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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
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 22, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have visited this place several times over the past 10 years, skipping years between visits. The seafood buffet has ok days and bad days. It is never worth $35.99 per adult. It may be a little better on early weekdays than on the weekend. I found the food to be tasteless and the variety was nonexistent. Apparently, the food... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a great view of the bay. The decor was nice and our server was great. I had the $35.95 seafood buffet and had the crab cakes which were ok, shrimp tasted like ground up batter, roast beef was ok, fried chicken was very good. I got half a crab, and finished half of it. The sushi looked... More

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Newark, DE
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We took a party of 6 here. We all loved the buffet. Get here before 5:30 and it's $3 off each member of your party. Our waitress was fantastic and the food was really good. The crab legs were awesome and good sized. The kids loved the desserts and all of the toppings for the create your own sundaes. We'll... More

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Mestre, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I was there during the World Cup and simply wanted to enjoy the game at the bar drinking a beer. Silly me. The bartender (when done having a shot with some customer) denied to serve me because I did not have an US government issued ID! Being not American I told her that I don't have any, and that I've... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The only reason this gets any credit, is the view. The hostess was nice, but it seemed like a long wait for there being plenty of open empty seating when we first arrived. Service was VERY slow. We waited nearly 10 minutes for the table (no one else waiting at the time, and there were plenty of open tables)... and... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The view of the bay is beautiful. They had a large selection of Seafood, Fried Chicken and Carving Meat. A salad bar & option to create your own pasta. They had a few different kinds of potatoes and vegetables along with an ice cream bar. I would go back and order from the menu. The buffet food was average for... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I've been to this restaurant three times and they succeeded in disappointing all three times. the food is mediocre to poor. the service is bad. this last time they would not serve us dinner because it was too close to 9pm when they turn into a sad excuse of a night club so we ordered drinks. they then proceeded to... More

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had a big group in town and went here for dinner the first night since it was walkable from the condo. Standard "land and sea" buffet ($36). Also had menu options. Half the group did the buffet and half ordered of the menu. No major complaints. Middle of the road.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stopped for lunch on Memorial Day. It was pretty slow so we got a nice outdoor seat in the shade and a nice view of the water and boats. Our waitress took our drink orders and they came pretty fast.....the pina colada was pretty darned good for a hot day!! The grouper sandwich was a disaster.....greasy, mushy......just plain yucky.... More

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Arlington, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Food: We had a big group buffet dinner. Some of the seafood items were too salty and some were dry, but some like the crab legs were OK. Poor selection of sushi rolls. They are basically all the same. The non-seafood items were better. Which was a disappointment since this was supposed to be a seafood buffet. The desserts were... More

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