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Rusty Duck Restaurant

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2924 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461-9206
352-746-6691
Sunday
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Longgggggggggggggg wait for food.

We have been to Rusty Duck more than once and have always been happy with service, food, & service. For my husbands 80th birthday our five children flew down from Pa to celebrate with him. We made reservations two weeks ahead pre ordered appetizers and prime rib. We were there at 5:00 and knew that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Joyce W
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Montoursville, Pennsylvania, United States
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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Bolton
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

4 golfers from Connecticut visited for dinner on Friday 03/28/15. We had been here 2 years before. This years dinners were also excellent, 2 of us had NY strips, and 2 had frutti de mare (lots of seafood/shellfish in butter/garlic sauce over pasta)!!!!!!!! The 12 oz NY strips were huge, more like 16+ ounces. Good soup, very good salads (pink... More 

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We have been to Rusty Duck more than once and have always been happy with service, food, & service. For my husbands 80th birthday our five children flew down from Pa to celebrate with him. We made reservations two weeks ahead pre ordered appetizers and prime rib. We were there at 5:00 and knew that we had to be done... More 

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Hastings, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The outside looks very unappealing. Inside is another story. It's very quaint and fairly small. You do need reservations. The menu is very large and the food is outstanding. We visit friends in Beverly Hills, FL. every year and we ALWAYS go there while we are here. Sometimes the wait for your meal is a while but it's well worth... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It is quaint, don't let the exterior of this restaurant fool you!! Large menu, any type of food, vegetarian, gluten free, the best prime rib ever, so good and popular that you have to pre-order it! I have been there for both lunch and dinner! Reservations needed!

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Hernando, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I will start by saying Bo is the highlight of our evening at the over rated Rusty Duck . I blame myself for not reading the reviews prior to our vist. The wait time was ridiculous the noise level insane the interior not bad considering the exterior condition of the restaurant. The food was ok. The Prime Rib tender but... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was not our first time to the Rusty Duck, nor our second we have been going there for several years. Some in our party have been going since it opened. Our party of 11 had reservations for the 5 p.m. seating. (this is our usual number and we are not strangers there) Tonight, it was just a fiasco. First,... More 

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Crystal River, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've lived in the area for many years, as well as my guests, and we've heard mixed but mostly positive reviews. The entrees are cooked to order by the owner herself so expect a wait. More on this later. The outside looks run down and not well maintained and this inside looks like a diner. It's a quaint, casual restaurant... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was our first visit to the Rusty Duck. It looks like a dump from outside with all the overgrown vines and shrubs. The inside is bigger than it looks, kind of plain with a few decorations. It only seats about 35 and reservations are necessary. Seatings are 5 & 5:30 and 7 & 7:30. Noise level was somewhat high,... More 

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Inverness, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Rarely does the cost of a meal exceed the cost of our drinks, but only at the Rusty Duck! It is b.y.o.b. A small place that doesn't look like much from the outside, but what a treat inside. all meals are cooked to order and the variety is outstanding. Reservations are required and the meal is never rushed. It is... More 

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Beverly Hills, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I had heard many good things about the Rusty Duck from other patrons, so I tried it out one evening - you definitely need to make reservations! - and it really was fantastic. The food is truly excellent. The choices are nice and varied, so you could find something you want to try. They do not serve alcohol, but you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2924 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461-9206
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Lecanto
  • Phone Number: 352-746-6691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Continental
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

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