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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

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1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-8503
803-749-1555
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Oh my gosh!! Love the Wasabi Fried Tuna!!!

My whole family had such a great time!! The manager helped add a table, to ours, for my grandmother!! I cannot wait to go back and eat more Wasabi Fried Tuna!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Morgan K
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Chapin, South Carolina
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Chapin, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My whole family had such a great time!! The manager helped add a table, to ours, for my grandmother!! I cannot wait to go back and eat more Wasabi Fried Tuna!!

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Ballentine, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife and I really enjoy the Sunday brunch. The food is great, the atmosphere is great, the service is great, and the Bloody Mary's are great.

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Lake Murray,SC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great weekend bands on the waterfront. Bar and food on waterfront deck. Fine dining inside restaurant. All good and lots of fun!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have been going to the Rusty Anchor for many years, and have endured the different managers and attempts at different menus. The current version is probably the weakest. The food is at best average but is sold at premium prices. There are times that the bands playing next door at the Quarter Deck obviously confuse volume with quality, making... More 

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San Ramon, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Because we live on the lake now we can come here by boat. Our dinner was really excellent. The whole crispy flounder was perfectly done, moist, tender and a large portion. However, I prefer the apricot-soy sauce on the side. The wedge salad had huge pieces of house smoked bacon and really generous blue cheese. My wife had a fried... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband was in the mood on Sunday morning for bagel and lox. Took a drive to this place. I ordered a Mimosa, my husband wanted some tomato juice or V8. Sorry we only have Bloody Mary mix the waiter said so he got one.Champagne in the Mimosa was so slight you could not taste anything but OJ. I ordered... More 

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Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We tried the Rusty Anchor on 3 different occasions - looking forward to an enjoyable outdoor experience and were disappointed each time. The first night we ate at the Rusty Anchor, snagging a table on the deck. The service was inexperienced, pleasant but it was evident he had no training which made him and us uncomfortable. There is no excuse... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The outside dining area is quite pleasing, as long as it is not too crowded. The food is very average for a lakeside joint, but you're not there for 5 star dining! The music was good and the service was good. We'll go back in the future.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The rusty Anchor restaurant on Lake Murray near Columbia, South Carolina, has been a great destination for boatloads of sailors, friends and family. It's actually two restaurants in one: the main dining room (with outside seating) plus the Quarterdeck (cabana-style bar and grill setting). Both are waterside. (If you can't find a space to tie up dock side, anchor and... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love this place! The food and service is wonderful. Awesome entrainment and amenities. My family and myself attend regularly and are always pleased. Definitely worth the trip if you've never been!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-8503
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Chapin
  • Phone Number: 803-749-1555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?