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1760 Sea Island Pkwy, Saint Helena Island, SC 29920-4818
+1 843-838-0821
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Janespains
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Emory G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank Bill C
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

1 Thank Deborah H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

Thank Michelle B
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Stopped in on our way back from Savannah for drinks and "All You Can Eat Crab Legs". Well, it was really the 1 1/2 lbs (3 Clusters), but it was all I could eat. Thank goodness my family was there to help. We really enjoyed Diana the server who shared all kinds of local details with us. Ask for her.... More 

Thank millay38
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

The seafood was so fresh and well prepared! Our server, Diana, was attentive and friendly. Now we know where the locals go! The food and especially the service was far superior to our first night out at Johnson Creek Tavern! We'll definitely be back whenever we camp at Hunting Island!

Thank Gloria P
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Poor food. Definitely not worth the money. When island places have bad fish - that taste like they were frozen not fresh - you know it's bad. A Saturday evening at 5-6 pm, and we were the only ones in the restaurant... That should have been a sign. At least our server was nice. Too bad the food wasn't.

Thank Victoria G
Carneys Point, New Jersey
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208 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Well Known to the locals, Boondocks has been around, through many changes for quite a while. Here's the Rumors I heard. A long time popular Seafood Restaurant, with a Bar, Boondocks changed management, (If i'm not mistaken, the owners retired), and from what I heard, they drove the place in to the ground losing most of their customers. Well, the... More 

1 Thank ChefGaryCurry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?