April 30, 2018

JB Boondocks

1.2 min read| Published On: April 30th, 2018|

By Leigh Neely

JB Boondocks

1.2 min read| Published On: April 30th, 2018|

Photo: Fred Lopez

Food with a view

With 20 boat slips, outdoor and indoor dining, and great Southern food, it’s the place to eat!

JB Boondocks in Howey-in-the-Hills is a place where you can enjoy wonderful outdoor dining and a picturesque view of Little Lake Harris. The food was served hot and fresh.

We started our meal with one of our favorites, smoked fish dip, a mixture of mahi-mahi and wahoo served with delicious gourmet flat crackers. It had a little spicy bite to it that made it go down well. We couldn’t resist the fresh seafood. I had the Filet o’ Fish Po Boy and my husband enjoyed the seafood platter.

My sandwich had delicious white, flaky fish strips on a warm sub roll. The bread was as good as the fish—crusty on the outside and soft and warm in the middle. Add chopped lettuce and tomato with tartar sauce (I opted for the regular instead of the Creole tartar sauce), and it’s a great meal with fries.  

The seafood platter included lightly breaded white fish filet seasoned just right, a stuffed crab, huge fried shrimp along with cole slaw and corn fritters. If you’ve never had corn fritters, this is a great place to try them. They were delicious.

We finished our meal sharing a piece of Bourbon Street pecan pie that was warmed and served with fresh whipped cream. Trust me, the one piece was enough for both of us.

We were fully sated and completely relaxed after a great meal sitting on the gently rippling lakefront in beautiful Howey-in-the-Hills. By the way, JB Boondocks also has rental units and a two-story rental house on lake property.


704 S. Lakeshore Blvd., Howey-in-the-Hills // 352.324.3600

About the Author: Leigh Neely

Leigh Neely began her writing career with a weekly newspaper in the Florida panhandle, where she not only did the writing, but delivered the papers to the post office and dispensers. She has been writing ever since for a variety of newspapers and magazines from New Jersey to Leesburg. With her writing partner, Jan Powell, Leigh has published two novels as Neely Powell.

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