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The Boundary House

Steak House Restaurant in Calabash

 
The Boundary House
Rated: 3.4 out of 5 with 173 Reviews

Serving steaks and seafood year-round.


The Boundary House
1045 River Road
Calabash
910-579-8888
Hours: N/A
General Info:
  • Lunch Served
  • Dinner Served
  • Snacks or Appetizers
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The Boundary House
Posted: Apr 08th, 2008 at 11:08 am
From: Richmond, VA
By: ls


Avg. Rating:4.8
This is a terrific restaurant. I travel a lot and this is one of my favorites. The food is wonderful, the service professional yet warm and the atmosphere is casual without being a flip-flops and cut-offs joint. I have eaten here many 20 times and it has never disappointed. I enjoy bringing guests here as it is always a winner. I would recommend The Boundary House without reservation!
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Posted: Mar 12th, 2008 at 7:56 pm
From: Homeworth, OH
By: bs


Avg. Rating:3.7
March 12, 2008 I ordered a rib dinner for take out. Order was ready in 15 minutes. Staff very prompt in waiting on me when I arrived.. My ribs were hot, tender and very good. Sides were large and also good. I would definately recommend my dinner and the restaurant.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Mar 10th, 2008 at 5:02 pm
From: new hanover , NJ
By: jk


Avg. Rating:4.2
Ok I came to eat with my family while I was on vacation from the city. When I came into the resturant a lady with brown hair and glasses standing behind the stand, said hello how are you then turned around and started talking with a man in a tie and was ignoring me. But when she turned around gave me a buzzer and said "it shouldnt be long" and an hour later she sat me in this booth all the way in the back near the kitchen. Where I was served by a server named samantha. She was excellent and gave great service, and the food was wonderful. All in all I would go back again but I would not want to talk with the lady up front she seemed to lie to keep me in the resturant..
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The Boundary House
Posted: Mar 10th, 2008 at 4:58 pm
From: Rock Hill, SC
By: rb


Avg. Rating:5
I recently visited the Boundary House in Calabash, NC. We frequently vacate to the beach and for two years we have been eating at the Boundary House. Here recently though, our service has been spectacular. We are made to feel welcome the moment we walk in the door! The night we came in, there were 3 young ladies and a young man working up front. They made my family and I feel very welcome! They all had smiles on their faces and made us feel that we were important. The windows out front were so very clean and the rugs at the door were spotless. This restaurant takes pride in cleanliness! Especially the bathrooms! They were very clean! When the hostest sat us at a our table, she let us know who our server was, told us to enjoy the meal, and was very easy to talk to when my husband was asking her questions about the restaurant and food! She was great! Our meal was outstanding! When we walked out the door, once again the hosts made us feel great and told us to come back! We made it a point to stop and speak to them and thank them for their hospitality! That makes a restaurant! We will definately come back when we are in town again, because the restaurant keeps getting better and better!
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The Boundary House
Posted: Mar 05th, 2008 at 1:20 pm
From: Little River, SC
By: tz


Avg. Rating:3.3
We have visited the Boundary House on three occasions, hoping the service would be better. The wait staff is very eager and friendly, until they take your order. After that, you never see them again. The main course wait time is excruiatingly slow. There should not be a 45 minute wait between appetizer and main course. My mother ordered a chicken salad as her main course. When our appetizer salads came out, she was served one as well. Odd when you order salad as a main course. So she didn't really touch it, wanting to save room for her dinner. The table was cleared, the main course came out late ... and my mother was served a piece of grilled chicken. Apparently the grilled chicked was meant to be for the salad she thought was an appetizer. So her meal was served in two sections, 45 minutes apart from each other? Of course, the waitress was no where to be found. The food is mediocre at best and very confusing when served the way it was. For the Grand Strand area, there are many other choices to choose from. Save your money on this one.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Feb 24th, 2008 at 9:21 am
From: Boston, MA
By: bm


Avg. Rating:3.7
Went at lunch time so there was no waiting. Also off season so am not sure about other time of year. Attractive nautical theme, very clean facility, attentive staff.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Feb 08th, 2008 at 9:13 pm
From: Greenville, OH
By: jmt


Avg. Rating:5
We were welcomed by a white haired gentleman who had great enthusiasm - very friendly and welcoming........ our watress was quiet but excellent. House salads were wonderful, quiche was delish........ribs were great.......chicken fingers were wonderful and 8 to a serving. It was one of our best meals during this trip and we'd recommend this place to everyone.- you will not be disappointed.
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Posted: Jan 31st, 2008 at 6:31 am
From: Little River, SC
By: bs


Avg. Rating:4.7
Great place to go any night of the week, food and service are outstanding. Not too many places to get a good meal in SC or NC! I would like to see it become a non-smoking restaurant! Even though smoking is permitted in the bar area, it flows throughout the dining areas.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Jan 21st, 2008 at 11:23 pm
From: Greenville, SC
By: wdh


Avg. Rating:3.7
My wife and I arrived late, about 9 PM. My wife had shrimp and they were good. I had the crab cakes and they were heavily breadded and were not very tasty. We got the crab dip as an appetizer. It should have been called cheese dip. The staff was unethusiastic. I felt it was over priced. We were late and it is the off season, so we got seated promptly. There were few customers in the restaurant so the noise level was good. I wont go back.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Jan 18th, 2008 at 4:46 pm
From: Calabash, N.C.
By: d.l.


Avg. Rating:3.5
This is one of the nicest stops I've found since I came down in November 2007. It's just a nice comfortable place. When I feel like going out for just atmosphere, I go to the Boundry House. When I go by myself, I'll eat at the bar which is very nice.The place is very clean. bathrooms included. There is hardly any smell of smoke in there. Only once at the bar did I hear any offensive talk by one of the regular businessman, who was not spoken to regarding it. Apparently being a regular customer. Other than that, I've had all good experiences there.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Jan 13th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
From: gallatin, TN
By: pb


Avg. Rating:4.8
Enjoyed it was very good. We had the grouper! .
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The Boundary House
Posted: Jan 09th, 2008 at 11:29 pm
From: lacey, WA
By: rn


Avg. Rating:3
Good atmosphere, great staff.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Jan 09th, 2008 at 8:59 pm
From: carolina shores, NC
By: mt


Avg. Rating:4
The older gent who greeted us kept hovering around our table telling us jokes which we did not find amusing in the least! he's rude and made the experience unpleasant! otherwise the food is excellent and the waitstaff is exceptional. The prime rib is something out of this world and I recommend it!.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Jan 09th, 2008 at 7:33 am
From: Calabash, NC
By: henry j


Avg. Rating:2.3
Went there in mid-December. It was off season and not crowded - asked for a non-smoking section, and they tried to seat us near the bar (all patrons were smoking there). Was then re-directed to another location (much better).

I ordered the mixed seafood (shrimp & scallops), wife had a steak. Her steak was fine, my seafood mix was terrible. First, the scallops tasted stale and rubbery, and the flounder was to die for, litterally die for - the fish was smelly, over cooked, and miniscule in size (a 3 year old would not have trouble becoming a member of the Clean Plate Club it was so small). Wanted to complain to the manager, but was to busy to see what the problem was.

I read other reviews and though that I was in for a good dining experience. This could have been an "off night" for the prep staff and manager, but to ignore you customers is surely a way to lose business because word of mouth can ruin you - just ask your neighbor who ran into problems running the Pasta House (just down the street).

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The Boundary House
Posted: Jan 05th, 2008 at 9:57 am
From: lowell, NC
By: dbr


Avg. Rating:4.7
Great restaurant for this area. We come every year and always reserve a night to eat at the Boundary House. It is a good alternative to fried fish toward the end of our vacation week. Much better than the local country club restaurants and a better atmosphere.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Dec 05th, 2007 at 8:16 pm
From: philadelphia, PA
By: jjg


Avg. Rating:4
We ate at the boundry house twice while on vacation. The first time was an " in season". the food was very good and the house salad with the pralines and blue cheese was the best that we ever had. The appetiser portions were huge, promptly served and excelent. Dinner was great with very unusual mixtures of ingrediants. I think there were too few servers and service was ok. We went the following week with a large group of friends and everything was excelent. We will go back next summer on our vacation. Very good
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Posted: Nov 18th, 2007 at 7:36 am
From: Wake Forest, NC
By: lh


Avg. Rating:2.8
We stopped in on Nov. 17 just for a snack. The service was excellent. However the oyster rockefellers were less than satisfactory. The cheese on there was good. It as difficult though to find the oyster and spinach. It was not good for the price we paid. The oyster rockefellers are much better @ Capt. Juel's.
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The Boundary House
Posted: Oct 28th, 2007 at 5:17 pm
From: Sunset Beach, NORTH CAROLINA
By: klm


Avg. Rating:3.5
The boundary House, was a great place to take you're family, the service is kind of slow, and there are many table's. The atmosphere is the prettiest thing- wood and all! Seating, does take a while but once you sit down you sink into the booth, or feel the smoothness of a chair. I have been a Restaurant inspector before, for thirteen year's, and i would grade it a 99 %- which is excellent, and way above average. If you enjoyed yourself, please go back- we want the boundary house to stay in business forever- don't we? Thank You, and also- please tip The Boundry House. The Boundary House is located behind Callahan's Of Calabash- turn left at the light, then left into the Boundary House- Give it a try, and exepirance the Boundary house, and what it has to give. Go their today. Great Price's, and a wonderful quantity of food!
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The Boundary House
Posted: Oct 16th, 2007 at 7:21 pm
From: Mahwah, NJ
By: mpk


Avg. Rating:3.5
I was there that night too and had a pretty decent meal, but as a witness to what had transpired, felt "Mahwah's" review was more than fair. Of course, I'm not as worldly as those who can use really cool phrasing, yet seems unsure to which state Scranton's in. Go a few miles down 17 to Myrtle Beach to visit the Carolina Road House, where they stole the entire layout from, less the courtesy. Scranton, being more north than Mahwah make me wonder if "stay up north" hints it's an employee response. My review reflects my personal dining experience that evening, but maybe I was lucky.
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Posted: Oct 13th, 2007 at 2:10 pm
From: Medina, OH
By: tfn


Avg. Rating:4.2
We had dinner at the Boundary House about a week ago. The food was excellent and it was served quick and hot. Our server was a little slow, but, she had too many tables to take care of at the time. She still tried her best to keep up with our requests for drinks/etc. While the food was definitely outstanding, we thought the menu was lacking. We are sure they are capable of making some great seafood dishes....but they are missing from the menu! The special for the night was Salmon prepared any way you wanted it. We thought that was a little boring....as the reason we are going out to eat is to try someone else's creations. Overall, we still felt this was a very good restaurant and we would go back.
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Posted: Oct 07th, 2007 at 3:01 pm
From: scranton, PA
By: dwd


Avg. Rating:4
Hey mahwah nj ,, I am from ny-pa and have been to the boundry house and was delighted with everything and I think the crowd they get in speaks for itself , food , amount of food , taste and service was good too .. So if u don't like it stay up north and don't visit again with ur tude ....
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Posted: Oct 03rd, 2007 at 3:51 pm
From: Chester, N.Y.
By: mg


Avg. Rating:2.7
My husband and I were with the couple from Mahwah, N.J. that had the chicken salad and terrible SERVICE. Besides the lack of service this what happened next( I have been in the waitress field for many years) After our waitress Dropped our check with not so much as a thank you and not even looking at us I was a little upset. We paid our bill and left it on the table. I guess she knew she was not getting a good tip because I wasn't half way to the door and she was calling out to me. She asked me if I was sure I didn't need change. I said no and took her to the side to tell her why she got the tip she got and started to walk away. At this point she yells to me you need this more then I do, I turned back to her and took the tip out of her hand and said your right and there is no law that says we should tip for bad service. As far asking to speak to the Manager about any of this would have been pointless because he never came over to us when there was problem with the food. Guess If the Manager doesn't care, Why would the servers!
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Posted: Oct 02nd, 2007 at 12:28 pm
From: kintnersville, PA
By: mb


Avg. Rating:4.8
We have been going to the Boundary House since it opened. Reading the reviews in the last couple of months we were concerned. The ribs were excellent, the fried oysters divine. The ceasar salad left a little to be desired. The service from Mary was warm and personal. The design of this restaraunt is fantastic. My only negative comment was that all of the wait staff appeared too tired to be there (except ours) This is a change from the sharp as a tack, but warm atmosphere we had felt during their first seasons.
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Posted: Sep 30th, 2007 at 3:19 pm
From: Mahwah, NJ
By: mk


Avg. Rating:3
We visited this restaurant on vacation in Myrtle Beach. What a disappointment, and I will never go back again. No one was friendly, not even our waitress. I ordered the oriental chicken salad. The salad was a little brown and it was swimming in dressing. I let that go and started to eat it, I didn't tell them to put the dressing on the side. Everyone else enjoyed there meal. While eating the chicken I bit into something hard, I don't think they cleaned the chicken good. I told the waitress and she asked me if I wanted another one, I didn't of course. I saw the manager looking through my salad, I guess they didn't believe me. No one came over to the table to say I am sorry, not even the manager. I wasn't looking for a free meal, just for the manager to say something to us about our meal. I don't think we should have asked to see the manager, he should have come over on his own. They just ignored us.When the waitress came with the bill she just laid the bill on the table, she never even looked at us. Of course the salad was on the bill.
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Posted: Aug 21st, 2007 at 2:41 pm
From: Pawleys Island, SC
By: js


Avg. Rating:4.2
I cannot say enough about the service, food and atmosphere at the Boundary House. This is our second visit and will not be our last. I usually just read the reviews but this time I must write. Unfortunately I believe we sat near the people who wrote below. I witnessed the whole ordeal and I have to say some people are just never happy and do not want to be happy. I felt the server did a great job and I told him not to take the remarks personally. I was glad to read they would not be back as this is the kind of people that we in the service industry do not want back. If you cannot be happy on vacation then why take a vacation?
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Posted: Aug 20th, 2007 at 4:00 pm
From: Kernersville, NC
By: r.r.


Avg. Rating:2.8
What a disappointment. My family and ate here for the first time this past weekend. I don't think we've ever received such poor treatment by a hostess, waiter, and manager alltogether. Everyone was cold, aloof, and not friendly at all. They didn't smile. The waiter was not very attentive and he gave us refills of unsweet tea instead of sweet tea twice. The au jus for our prime rib sandwiches was incredibly salty and so distasteful it was beyond edible. And frankly, the food was mediocre. I've had much better food for the same price at other restaurants. We won't be going back.
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Posted: Aug 19th, 2007 at 4:29 am
From: Winfield , WV
By: bc


Avg. Rating:4.7
Last year while on vacation we happened to stumble upon The Boundary House and loved it! we will be sure to go again this years vacation. The food, atmosphere and the service was excellent. See you next september..
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Posted: Aug 10th, 2007 at 4:01 pm
From: Fairfax, VA
By: jw


Avg. Rating:4.5
I have eaten here several times and highly recommend it. From the house salad, to the fried shrimp and the blackened Mahi Mahi is fantastic. We always go early, always the best choice in the busy summer months at any place in the area. The service is prompt and courteous and the restaurant is spotlessly clean. There is NO place in the area I would suggest over this one!!
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Posted: Aug 02nd, 2007 at 12:40 pm
From: Fredericksburg, VA
By: ak


Avg. Rating:4.5
Awesome!!! Not your typical Calabash restaurant. Had sworn off all Calabash and Calabash Style restaurants because it was all fried foods. Well not The Boundary House, hugh variety of choices both seafood and land lovers. Can't wait to go back!!
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Posted: Jul 30th, 2007 at 5:01 pm
From: Fredericksburg, VA
By: sh


Avg. Rating:4.5
We happened upon the Bounday House on one of our annual trips to Sunset Beach. We thought it looked interesting and decided to give it a try. We were absolutely thrilled. The food was fantastic and the restaurant itself is unique. We went back for a second time that same week but this time with about 20 other people. The service was a bit slow but considering the number of guests in our group, it was perfectly acceptable. We are getting ready to take another trip to the beach and I have recommended it to everyone I know. We will definitely go back. Thanks for a great restaurant that is a nice change from the typical Calabach fare.
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Posted: Jul 29th, 2007 at 8:46 pm
From: Lexington, NC
By: bp


Avg. Rating:4
Have eaten here many times. They are great at serving a large party, if you call ahead and make reservations. The last time, it was just two of us and we got great service. Waited at the bar for about 10 minutes and were then seated and served quickly. Ribs are terrific, as is the potato soup and salad. Be sure to try their hot bacon dressing! Yummy!! Call ahead and you won't have to wait!!
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Posted: Jul 28th, 2007 at 4:54 pm
From: Fairfield, PA
By: tlm


Avg. Rating:4.7
The House Salad with Hot Bacon and House Dressing was the best I have had in a restaraunt of this quality and price. The Baked potatoe soup was outstanding. The rolls with honey were delicious. Very happy with the whole meal. More than I could eat.
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Posted: Jul 28th, 2007 at 3:48 pm
From: Toledo, OH
By: cb


Avg. Rating:2.7
The flat iron steak was horrible. Odd tasting and very tough. The dinner salad was full of fresh veggies and was plentiful. The bar staff was very friendly. Woiuld return for the atmosphere and drinks. NOT for the food
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Posted: Jul 16th, 2007 at 9:29 am
From: Montvale, NJ
By: cp


Avg. Rating:4
Try the sweet potato for your side! You will not be disappointed.
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Posted: Jul 16th, 2007 at 7:10 am
From: Little River, SC
By: sf


Avg. Rating:3
When I was served my meal, my waiter said -- "Here you go young lady". When I was given the bill, the waiter said "This is for the young lady". I am not a "young lady". I will be 70 yrs. old soon. Maybe the wiater thought this would make me feel good. It didn't. It was annoying. .
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Posted: Jul 13th, 2007 at 8:09 am
From: Charlotte, NC
By: jmb


Avg. Rating:3.3
The Boundary House was recommended to us by a "local." My wife and I, along with our 15 and 12 yr old sons arrived Thursday/July 12 at approx. 5:15pm. We were immediately seated and were impressed with the atmosphere. Our waitress, Christy (?), was prompt with getting our drink order and then our salads served. She seemed very sweet, even flirted with our 12 yr old son, which made his night to hear a "beach babe" call him cute! The salads were large portioned with egg and bacon crumpled on top. It came with a buttered croissant that literally melted in your mouth. Christy was super at keeping our glasses full while we waited briefly for our entree. As the main course arrived and was served by an unknown male that didn't speak to anyone, Christy popped up and gave us all an "Enjoy your meal!" This is where things changed... I had ordered a 2 combo of crab cake and fried fantail shrimp, along with a sweet potato. The crab and fish were delish! But the sweet potato was cold. Not refrigerator cold, but certainly below room temperature. I fully enjoyed the rest of the meal, but had hoped to have found Christy in time to have the potato replaced. No such luck. Our Christy apparently can't multi-task very well. Once the surrounding tables began to fill, Christy left us. We sat waiting for refills for our drinks; we sat waiting for "So, how was your meal or, did you enjoy your meal?" Nothing; we just sat there. It all started off so well, and then it went south. Our table was cleaned before us by various workers as we waited for our tab. By now, I felt abandoned. I looked for a manager. I found him. He was quite consumed talking on his walkie-talkie and chewing out an employee. Christy then reappeared and left the check on the table without saying a word and then was off again. The bill was $74. (Three adult dinners & one kid's chicken fingers.) I left $84 cash on the table and waited another 10 minutes to ensure that Christy was the one that picked it up. I wanted 30 seconds to explain to her my complaint of the poor service after the initial great service and to report the sweet potato was cold. No chance, Christy snatched the bill/payment and was gone in a blink of an eye. I should have been more focused on her return and prepared to pounce, but after 10 minutes I became complacent. Regardless, we left without any acknowledgment from anyone. The review: Food was very good (except for sweet potato) ~ A; Service was all over the scale, A at first and then an F at the end ~ D. Atmosphere was very nice ~ A. Would we go again or recommend the restaurant? Yes, but there would not be a third visit, if the second ends like the first!
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Posted: Jul 04th, 2007 at 6:29 pm
From: Lancaster, OHIO
By: er


Avg. Rating:4.5
I had good food and service at this restaurant I would rrecommend this place. It was a little noisy but everything was nice.
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Posted: Jul 03rd, 2007 at 10:30 am
From: Columbia, MD
By: rd


Avg. Rating:4.2
We ate here just after it opened in 2006 and this year we visited this restaurant twice on our last trip to N. Myrtle Beach. It was definitely our best meal all week except for our lunch at The Sea Captains House in Myrtle Beach which has the best service, food and atmosphere anywhere. Boundary House has great salads including the garden salad and salmon salad which is huge and very reasonably priced. They also have great gumbo. They even take reservations. Forget the Calabash places by the water unless you love grease. Boundary House in highly recommended.
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Posted: Jun 28th, 2007 at 2:24 pm
From: Ocean Isle Beach , NC
By: pch


Avg. Rating:2.5
I stopped by after a long morning at work in a cold atmosphere and thought, Oh! the gumbo looks perfect. The gumbo appeared and tasted as though they had run out of the basic gumo and opened a huge can of diced tomatoes. The rice serving was skimpy - there may have been three shrimp and three tiny (think one quarter inch round of sausage quartered) pieces of sausage. I have eaten there twice before. one time was good, the second just okay; this one, below rating.
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Posted: Jun 27th, 2007 at 3:11 pm
From: Greensboro, NC
By: msw


Avg. Rating:5
We enjoyed the Boundary House for an early dinner (4:45pm). My husband and I decided to each get something different to share. I got the shrimp quesadilla, which was wonderful. Very cheesy and spicy, just the way I like it. My husband got the shrimp and oyster po-boy, which was the best sandwich ever. Very fresh tasting and not too greasy even though the shrimp and oysters were fried. You get fries or slaw with all sandwiches, including the quesadilla!

My daughter, who is a chicken tender connoisseur, opted for fish sticks and a baked potato. The fish sticks were great, fresh fish, not frozen tasting at all. We will definitely be back. Service and atmosphere made the experience enjoyable, as well.

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Posted: Jun 24th, 2007 at 7:17 pm
From: Mebane, NC
By: imt


Avg. Rating:4.7
I have had really good experences at The Boundary House. There food is really good (the ribs are beast, get them). I have visted there several times and every time has been great.
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Posted: Jun 15th, 2007 at 1:06 pm
From: Etowah, NC
By: dn


Avg. Rating:3.2
The Boundary House is great. We always enjoy the food. One suggestion - go early. Mnay times we go to Calabash to get out of the crowds in MB and NMB. There is always a crowd at the Boundary House. Many times, we try to find some chairs around the bar for a drink and some chicken wigs - yes, they are hot!
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Posted: Jun 14th, 2007 at 8:43 pm
From: Calabash, N.C.
By: di


Avg. Rating:3.5
My experience with this restaraunt has always been great up until this last visit. My entire staff went out to have a dinner on our company and we all voted to go here because we had been there numerous other times with great food and service. this time we had a normal party of seven and we all got drinks and two people ordered steaks. both steaks were ordered medium to med-rare and neither steak even had a hint of pink in the center.This is very disappointing to our entire staff and probobly will choose another place where someone will at least apologise for their error when brought to their attention.
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Posted: Jun 14th, 2007 at 7:03 pm
From: chalfont, PA
By: sdk


Avg. Rating:5
Compared to the world of typical calabash style, this was a very successful take with a light fry and twice as much taste. A very pleasant surprise. We will make certain that we make it a yearly tradition to eat there each time we are in town. We will also encourage our friends to make it a destination. Kudos.
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Posted: May 25th, 2007 at 12:49 pm
From: Chapel Hill, NC
By: dw


Avg. Rating:3
I dined at The Boundary House on May 16 2007 and ordered your basic green salad with a grilled chicken breast on top. It took forever to get our food (2 people at our table) and the chicken breast was way overcooked. Thank goodness for the great house dressing that saved the meal. Our waitress hardly ever checked on us and took forever for her to bring our check. Not a great first impression.
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Posted: May 22nd, 2007 at 9:05 am
From: Bladenboro, NC
By: caf


Avg. Rating:4.3
We have now been back to The Boundary House three times in the past few months... and plan to go this weekend. It is worth our hours drive. The decor and atmosphere are awesome! I love the woodgrain interior. The restaurant is spacious and eye-pleasing.

We have thoroughly enjoyed the food. My mother and I always split the double rack of ribs and their HUGE salad, which is well worth the price. We get "over twice" the ribs for the same price as another restaurant franchise with the initials R.T. :) On my last visit, I also had the creme brulee cheesecake for dessert... it was fantastic! My mom doesn't usually care for cheesecake, and she loved it.

Although Calabash is best known for its seafood, I am not a seafood eater... so I am excited to have a place at the beach where I enjoy eating as well as experiencing the Calabash atmosphere! Thanks for opening!

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Posted: May 07th, 2007 at 5:01 pm
From: Colonial Heights, VA
By: awa


Avg. Rating:4.3
Since discovering this restaurant in June, 2006, we have been back a number of times and have recommended it to others. The food is excellent and there are some items on the menu that we've not found elsewhere. The service can be a little hit or miss depending on the server's experience. As to the noise level, we have on a couple of visits been led to tables in or near the bar area and have requested that we be taken to the other side of the restaurant where it is much more quiet and conducive to conversation.
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Posted: Apr 15th, 2007 at 9:24 am
From: Wilson, NC
By: pm


Avg. Rating:4.7
It was my first time going and I almost passed out when I went inside! It is so huge! It did not take too long for our food and the food was worth the value.
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Posted: Apr 03rd, 2007 at 9:59 pm
From: Inman, SC
By: wbe


Avg. Rating:3
This is the only restaurant my husband and I have ever eaten where the waitress didn’t put in our complete order when we placed our order. We always order a couple of appetizers and an entree, after eating our appetizers another waiter took over and informed us that he had just put in the rest of our order. I was like what why would you just now be putting it in 45 min’s later and he said "I’m just the messenger"? We finally after a very long period of time got all our food but there are way too many wonderful places in Myrtle Beach to eat so we will not be back. The food was great, but only go if you have a lot time to kill.
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Posted: Mar 25th, 2007 at 9:19 pm
From: Fairmont, CA
By: jtn


Avg. Rating:4.2
Fantastic food and service. Have been visiting the area for 22 years. This is the best casual dining restaurant in the area. It is a bit loud however.
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Posted: Jan 24th, 2007 at 8:19 pm
From: Calabash, NC
By: jds


Avg. Rating:4.5
I have on several occasion's eaten at this wonderful restaurant. Wether it be a business lunch or dinner with a girl friend or dining with my daughter, I have yet to experiance anything but a very friendly, and courtous wait staff. Experianced and attentive. My favorite place to go for a casual fine dinning experiance.
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Posted: Jan 13th, 2007 at 10:09 am
From: Ocean Isle Beach, NC
By: bf


Avg. Rating:4.8
The Boundary House is our favorite restaurant at the beach. There's something on the menu for everyone. Family favorites are the baked potato soup and their fresh fish selection. Desert menu is ok, we usually prefer to stop at Calabash Creamery instead.

Service has been great and we've never had too long a wait. Of course we don't go at peak times. Prices are ok but expect to pay more than $100 for a family of 5.

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Posted: Dec 23rd, 2006 at 9:25 am
From: North Myrtle Beach, SC
By: ca


Avg. Rating:4.8
We have been to Boundary House many times and each time our service, the food and atmosphere has been excellent. I recommend the Hurricane Chicken - Chicken breast with a creamy crab topping - oooh so good. My husband has gotten the ribs several times - very good. The house salad dressing is nothing I have tasted before (yummy) and those warm sweet butter croissants are melt in your mouth. The restaurant is in a great location in Calabash next to the St Nick store (make sure you stop by there after dinner)
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Posted: Dec 02nd, 2006 at 10:44 pm
From: BOLIVIA, NC
By: bwg


Avg. Rating:2.3
Since my first trip to this establishment it has fallen considerably from what I expected. It would seem that as far as prime rib goes, no matter how you order it, it will only come one way. I had to send mine back twice and when it came the third time it was a completely different cut and still was not cooked to what I had asked for. The noise level was so loud I could not hear the wait person even though she was standing right next to me. I doubt that I will ever go back. It just wasn't worth it.
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Posted: Oct 31st, 2006 at 7:32 pm
From: brooklyn, NY
By: el


Avg. Rating:4.5
We were visiting a friend who lives in Supply, NC and had the good fortune of having lunch at your restaurant on 10/25. I enjoyed the pesto salmon and the potato soup. My friends ordered the salmon salad and combination seafood platter. The service was great and the food-likewise. Thank you so much. How do I go about giving a gift certificate to my friend to dine there again.
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Posted: Sep 20th, 2006 at 4:27 pm
From: Little River, SC
By: hds


Avg. Rating:3.2
Not bad, but not up to the level of Carolina Roadhouse, the restaurant they are trying to imitate. The ribs are excellent, close to the best on the beach, but the service usually dosn't measure up.
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Posted: Sep 14th, 2006 at 3:36 pm
From: Fredericksburg, VA
By: h.b.


Avg. Rating:3.5
We dined on july 21,2006 and were told the wait was 1 hour. After a hour we were told there were 2 large parties ahead of us. We then saw at least 10 larger parties being seated so we criied foul and were seated right away. After this problem we had the very best waiter and the best of food. The prime rib was excellant and the seafood eccelled. Sure hope a new hostess is in place before we return in november.
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Posted: Sep 06th, 2006 at 8:31 pm
From: Wilmington, NC
By: wel


Avg. Rating:3.3
Having heard good reviews on The Boundary House, my wife, two of our friends, and myself went for dinner. The food we all received was excellent. The waiter was obviously new at serving and repeatedly got our orders confused not only amongst our table, but with another table also. He also was gone for extended periods without refilling water glasses or checking to see if we needed anything else. Because of the quality of the food, we will probably try it again this fall.
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Posted: Aug 15th, 2006 at 3:10 pm
From: Eden, NC
By: agh


Avg. Rating:4.2
We dined at The Boundary House twice while on vacation. Our group consisted of six people. I thought this restaurant was a nice change from all of the seafood places in Calabash. We arrived for dinner at 9pm both nights. Once on a Monday evening, the next on a Friday. We had to wait 15 minutes for our table on Friday. When I entered the restaurant I thought to myself how beautiful it was. It has wood floors, ceilings, and walls. Simple yet attractive.

Our server both nights was a lovely young woman by the name of Ying. She was very attentive and quick to return.

We each ordered something different and I believe we sampled each other's dishes.

The salmon wontons and calamari were my favorite appetizers. I had a caesar salad while others had the house salad. Both were great. I ordered the filet the first night and the pesto salmon the next night. Both were delicious. I tasted my friends' beef ribs and they were good too! The croissants were melt-in-your-mouth good. We shared two bottles of Kendall-Jackson.

Everyone in my group enjoyed it enough to eat there twice while on vacation. I have recommended it to several people that vacation at Sunset Beach. Overall I had a great experience. I will return here each year on my vacation!

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Posted: Aug 12th, 2006 at 4:45 pm
From: Nashville, TN
By: sla


Avg. Rating:3.8
We recently visited The Boundary House twice during the week of June 24. Both times the food was excellent; however, the first time we ate there we had most interesting (i.e. very disgusting) service. At the end of each course, our waitress scraped all of the leftovers onto one plate before clearing the table. We tried, indirectly, to tell her that her actions were unpleasant for us, but she just didn't seem to get it! After we said "ick", she said "if you want me to clear all of your plates at the same time, this is the only way I can do it". We thought maybe this was the restaurant procedure, but our waitress during our second visit was much more well trained--she cleared each plate without scraping our leftover food onto one plate. Although our first waitress was not the greatest, the food was excellent and we are glad we gave The Boundary House a second try. We will eat there again.
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Posted: Jul 23rd, 2006 at 11:52 am
From: little river, SC
By: dk


Avg. Rating:2.8
The food was very good but the service and waiting time made it a most unpleasant dining experiance. This was the most disorganized wait staff I have ever experienced. Silverware seemed to be in short supply as we were not the only table I saw who had a salad to arrive with no silverware and a waiter who vanished into thin air for long periods of time but if you watched you could see them on the far side of the restaurant chatting it up with fellow wait staff. You were out of luck if you needed a drink refilled. I might try a call ahead take out order in the future but won't waste an entire evening to eat there again. The place is very pretty for such a disapointment in dining .
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Posted: Jul 10th, 2006 at 4:11 pm
From: Hamilton, NJ
By: cp


Avg. Rating:4.2
Just visited here 2 times in one week. We arrived at 4:45pm both times, we had a coupon for a free appetizer for before 5pm!! Restaurant was empty at 4:45 but by the time we left at 6pm , it was packed!!! Great food, big portions and very nice inside! I would definetly recommend at least visiting here at least one time on your trip!!!!
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Posted: Jun 09th, 2006 at 5:16 pm
From: North Myrtle Beach, SC
By: ap


Avg. Rating:4
I have eaten two times at the Boundary House. The first time I had excellent service, the second time not so great. The food has been great both times. The first time we ate there, the wait was 1 hr 10 minutes on a Friday night, but we went to Callahan's which made the wait feel like 5 minutes. The second time, we got seated right away. The only thing I would have to complain about is the noise level. It is very loud in there between conversation and the music they are playing. I am a Concierge at a local hotel and I send a lot guests to the Boundary House and get great reviews!
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Posted: Jun 07th, 2006 at 4:39 pm
From: Little River, SC
By: srs


Avg. Rating:4.8
The Boundary House is probably one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at! We go there all of the time, and I have always ordered the same thing- potatoe soup with cheese and bacon. It is DELICIOUS! I have ordered the caesar sald, but it was not my favorite. The dressing was too watery. Their house salad is also AMAZING, and their rolls are some of the best! I always recommend this restaurant!
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Posted: May 31st, 2006 at 1:26 pm
From: Carolina Shores, NC
By: rs


Avg. Rating:4
It's the best place in Calabash. It's more expensive as well, but you get what you pay for.
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Posted: May 29th, 2006 at 6:34 am
From: Tipp City, OH
By: ko


Avg. Rating:4.7
We thought the food and service here was excellant. The salad with bacon and egg and a roll was very good. Shrimp was fresh and lightly breaded, which is how we like it. Highly recommend.
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Posted: Apr 29th, 2006 at 9:05 am
From: Petersburg, WV
By: gf


Avg. Rating:3.5
Carbon copy of Carolina Roadhouse, right down to most of the menu items. Same salad and croissant, same layout. Not sure how they get away with it, but nevertheless, if you like the Carolina Roadhouse, you'll like Boundary House.
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Posted: Apr 23rd, 2006 at 8:37 pm
From: North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
By: scm


Avg. Rating:3
We are locals and decided to try the new Boundary house. Food and service was ok. When we got the bill my husband was charged for a refill on his hot tea. Another $1.75 . When we questioned the young lady who was the manager on duty, she informed us that was owner's policy. She told my that was a common practice around the area. I beg to differ. I was born and raised her and we eat out about 4 times a week at many different restaurants and have NEVER been charged for a refill of any kind of tea. We think the waiter should have informed of the additional charge or it should be printed on the menu. She would not remove the charge and we will never go there again. Shame on them !!!!!!
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Posted: Apr 23rd, 2006 at 11:59 am
From: toms river , NJ
By: em


Avg. Rating:2.7
We visited over the Christmas holiday 2005 and while the food was good, the noise level was just too high for enjoyment. Service was a little slow but the noise level put a damper on the night the place is beautiful but all the wood and the tile floor and lack of anything to soak up the sound is a problem.
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Posted: Feb 12th, 2006 at 6:45 pm
From: Boston, MA
By: ec


Avg. Rating:4.2
It was our first time eating at this restaurant. My husband & I had Ribs with french fries, also chicken with pasta. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. We will be returning to eat there a few of more times before we head back to Massachusetts. Keep up the good work.
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Posted: Feb 07th, 2006 at 9:12 pm
From: OIB, NC
By: wk


Avg. Rating:2.2
There were four of us that went to dinner on 2/4 with reservations at 7:30 pm. We were seated in a reasonable amount of time. It took almost 45 mins. to get our drinks and an appetizer. In an hour and 15 mins we had our salads and I canceled the second round of drinks. The salads when they came were good. I ordered prime rib rare and it came out like a plank. The other three meals were a chicken dish and two seafood entrees that were described as medicore by the eaters. After a discussion with the waitress and the manager about the prime rib he offered to sub a filet rare. It came semi-rare but I was tired of waiting and ate it. This place has a lot of growing up to do before it will be a great place to eat. We all(4) live in Ocean Isle and will not be back for a long, long time.
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Posted: Feb 02nd, 2006 at 7:16 pm
From: Shallotte, NC
By: kmm


Avg. Rating:4.7
Great change for the Calabash area. Fantastic entrees and atmoshere with excellent service from the greeting, to the bar, and through dinner. The only complaint is the wine list is lacking for the high level of food and service but I am sure it will come around. Kudos to owner(s), management, and staff.
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Posted: Feb 02nd, 2006 at 11:59 am
From: Bolivia, NC
By: wwg


Avg. Rating:4.2
Since first impressions are usually lasting impressions, I would say The Boundary House is an excellent choice if you are looking for something other than the traditional "Calabash" seafood fare. I had the prime rib and it was a nice size portion and cooked to near perfection for my taste. The salad was outstanding. Dessert was dessert. We went early so seating was not a problem. The restaurant was immaculate as you would expect from a new establishment. The staff was very courteous and conscientious. Dinner here will probably cost you more than at other area restaurants but if you are tired of seafood, it is a great change of pace.
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