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Bonito Boathouse

Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
+1 843-838-1506
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good38%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“crablegs” (3 reviews)
“seafood” (8 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a group of 7 women. We went upstairs and were seated. There were two larger groups at two other tables. It was so loud we asked our waitress if we could move because we could not hear each other speak. She was gracious...More

Thank carolinagirl057
Reviewed 16 April 2018

One other reviewer said it best - the best part about the restaurant is the view. The food is just ok. Service was ok. Hostesses were very rude and amazingly slow for as little crowd as they had. It was a noisy atmosphere. Johnson Creek...More

Thank ramckwv
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The best part about the restaurant was the view. The sunset view of the marsh was excellent. The service was good. The food was okay. The worst part was the noise! We sat upstairs, and the noise from the surrounding tables was deafening. People weren't...More

Thank Nordicgal26
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We went to Fripp for two weeks at end of August. Ended up eating here three times. Heard and read all previous bad reviews. Majority have been addressed from what we could tell. Food was served super fast. They always accommodated a sunset view table....More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This place has so much potential! It has great views and a captive audience (all the Fripp Island guests). However, the quality of the food is really bad. The 5 of us (two adults, 3 children from ages 9-15) ate here the week of August...More

Thank RVAdiner12
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We had a good, just not great, meal. I had the broiled plate and the crablegs as well as scallop were great but the shrimp and fish were overcooked. We liked the grits a lot and I wonder if we should've tried he shrimp and...More

Thank Scarolinagirl3
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Being on Fripp Island can come with eating challenges if you don't want to cook after being on the beach all day. One of the options on the island is the Bonito Boathouse. The food is decent and the staff is nice. It's a little...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We ate here on our last meal on Fripp Island. It was good but not as good as Boondocks or Dockside just off the island. Service was great and the drinks were fun.

Thank dsazimm
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I would only go here for the view. Have a couple drinks. Food very average. The staff up front is horribly rude. Zero care if they get a paycheck or not. What customers?

Thank robang94
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Food was good-restaurant is clean and waitress was friendly. We all enjoyed our meal. One note: the upstairs floor seems to be at a tilt. Restaurant seems to possibly be sinking.

Thank henrypa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Fripp Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-838-1506
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