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Bone Island Grillhouse
Ranked #1 of 46 Restaurants in Eatonton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: American
Description: Known for our casual atmosphere and outstanding food, delivered with exceptional service, the Bone Island Grillhouse strives to make every guest's experience a memorable one.
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Description: Known for our casual atmosphere and outstanding food, delivered with exceptional service, the Bone Island Grillhouse strives to make every guest's experience a memorable one.
Reviewed July 30, 2012

LONG VERSION:
After reading the three reviews before mine, they all seem to be paid advertisements. I ate here Saturday night. Some friends invited us to meet them at Oconee and fish. They had been on the boat all day and decided to stop here to eat because of the convenient boat parking. The place was full of very stuffy rich people who looked at us like dirt. Well, considering the place has boat parking, they should expect some folks to walk up in swimsuits with messy hair, even if it was Saturday night. Our friends waited over an hour for a four top outside. Luckily, by the time we arrived we had time to have one drink and the table was ready. Our waiter was either new or horrible. He took our drink order, and it took about 10 minutes for him to come back with 3 beers and a mixed drink. He then took our entree order. When the fourth person ordered and said "I want Ranch dressing on my salad" two others at the table said "does my meal come with salad?" and he said "yes a house salad with house dressing". Well one didn't want salad and the other wanted ranch. The waiter got a little frazzled having to go back and write that in. He just assumed everyone was ok getting a salad with house dressing. It just went downhill from there. Also, my husband ordered shrimp and grits. The andouille sausage was so hot, he couldn't eat it and he loves spicy food. Since their menu doesn't have a spice level by the dishes, you might should ask if a dish is spicy. But if you got our waiter, he wouldn't have known anyway. He also told us the bar tab was added to our meal. We paid in full and left. Guess what...I check the bank account this morning and the bar tab went through also. Too many dressed up rich folks for my taste. Sipping wine and watching young girls in floor length dresses and kentucky derby hats play corn hole on the lawn.

SHORT VERSION:
Food was average. Service was poor-average. Price was average-high.

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5  Thank gagal76
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Excellent food choices. Some are spicy and some are mild dependent on your taste. How good is it? Three couples ate there and nearly all ordered something different. Fried shrimp are to die for.

4  Thank Georgiadawg70
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is a relatively new restaurant that, from the crowds, has become an instant success. Our server was very knowledgeable, helpful, and efficient. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal. The shrimp and grits were the best I have ever had. The Cuban sandwich was excellent, authentic, and was made with real Cuban bread - a rarity in Georgia. The property was beautifully remodeled prior to the opening. With a packed house it was noisy. The would not take reservations for our large party of twelve celebrating several birthdays. They also would not rearrange tables so we could sit together. We were offered two tables of six inside or three tables of four outside in 90 degree heat - not conducive for a group celebration. They would also not seat us in a small private room. If you have a large party, there are restaurants in the Lake Oconee area that will gladly accommodate you.

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2  Thank statboy2711
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Friday night and the place was filled with great people watching. From catch football on the front lawn to lively chatter at both bars (indoor and outdoor). Other guest, sat in conversation on the porch rocking chairs, while the diehard Braves' fans tuned into the Friday night baseball game. No one was fussed over the wait to get a table. Our party of 7 were seated outside and enjoyed a variety of delicious dinners. My favorite -The Key West Mahi Mahi grilled with mango salsa and a tarragon butter served with a house salad and green beans. I look forward to returning soon.

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3  Thank JHawk5
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