by Laura Z
Somewhere in NJ
April 11, 2004
You enter into a door where a hostess gets your party information and gives you a beeper. Their store is a series of rooms with specialty, too high-priced items. You can sit on the back porch but the mosquitoes are out and not worth the scenery. You can also sit in a room with a TV and a bar or another room with chairs and the restrooms. The place is decorated in what may be called shabby chic.
When your beeper lights, you walk outside to another building where you are seated. The four of us were originally seated at a 8 person table in the dining room without a view but asked to be moved to a table with a view of the waterway and were accommodated. We started with the famous fried pickles, which were not too exciting (tasted like fried pickles). We then tried the fried bay scallops and fried grouper with coleslaw and corn on the cob. Both entrees were cooked just right and very tasty. The restaurant definitely specializes in fried seafood with a casual atmosphere. The wait for dinner was very long by the time we left at 6:30pm.
If you are looking for an unusual atmosphere and some tasty, fresh fried seafood, join the locals and give Boon Docks a try. They are open for lunch and dinner and closed Tuesdays. Don’t expect gourmet, just Southern home-cooking.
From journal Panama City Beach for Families