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Bonito Boathouse

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Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best place you will find. Had everything and it is all great. Crab legs are beyond great and calamari is awesome. Great service beautiful view.

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Thank SteveAndPhyllis
Wilmington, North Carolina
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your not going to get gormmet food but its decent and you are treated nicely. Nice location on the marina

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Thank TruthISTold
Beech Island, South Carolina
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141 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went on the all you can eat crab legs night. decent food. lil pricey, but being a private island thats what you expect i guess. nicely redone since the last time i went.

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Thank cowtown036
Norfolk County, Canada
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We booked accommodation for a week on Fripp Island. Although this restaurant had some bad reviews online we thought we would take a chance since we were tired from a long drive and it was close. We were told at the hostess desk that we needed a card or pass of some sort to have the privilege of spending our... More 

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Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this review

We're sorry that you weren't able to dine with us during your stay at Fripp Island. The Fripp Island Club is a private club that owns the amenities on Fripp Island. Island homeowners have the option of joining the Club, but some choose not to. Those who rent their homes, but are not Club members, are unable to give access... More 

Canton, North Carolina, United States
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted somewhere to eat on the island. Unfortunately after calling 7 times with someone answering and hanging up on us, we finally gave up. Called from a land line and got an answer. They were completely rude and unwilling to reserve for a large party. Met another couple in the Island her were treated the exact same way! Ugh!!!!

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Barre, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

family friendly, nice people, good food in a great area. I have been there twice now and both times was more than satisfied with the service and the food. We go to Fripp fpr a golf trip every October. We found this restaurant a couple of years ago and will continue to visit it when we are there.

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Thank Starsh734
Cumming, Georgia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This looks like it could have been enjoyable dinner but terrible service, no water, food order doubtfully got placed had to walk out with no dinner and evening ruined with no place to go to eat. This is a drawback of Fripp Island, limited choices and off peak season good luck with your draw of the luck. We got a... More 

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Thank Michael B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The food was mediocre at best. The decor was not very imaginative. But the real reason we'll never be back is that the service and staff are deplorable. They are not only unfriendly but they are down right rude especially the people at the hostess stand. Certainly shouldn't be a first impression. The only reason I gave it a star... More 

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Thank celtic382016
Stratford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great location for boaters and family for families. Watch the sun set and injoy a nice dinner on the water

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Thank robertmahmood
Geneva
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Classic seafood restaurant, good quality food, ok service. Crowded at peak times but no wait early or late. Bar small with grumpy bartenders.

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Thank smcollum

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Seafood, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Fripp Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?