BOODAD’S is like no other place you’ve been. It’s your own beach smack dab in the middle of the main land. And we live up to our tagline. The American cuisine with a Cajun influence served here makes my mouth water just thinkin’ ‘bout it. Oh, and a whole bunch of our guests have been known to make a loud ruckus now and then. Come stop by our full-service bar and see what everyone’s a hollerin’ ’bout. We’ve expanded the beach house to make room for everyone year-round and added mor-n-nough TV’s to satisfy an eight-eyed spider. A large upper covered deck and an even bigger deck on the beach provide plenty of outdoor seating. And of course there’s the beach. Almost 2,000 tons of sand creating a 1½-acre beach consisting of five volleyball courts and some ‘kini sunnin’ areas.
FPL Professional Review
by Kate Jonuska
Boo, meaning a loved one, and dad, meaning a father, BooDad’s Beach House Grill is named for its Cajun-raised owner, who closed the once-named Sand Pits Volleyball and Grill for a total renovation. Well, BooDad did a fantastic job. This is no dive. With its casual, beachy theme as well as the deep wooden booths and cozy pub tables, it’s got a touch of class and the aura of a resort.
The unique attraction at the restaurant has previously been its five outdoor sand volleyball courts rather than its food, but the menu is also brand new. I was afraid it was going to be bar food, a.k.a frozen, thawed and then deep-fried, and I’m so happy I was wrong.
Instead, I was served a po-boy ($8.95) in which the shrimp were blackened and nicely spiced yet moist, accompanied by the house Boo sauce. Most of the menu items are made in-house from scratch, like the thick, skin-on, hand-cut French fries, which were absolutely excellent – and were stolen off my plate by my dining companions.
Best of all, I was served excellently. The waiters were all friendly and open, excited to talk about the restaurant’s transformation and its new menu. It may have a silly name, but it seems like now is the time to start taking this volleyball restaurant seriously.