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Boondocks Dining Room & Lounge

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, American, Pub
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200 Government Wharf Rd. Eastern Passage | Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-465-3474
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We have gone to Boondocks through good management and bad. This new management is worth a good review. We took two ninety + year olds out for lunch on two different occasions. 1 is in a wheel chair. Our parties were no problem. Food was well prepared, hot and fresh. Service was most excellent. Beer and wine choices quite good.... More 

Thank grahamc288
Halifax, Canada
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Went with two friends to enjoy a night out. It was a horrible night weather wise but Boondocks was warm and welcoming. Was nice for a friend to have a choice of gluten free options. The liver, onions special was great, found the pan fried haddock small portion size. Had a lovely server & enjoyed the meals.

Thank lynnsurette
British Columbia
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

There is a boardwalk at McCormack's Beach in Eastern Passage and we found this restaurant next to the parking lot. The decor was quaint and the fish and chips were delicious!

Thank elenarf
Eastern Passage, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went to celebrate my Wife's sister and her husbands anniversary. The food was just ok. The portions were quite small. The food came out all at once (appetizers and mains). Staff were friendly, but didn't feel we got value for our money. Probably won't go back any time soon.

Thank Richard O
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a great meal of seafood - fish and chips, scallops, and a burger for the non fish eater. All the food was very fresh and nicely cooked. The best part about Boondocks is that they are very reasonably priced, and there is a terrific view, even when it is too cool for the deck to be open.

1 Thank Mrwillson
Owen Sound, Canada
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We enjoyed our visit to the patio with lovely views of the ocean. I had a salad that was served fresh but had little flavor and then tried the lobster macaroni, which for $20 you would think would be bursting with seafood. Wrong. Disappointing.

Thank Andrew N
Regina, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is my first time to the East coast and we couldn't have picked a better place for lunch! I had the fish cakes and they were amazing!! The view of the harbor is stunning from the outside deck, steps away from searching for sea glass!

Thank Sheila M
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I completely understand that this is one of your busiest weekends of the year! We often come to your patio HOWEVER today we came knowing it was going to be busy 45 mins prior to the children's pirate parade. We were seated on the patio and 20 mins went by as we watched people who came in after us get... More 

Thank cmacpher
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had multiple visits over ten years ago and found the food and service on point . But the years have worn the exterior and the peculiar carved fishermen at the entrance are breaking . I had originally headed to fishermen wharf for Boondocks and a quick glance in the unique gift shops that line the boardwalk. And never thought... More 

Thank Donna M
Cambridge, Canada
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112 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was our second visit. Our first was in 2013. We were five adults, three of whom have service dogs. We made a reservation. They had a table for 6 waiting for us but they decided that a table for 8 would accommodate the service dogs better. As we were seated, they brought water for the dogs without being asked.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, American, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Government Wharf Rd. Eastern Passage | Fisherman's Cove, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Eastern Passage
  • Phone Number: +1 902-465-3474
Beautifully situated on the water in Eastern Passage, NS. Boondocks has (of Jan 2013) changed owners, chef and menu and will be open 11am - 9pm daily from early March 2013.

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