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1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
+1 843-838-0821
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Burlington, Canada
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like unpretentious fish and seafood and want to go a little out of your way, the Boondocks might be worth the trip. We went on all-you-can-eat-fish-fry Thursday. The fish was a delicious, sweet and tender pangasius (a relative of the catfish), hush 
puppies, green beans an all-dressed baked potato, fried oysters, fried okra. Yes. That is a LOT... More 

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Thank Judy T
Marco Island, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Boondocks has gone through several incarnations. This one centers on good food at reasonable prices. It is a good choice for those staying at Harbor or Fripp islands. We have gone there twice in the last month. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The scallop diner is very good. Scallops demand careful cooking these were done just right. Several seafood... More 

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Thank John A
Columbia, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I hesitate to write this review.. this is a hidden gem and I don't want it to become over crowded!! I don't even like fried shrimp and can eat their's until I'm miserable. If they'd add a little Cajun Seasoning to the batter... I'd still be there eating them!! Regardless, everything I've eating there so far has been fresh, tasty,... More 

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Thank Mitchell B
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Our family eats there t least once a month or whenever we can get down there. The fried dishes are not over battered and cooked just right . Our servers are always super nice and they do have cold beer and even a wine selection. Not your typical tourist fern bar so don't expect that there, just a great local... More 

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Thank Stephen R
Columbia, South Carolina
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Stopped in early on a Saturday night. The place was not crowded. Made us worry a little, but we shouldn't have. Waitress was friendly, quick, and helpful. Seafood was on our minds so I ordered fried and my wife ordered broiled. Beers were ice cold with a frosted mug. Our food arrived shortly and both were excellent. They hade a... More 

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Thank Marty Y
Hollywood, Florida
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The evening we were here the place was dead. We sat at the bar which is in the back of the building overlooking a bunch of weather beaten picnic tables. We arrived during happy hour, so the appetizers were buy one get one half off. I ordered fish bites and potato wedges and both were very tasty and more than... More 

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Thank Janespains
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is a restaurant with an obvious local flair with mostly local clientele. The food was delicious - our shrimp were fresh, cooked just right and succulent. The atmosphere could use a slight upgrade, but it held true to the local flavor of the island community and did have some interesting local artisan items for enjoyment and sale. However, our... More 

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Thank Emory G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal with my friends last night. The first time we had been there. Diana was our waitress and did a great job. It's mostly seafood and all was great! Thanks Diana for making our night!

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Thank Bill C
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We eat here every time we are in town. The food is great with a large variety menu and price. If you are on a budget you can order shrimp, burger or sandwich baskets. You can order great seafood dinners in the $20 price range. The atmosphere is Beach shack, we felt comfortable in shorts. Service is quick and efficient... More 

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1 Thank Deborah H
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

My family visited Boondocks last Friday and thoroughly enjoyed their All You Can Eat Fish Fry. Monique, I think that was her name, was very attentive, and friendly. The coleslaw and hush puppies were fresh and delicious! We will definitely return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Saint Helena Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-0821
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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