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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 32
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  • 20
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The View is spectacular the food not so much

The much bragged about seafood buffet is just OK. Should be much better for the price. The prime rib was good and also some of the seafood dinners were OK. The service on the deck is poor. The wait staff does not seem to care about the customers however the Island Boys calypso band who play... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Barbara762014
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The much bragged about seafood buffet is just OK. Should be much better for the price. The prime rib was good and also some of the seafood dinners were OK. The service on the deck is poor. The wait staff does not seem to care about the customers however the Island Boys calypso band who play summer afternoons is a... More 

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Bear, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Our hostess proudly informed us that the Rusty Rudder had been recently remodeled. We don't know what it was like previously, but the stainless steel tables had us feeling like we were eating in a cafeteria. We bypassed the buffet which seemed over-priced for what was offered and ordered from the menu. The blackened mahi mahi sandwich was good but... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The setting on a Sunday afternoon in May looked ideal - outside overlooking the bay. However, the service was terrible and the food was poor. When we eventually hailed down a waitress who paid us any attention we ordered what appeared to be two excellent dishes - salad and a blue cheese burger. The salad was adequate, but the burger... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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

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
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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
85 helpful votes 85 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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