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Bonito Boathouse

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Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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Canton, North Carolina, United States
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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!!!!

1 Thank Angie R
Barre, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

Thank Starsh734
Cumming, Georgia
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Michael B
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 

Thank celtic382016
Stratford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank robertmahmood
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Thank smcollum
Augusta, GA
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Since we own 2 properties on Fripp Island, we are here a lot. We have eaten at Bonito Boathouse twice this week and both times were delicious. We were extactic! My dinner both nights proved to be fresh and perfectly cooked fish. My favorite was the sautéed tilapia with shrimp in a lemon butter sauce. I skipped the sods, and... More 

1 Thank Betty P
Augusta, Georgia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

My reviews of the Bonito Boathouse are usually not fantastic, but this week we had dinner there and I had to write to say, that the dish that I had was fantastic! It was the sautéed tilapia with shrimp and a lemon butter sauce. The fish was cooked to perfection and the sauce was yummy! It is listed under "specialties"... More 

Thank Wahoo428
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

What a great place to eat! It is also on the marina at Fripp Island. A beautiful scene to enjoy while eating. Very kid friendly with a lot of choices on the menu. Beer was cold, seafood was fresh, and the people were very friendly. I would recommend trying this place on the beautiful Fripp Island.

Thank chadwick69
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123 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very popular. Good food and cooked well. Busy and extremely loud. All meals were well prepared. Get a reservation and have your amenity card ready.

Thank Rjkono

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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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?