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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

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4331 Ravenswood Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
954-584-1637
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Crabs!!!

Unique, fresh and delicious. Golden crab I have not really had anywhere else. (It was a little oily but yummy!). It was very overpriced but was worth it if you've never been. We ate out on the "barge" which definitely was fun. Kids had a blast - just be prepared to easily spend $200 or more for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
FloridaLovesMaui
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Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Halifax, Canada
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369 reviews 369 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Each time I visit family in Fort Lauderdale I ask if we can go to the Rustic Inn for a feed of crab! I love this place. It is very laid back and they have a wonderful selection of various types of crab. I have never had anything else there so can't comment on the rest of the menu. Service... More 

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Fairhaven, MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I found this to be an experience that I'm glad I shared with friends. But, being from New England,I've definitely had better seafood and more reasonably priced. The portions are generous, and our waiter for our party of five was attentive, and engaging. No reservations are accepted, so after putting our name in, we went to the bar to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The very first time I ate here was on a business trip to Florida. I will most definitely be back! The food, the wait staff, the atmosphere...everything was an enjoyable experience!

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Oswego, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Its a little off the beaten path, but I absolutely recommend The Rustic Inn. Excellent crab & lobster, very generous portions. Great service & atmosphere.

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Florida
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Unique, fresh and delicious. Golden crab I have not really had anywhere else. (It was a little oily but yummy!). It was very overpriced but was worth it if you've never been. We ate out on the "barge" which definitely was fun. Kids had a blast - just be prepared to easily spend $200 or more for a family of... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The place is just amazing! The food is worth the price. Fresh delicious seafood. We always sit outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times and it's always very good. How many restaurants serve dolphin? This one does and for lunch you get a generous portion either grilled or blackened served with potatoes, yellow rice, vegetables and drink. While everyone around you is hammering their crabs, you can have a delicious meal without all that work! They have an... More 

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West Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We ate at the Rustic Inn last night. We had a garlic crab sampler and then two shrimp dishes. (Grilled and peel your own.) The place is crowded and noisy. That means it is popular. We liked everything but weren't overwhelmed. The waiters were helpful and professional. We would recommend it.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

There are not too many restaurants that you can watch jets land, boats go by, feed fish from your table and eat fantastic food. It would be hard to pick my favorite thing about this place, we love checking out the pictures of all the celebrities that have dined at The Rustic, we spotted a photo of Jimmy Buffet over... More 

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

YES.. It's where to go from the best crabs & yes it's touristy. Drove from boca just for lunch (3rd visit) had a $15 lunch Great deal. Great portions never finished the meal. Place should be on your bucket list if you never went. Great experience

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4331 Ravenswood Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 954-584-1637

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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