We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


$$ - $$$
American, Bar
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
280 E Canal St, Peru, IN 46970-2426
+1 765-472-3550
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 27: English reviews
mackinac island
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Boondocks is very fun. Very nice mini gulf corse. Food was delicious. I enjoy the spinach salad with fresh blue berries & yummy hamburgers. Fun local music while we were there. Great gift store with wide selection of interesting gift items.

Thank noelskiba
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Food & atmosphere were great but they are now closed. We loved the Tuesday night Jazz band that has now switched to Smitty McMusselman's just up the street & across the bridge.

Thank Sara M
Rochester, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was a pleasant surprise. There was a band that was really enjoyable. We didn't eat, but the menu looked good. We sat at the bar and service was very slow. Mostly had to flag someone down to get service.

Thank leelisas
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
726 reviews
500 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We wanted to try this place because the menu looked great and drove 15 mines to do....but on this Tuesday night there was a live band in the small interior, and reservations were needed. Too bad.....some Cajun food, fried chicken, specialty burgers.....wish we could have tried it.

Thank Gatorgolfer
Level Contributor
25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

The food was great. The service a little slow but did not matter we enjoyed a beer and then when the food came we had a great meal we will be going back

Thank Keith H
Peru, Indiana
Level Contributor
586 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

Brought family for a casual lunch, and once again were very pleased. The burgers and tilapia dinners were enjoyed by all. The tanglers were once again a real hit. A consistent solid option for a great dining experience in the area.

Thank RICART75
Peru, Indiana
Level Contributor
586 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We eat here 1 to 2 times a month, and have never been disappointed. Great food and friendly servers. Well made burgers, but also a great tilapia sandwich. Definitely don't miss the onion rings, either by themselves or on a burger. Even if you're not a "bar" person, just consider this a great local restaurant.

Thank RICART75
Lincoln, Nebraska
Level Contributor
17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Casual place. Food was very reasonable priced. Tasted good. Friendly service. I would eat here again.

Thank Diannainlincoln
Fairmount, Indiana
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Very surprising how fresh the gator was. The building is a bit of a dive but look past that because the food is great and large servings. Ask about the specials they are amazing

Thank aestep
Kihei, Hawaii
Level Contributor
58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We ordered shrimp jambalaya, a flatbread pizza and a Cajun burger and beers of course. The food was great and the waitress was attentive. The décor is Cajun/Mardi Gras, and there appears to be a stage in the corner for live music (weekends?). Give it a whirl if you're passing through Peru.

Thank M H

Been to Boondocks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 E Canal St, Peru, IN 46970-2426
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 765-472-3550

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Boondocks and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Boondocks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?