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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 24
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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
Go for the view, music and island atmosphere, not the food

I visit the Rusty Rudder several times each summer just to soak up the island atmosphere, enjoy the view of the bay, and to listen to the Island Boys, who perform every day during the summer months. The food is just okay, but they serve a variety of fancy drinks (think pina colada) and beers that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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silver spring, md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I visit the Rusty Rudder several times each summer just to soak up the island atmosphere, enjoy the view of the bay, and to listen to the Island Boys, who perform every day during the summer months. The food is just okay, but they serve a variety of fancy drinks (think pina colada) and beers that are cold and enjoyable.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We eat here every year while visiting Rehoboth Beach. Some years we love it and some years we are disappointed. This year was a good one. We think they raised their prices quite a bit. The Sunday evening buffet was $35. Seafood was plentiful, but ribs, ham, chicken and prime rib were also available. The outside entertainment featured the Island... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for lunch. Great service and quick delivery of our sandwiches/burgers. Food was fresh and reasonable. Not sure how the rest of the menu was but we really enjoyed our meal.m

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful spot in Dewey, minutes from Rehobeth. Sat at the outdoor patio looking out over the water. My wife loved it. Decent food, good drink offerings and a casual place with a great setting!

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

took my nephew to the Rusty Rudder Buffet on a Sunday night. Have not been there in several years, so was surprised to find the parking is a bit confusing...you actually pull up in front of the restaurant, pay $10 and get a voucher for $10 off your food. There are no signs to direct you how to get in... More 

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Hempstead, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We (friends) had lunch on the deck outside, overlooking the bay and pier. Prices were reasonable, food was very good, and the atmosphere is what everyone wants... On a nice day you can't beat good food, drink, outside with a view. DON'T wear white gloves; do wear sunscreen, visor, and sunglasses. It's fun! At night, skip the food, triple the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

had the greek salad and steamed shrimp app with beer and hubby had the fried clams. couldn't have had a better view of the bay. The shrimp were peel & eat and sprinkled with a lil bay seasoning. clams strips were fried in a flavorful batter that was irresistible. i ate most of his clams. we like simple, fresh, quality... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went twice for lunch. The first time the hostesses were completely clueless. We ended up picking our own table. They were indifferent to our requests and sorta wandered aimlessly. The sandwichs were pretty avergae. Our friend enjoyed the rockfish. Is spite of that we tried it again. Again, incompetent hostesses. But our server, Greg, was awesome. Again, the food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First off our meal portions were gigantic. My mom ordered a 1/2 BBQ chicken and it was literally the biggest chicken portion we have ever seen! My chicken and ribs combo did not disappoint either. Food was great and reasonably priced. If you go, sit outside. There is a nice view of the bay and music. The inside reminded me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My daughters had a late night craving for some wings. I called and asked if they had any Old Bay wings. The hostess was nice and said she had never heard of them but they sounded good. 10 minutes later I was picking up my Old Bay wings! That's service!

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Additional Information about Rusty Rudder

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

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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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