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Rusty Rudder

113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
302 227 3888
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Ranked #22 of 37 Restaurants in Dewey Beach
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Newark, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a late lunch and ordered 2 appetizers. The edamame is served cold (it says so on the menu). Why bother when they are much tastier when hot. Worst were the loaded potato skins - large pieces of potato (not skins) smothered in barely cooked bacon and flopped with melted cheese. Portions are large, and the beer... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Absolutely dreadful. Buffet food quality is sub par, at best. Clams are the size of a nickel, shrimp is over-cooked, Mahi is tough. Prices are ridiculous - $6.50 for a 12 oz Corona? Really??? Staff is oblivious and act as though it's a chore to wait on you. Will never be back. There are plenty of other restaurants in the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We opted not to get the seafood and meat and dessert buffet for $35, instead I got sea scallops tempura and husband chose Caesar salad with shrimp. Both were pretty good, nothing extraordinary. My side of creamed spinach was too salty, could not finish. We sat inside as it was very muggy night but looks like fun to sit out... More

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My friend got the buffet and said everything tasted great. The selection of items was amazing. I wasn't that hungry, so ordered the steamed shrimp. They were terrible. Very watery, mushy and totally inedible. However, the crab soup was delicious.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We met some friends for lunch and sat right at the edge of the deck, any closer and we would have been in the bay which was nice. The food was very good everyone enjoyed what they got and prices were resonable for the area. We would definitely stop for lunch again.

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salzburg
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You do not go there because of the food (which is OK, but nothing exceptional) - you go there because of a wonderful setting on the water, especiall in the evening and because of the Jamaican live music - very relaxing; a great group of 5.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have eaten here many times. We really like the buffet. My wife enjoys the crab legs and shrimp. I try to eat them out of clams but never have. Not cheap but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visiting family at Dewey and this is a favorite for great sunsets, music, drinks and food! Had Crab Imperial sandwich which was very good as is regular crab.

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Bloomsburg
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185 reviews 185 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went to the Rudder twice during our latest week at Fenwick Island and Dewey. I like the outdoor deck and the atmosphere at the Rudder. Decent place to view sunset while drinking a cocktail, and they have music most nights of the week during "full season" in the Summer. They also have drink specials ($4.00 drinks "all night long"... More

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Syracuse
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went on a recommendation but found that you could have the same seafood buffet at a chinese restaurant at 1/2 the price.

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