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J. B. Boondocks Bar & Grill

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704 S Lakeshore Blvd, Howey in the Hills, FL 34737-3951
+1 352-324-3600
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great little spot to have lunch. It's situated on Lake Harris and boats pull up to the dock to dine. It's an all American menu. Nothing special but the food is reliably good. Friday was fish night and they appear to have specials on other nights. The burger was delicious... the regular fries were a bit soggy... More 

Thank intrepid702016
New Boston, New Hampshire
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a suspicion that this may be a rough biker place but it turned out to be a pretty good restaurant! The area isn't overwhelmed with fine dining choices to begin with so a good restaurant such as this stands out a little more. This is located on a lake so a table by the windows before sunset would... More 

Thank Recon71
Tavares, Florida
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived by boat went in by the front and hostess told us if we wanted outside to just sit anywhere. Found a table and sit down it still had a pitcher and used napkins laying on it; they were all dirt. We waited for the waiter to come and clean it off; she came and said you need to... More 

Thank FaithCM
Trinity, North Carolina
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat outside with the dog, overlooking Lake Harris on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon, not too busy, good service, waitress even brought out water for the dog. I had the chicken salad wrap, which was superb, with sweet potato fries, my husband had a cheeseburger, which he said was very good. Nice place to sit and watch the seaplanes land... More 

Thank cathyP1058
Muskego, Wisconsin
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128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish Fries in Wisconsin is almost as sacred as religion so we were happy to hear that JB boondocks had a fish fry that would not disappoint. We decided to try the local fish instead of the pricier cod and were very happy we did. The fish was lightly breaded and not at all greasy. the french fries and coleslaw... More 

Thank Ken M
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my daughter's favorite foods is fresh chicken salad. Unfortunately not too many restaurants have it on the menu anymore. It's not all that popular anymore and spoils easily so when she was told about a small lakeside restaurant nearby, that had a great chicken salad wrap, we made plans to go there since we were going to be... More 

Thank Martin T
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132 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Great location right on a huge lake, we sat outside on a perfect day and enjoy the pita bread with humus and the seafood spinach dip which was awesome! great place for a cold beer and some good eats!

Thank legend1836
Howey in the Hills, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

My wife and I have eaten at J.B.Boondock's fairly regularly for the past 3 months. During that time we have yet to find anything on the menu that wasn't very good to excellent. Portions are generally HUGE and if you order one of the burgers you will be left with doing the math on how to possibly fit it in... More 

Thank Robert_W_Mann
Howey in the Hills, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I've been here dozens of times over the years, but this last time finally did me in. I don't know if they've changed owners or are cutting back, but the service and food has been declining while the prices are going up. About five years ago this was a great place so it's sad to see the decline. I ordered... More 

Thank Cmc370
Tavares, Florida
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68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Spent most of the day fishing and we were hungry and thirsty. Stopped in for a burger and a beer. Service was great as was the food. No complaints whatsoever. Burger was huge and done to perfection. Had not been there for some time due to bad food in the past but happy we returned!

Thank Debbie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 S Lakeshore Blvd, Howey in the Hills, FL 34737-3951
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Howey in the Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 352-324-3600

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