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2924 W Gulf To Lake Hwy, Lecanto, FL 34461-9206
352-746-6691
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5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
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Citrus Springs, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

First time here. You bring your own beer/wine here. Queen prime rib was excellent, pricey at $30, but brought enough home for another meal. The Frutti de Mare was very good. I don't like calamari so they left that our and put in extra shrimp, scallops etc. Also enough left for another meal. Only thing I ? is the $2... More 

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Ocala, Florida, United States
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479 reviews 479 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Took friends out to the "Duck" for dinner. Disappointed in that our reservations were "Lost?" It appeared that someone had "whited out" the first block of seating for the evening, since I had made the reservations with the Boss, I don't think she would have done it. Regardless, she was kind enough to squeeze us in. Service was good, the... More 

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Homosassa, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife Sandy & I took our good friend Lynda Johnson to the Rusty Duck to celebrate an early birthday since she will be in NH & to wish her bon voyage for her trip north. Well..., we were three happy eaters. Sandy got the rack of lamb with rice (eight ribs cooked perfectly), Lynda got the back scallops that... More 

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Bolton
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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