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“Excellent service for our large group”

Boondocks Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Island Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: The summer of 2017 is upon us and we are once again excited to be serving you lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday. Close on Mondays and Tuesdays. See you soon!
Reviewed June 12, 2013

We were visiting Island Park for 4 days with family members from 4 states. For our last evening, we wanted to go out. Boondocks Restaurant was rated #1 in TripAdvisor so I recommended it to our group, and we were not disappointed. They don't accept reservations so it took about 30 minutes to seat our party of 12, but overall, their service was excellent. Their food was quite good too, and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Keiko415
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

For several years, people in the area told us to try the Boondocks when we were in Island Park staying at our cabin. We usually eat-in while are at the cabin, so it took us a while to get out to the Boondocks. Boy, was it ever worth the trip, and do I ever wish we'd gone there sooner!! Who knew that we would find our favorite fish and chips in Island Park, Idaho? And the rest of the menu is just as good. The specials are always delicious. Baked goods are exceptional. Its a popular spot and it can take a while to get a table if you arrive during the rush hour, but its worth the wait! We live in Virginia, and the Boondocks is among the (many) reasons I'm so looking forward to visiting our Island Park summer home this summer.

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Thank Karyn S
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Highly recommend a home cooked meal, better than Grandma used to cook! Calzones are amazing plus all breads are freshly baked by Pat. Felt like a local after eating there! Was made to feel like one of the family!

Thank Mary A
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Good food for the location in Island Park. I am a long time visitor to this area and there are not a lot of choices for dining. This restaurant is not a bad choice, given the options.

However, their service and attitude can be a little snippy. They had a sign that said something like 'if you want fast go to Subway'. And thus, their service was on the slooow side of things. They do not like being told that their place is not perfect either.

Nice people run this place, but it isn't perfect. Remember: telling your customer that they are wrong is a bad strategy.

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Thank jbarm
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blackfrito, Owner at Boondocks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Wow! That hurts....we try very hard to serve great food for good prices in an out-of-the-way location and we have a lot of fun doing it. We donate tons of meals to the community and its fundraisers. We certainly know we are nowhere near "perfect". The issue that you refer to "that we don't like to be told that our place is not perfect" has something to do with the fact that you claimed in your previous review that our reviews were made up . Our daughter alerted Tripadvisor to this because she was offended by it and they took down your review...now you have reduced the stars you gave us previously and added a lot of negative. Oh, well, we can't please everybody! Sorry, Nancy and Pat

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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Food is always great. We are regulars. Good selection. Good service. Nice atmosphere. Very small. They can only seat 20 people or so. They do have a couple tables out on the porch which is a nice option in summer. Be prepared to wait for a table if you don't arrive early during summer months.

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Thank Ipassgas
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