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“We'll go again” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boondocks Saloon & Grill

Boondocks Saloon & Grill
Ranked #198 of 252 Restaurants in Duluth
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Proctor, Minnesota
Level Contributor
90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“We'll go again”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

We've been to the Boondocks outside diner, but had never been in the bar/restaurant. We went in since my daughter wanted chicken strips, and the diner didn't offer them. The place was clean, had a decent atmosphere, and the employees were nice. I thought it was odd that the waitress didn't know some things, like the soup of the day, but she was very good at checking on us and refilling drinks as needed. The only thing that bothered me was that someone was smoking on the bench right outside the door, and every time it was opened, cigarette smoke was sucked in. As for the food, other than the fries being way overdone, the food was good, but nothing special. I'm sure we'll try it again in the future.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Duluth, Minnesota
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Better the First Time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

We never went to the Boondocks prior to the new owner because it felt so cold and uninviting when you stepped inside. We stopped there a few months back and walked in to be very surprised that it had been redecorated and cleaned up and it was cozy and welcoming. We ordered lunch, and were in love! Hubby had a smoked pork sandwich and I had a buffalo chicken wrap. Food was excellent! Owner is friendly and inviting.
A local company had some coupons for Boondocks so we purchased a few. Went their for a bite the other day and still got the warm inviting feeling, but the food was not as good this time.
Staff was great, place was clean, drinks were good, but food not so much. Hubby had smoked ribs and they were ok, but not as good as the smoked pork sandwich from before. He ordered mashed potatoes as his side, and they came out in a bowl. It was a baked potato, put in a bowl and smashed. Strange, and not what one would like when you order mashed potatoes. I had the buffalo wrap again, and it was just very messy, and had very little meat.
But, we will go back as it is close to home. And, a meal is only as good as the person preparing it so hopefully it was an off day. We do recommend Boondocks.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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