was great. We all had shrimp or flounder baskets. My husband doesn’t like seafood and he really liked the blackened chicken and grits. Everyone liked their food and service was great. Will be back whenever...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank MEHannon
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Michelle, so glad you enjoyed the food and had a good evening. We hope to see you back as soon as you can make it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Fripp Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-1506
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