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Rusty Duck Restaurant

2924 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461-9206
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Lecanto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Edmonton, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was indeed better looking on the inside than the outside. I went with a group for lunch. The service was very slow but I expected better food. I had the special, which was a chicken Marsala with the veggie of the day, which was steamed spinach. After one bite of the spinach, I had to send it back... More 

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Wheaton, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I don't know where to start. Very loud. Very poor service. Two hours to get our food. Waitress didn't know anything about the menu or specials. Even after I asked a question I was told "I don't know". They ran out of toilet paper in the men's and women's restroom. They ran out of napkins. They asked if they could... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is prepared to order every time, gernerally taking about one hour from the time the order is placed in the kitchen until delivered to the table, so be prepared for a very leisurely 2 hours at one of the two seatings (5/5:30 and 7/7:30). When your meal gets to the table it really is excellent and worth the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

New to area. This restaurant had been highly recommended from new friends. Had guests visiting went on Saturday night 1/3/15, had 7:30 reservations, arrived at 7:15 and seated immediately. Waitress seemed to not have expertise to manage her tables and did not get to us for 30 minutes. Finally placed order and then waited and waited. Main course finally arrived... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If you didn't know anything about this little place, you would probably drive right passed it, the outside leaves a lot to be desired. However, the inside is very pretty. Reservations are a must as its a small venue and books quickly. We had a delightful dinner, very generous portions, our server did seem a bit overwhelmed as he had... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you want to eat good food, by all means frequent this popular restaurant. However, if your preference is dining, don't bother. Our latest visit was for my birthday...thought we'd give it another try after a number of years avoiding the place. Unfortunately, we were let down again. We arrived promptly at our reserved time of 5:30pm. Only to be... More 

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Weeki Wachee, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I went to the Rusty Duck with friends who had never been there before. I have eaten dinner there more than once and it was good. So, I was excited to take my friends there. The service was awful, the food was not good and the atmosphere was poor. First, our waitress didn't have a clue. Any question we asked... More 

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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were looking for a "nice" restaurant in the area since we are fairly new to Florida. Some elderly neighbors recommended it, although they hadn't been there in a few years. The outside is an overgrown mess, the building looks abandoned except for the new sign. Inside is small, you must reserve a table in advance and they have "seating"... More 

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The Villages, Florida, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Probably the worst dining experience in my life. Made a reservation 4 days in advance and ordered prime rib for one (required ordered in advance). Upon arriving in the restaurant we were seated next to a loud and profane group that made it difficult to even hear speaking in a normal voice. The occasion was our first anniversary, and we... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The rest of the positive reviews have stated the case so well. If you haven't tried this establishment, you must. I passed by this place for years as do most people who could not possibly know what auspicious cuisine lies behind the a most simple and unembellished exterior.

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Additional Information about Rusty Duck Restaurant

Address: 2924 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461-9206
Phone Number: 352-746-6691
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lecanto
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Italian, Continental

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