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“Good stop before the last haul to Key West.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boondocks Grille & Draft House

Boondocks Grille & Draft House
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Ramrod Key
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: HUMBLE BEGINNINGS FOR THE LARGEST TIKI BAR IN THE FLORIDA KEYS 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.
East Lansing, Michigan
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173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good stop before the last haul to Key West.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Great gift shop, good food, friendly waiters. We stopped for lunch on our way to the Keys. Good selection of beers on tap. The monthly calendar is full of specials; Bands, tributes, drink specials. Kitchen recently upgraded so all food comes out together at court temperature. A nice little place to stop, stretch, fuel your appetite and let the kids play golf. Handicapped accessible~even the golf course.

  • Visited December 2012
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Minneapolis
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“Good food and mini golf”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Fish tacos were good, a bit overpriced though. Salad was yummy. Fun mini golf course with a friendly golf staff and tasty snowcones. Although they did charge my pregnant wife 2.50 for soda water and an extra dollar for dressing. Cool tiki bar feel to it though. This was our second time there in a couple years.

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Summerland Key, Florida, United States
2 reviews
“Great help and music”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

I have been going to Boondocks for the great Keys music. The food is good and the servers are professional and friendly esp. Vivian on Monday nights and Erin made a visit with my family an enjoyable experience. I would recommend this place to travelers and locals

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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A locals and travelers favorite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Big menu, lots of fresh fish, decent prices, good drinks, TVs for sports, good vibes all around. Especially good to eat at the bar. A transplant from Texas, whose name I think was Colby, really knows what he's doing. We ate there two nights in a row because we were staying at Parmers Resort just up the road and it was not only convenient, but was perfect for us. We'd go again and recommend it.

  • Visited November 2012
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York PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great happy hour.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Very good happy hour menu. Several items offer a real escape from the usual fried food regimen. Friendly service and comfortable seating, especially if you stay for the music.

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