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113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
302 227 3888
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 40
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 42
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great buffet!

My whole family loves the buffet! Great crab legs and crab balls.The shrimp salad is loaded with shrimp! Yummy! Come by boat or car RR's has its own dock. Great outside bar with live bands. A fun place for anyone!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
John L
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

My whole family loves the buffet! Great crab legs and crab balls.The shrimp salad is loaded with shrimp! Yummy! Come by boat or car RR's has its own dock. Great outside bar with live bands. A fun place for anyone!

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Delaware usa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Last time was great and it will surely be best when it opens this spring. Seafood buffet are great and on the water makes it so nice!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great place if you want to relax by the water! Nothing fancy, but good food! Lucky I leave pretty close to it! Can't wait to go there again when it's summertime!

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Washington DC, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Given that we were visiting at the end of the season, our options were limited but the Rusty Rudder was next to our hotel. The buffet choices sounded appetizing however the actual selections were limited and food overcooked. At a cost of $36 per person, it was a very disappointing dining experience. Our server was attentive and I suppose given... More 

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New York City, New York
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179 reviews 179 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Spent a fun and pleasant Sunday evening at the Rusty Rudder! Listened to awesome live music while dancing on their deck! Had a great time!

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Mantua, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Skip the buffet. Expensive and really not all that fabulous. Wish I got the individual meal- peel and eat shrimp was the best thing at the buffet- my kids liked the crab legs though so I your into them maybe it's worth the price

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The buffet was not worth $36.99, the food looked as if it was a typical all you could eat buffet. Nothing really stood out that it would be worth the money. Not going back for the food.

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Typical all you can eat buffet, heavy on the carbs. The pasta bar was a pleasant surprise and my wife liked the crab legs. Price is a bit steep for what you get.

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Summit, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for dinner. We ordered edamame for a starter, I had the turkey club with avocado, my husband had the crab cake sandwich, my two daughters ordered off the kid's menu. We all enjoyed our dinner, except my husband wasn't a fan of his crab cake sandwich. The edamame was a huge portion. We ate on the deck... More 

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Bound Brook, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We only shared an appetizer as it was later in the afternoon and we didn't want to ruin our dinner appetites. Our server was very friendly and we had a nice chat. The beach music was fun and made you feel like you were at the beach. Sunsets from the area were beautiful, once it stopped raining!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: 302 227 3888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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