ACROSS RT 17 FROM MURRELL'S INLET
A hidden jewel. The Waccamaw River has a dock and a marina that is associated with a Country Club back there. It is SO far removed from the faster pace of Murrell's Inlet with it's bevy of bars and restaurants. Although I have to squeeze in here, that the Lazy Gator gift shop on Murrell's Inlet is super cool and so big and different from the "junk shops" around the area. Great fudge, great smoothies, and very attractive, tasteful novelties, jewelry and gifts. Anyway, I'm off track. BOONDOCKS is a restaurant/bar right on the edge of the dock at Waccamaw. The place is comfy, yet, no flea-trap! A lovely walled patio with a beautiful large old tree right up through the center of it, and the whole place is surrounded by the marina on the west, and the river on the east. At sunset, it's so peaceful and calm, and the river is like glass. It's a very wide, expansive view, which is visible from every seat in Boondocks. Allie, our waitress is such a sweet, knowledgable, fast and accurate hostess. She originates from Pawley's Island, and her father has been in the restaurant business down there for ages. No connection to Boondocks, but food must be in her family bloodline! We had excellent blackened grouper, salads, garlic mashed potatoes, and the desert was of course, divine! Some huge brick of chocolate, chocolate cake with to die for shavings and chocolate frosting. Dinner and wine and desert and a good fat tip for Allie came to less than $65.00. It was worth every cent. Now I want to take a river tour next time we're in town. We found this place on the last night of our stay.....darn. I want to go back and take the tour! Allie tells me the place is shoulder to shoulder during high season, as folks know a good bar with good local bands, and great food and booze. We were there during Hurricane Ike and the place was practically deserted.
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