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Bonito Boathouse

Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good35%
  • Average29%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“crab legs” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“tilapia” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Bonito Drive, Fripp Island, SC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank SteveAndPhyllis
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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

Thank TruthISTold
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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.

Thank cowtown036
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...More

Thank Oldcutkitchen
Fripp_Island_Resort, Manager at Bonito Boathouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

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....More

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...More

1  Thank Angie R
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...More

Thank Starsh734
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...More

Thank Michael B
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...More

Thank celtic382016
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
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.

Thank smcollum
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Mike D
I stay on Harbor Island frequently, and normally eat in Beaufort. Can I eat here at Bonito Boathouse without being a resident of the island? hat do I need to do?
28 August 2016|
Response from Rjkono | Reviewed this property |
No you cannot.
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Restaurant Details

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