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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-8503
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Ranked #11 of 26 restaurants in Chapin
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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36 reviews from our community

44% Recommend
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English first
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

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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Irmo, South Carolina
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I go to Rusty Anchor and the Quarterdeck often and I am always pleased. The servers are attentive and always smiling. Plus, The food is very good and the lakeside atmosphere can't be beat! Love it!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The service is always lacking. Just not enough knowledgeable servers. Great burgers and Fried shrimp with good portions My son loves the Wrap at the quarterdeck! But you cannot get healthy otherwise at the quarterdeck. The Rusty Anchor is clean and has good atmosphere. The wine selection is good. The food is inconsistent. have never seen scallops sliced quarter inch... More

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RustyAnchorSC, Manager at Rusty Anchor Restaurant, responded to this review

Jim, we appreciate your input. We're working hard to improve our response times and provide better training for our staff, especially during high-volume hours. We will continue to work diligently to ensure a pleasant and enjoyable time for all our patrons. Thank you very much. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I've been coming to the Rusty Anchor for years and I my experience today was the best ever! Service was good, my salad was amazing and the view of the lake was breath taking! There are various bands that play there too so, I am going to make it a point to bring my husband for date night!!!

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Chapin, South Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great restaurant with friendly staff. Killer Rueben at the Quarterdeck and amazing seafood pasta in the restaurant. My husband and I are never disappointed. Definitely a must to stop in while at Lake Murray!

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Lexington, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We sat for an hour and listened to a great live band and only spent $8 bucks. This was because we never got any service (we went to the bar and got our own beer). Not only did we get to watch the band but also go to watch two or three different servers walk past us repeatidly and even... More

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RustyAnchorSC, Manager at Rusty Anchor Restaurant, responded to this review

My name is Jon Crowder and I am the new manager of the Quarterdeck. I want to apologize for the absolute lack of attention and hospitality you experienced during your visit with us. I can assure you that these issues are being addressed. If you decide to visit us again, please introduce yourself and I will be glad to speak... More

Columbia, South Carolina
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Great atmosphere, awful service, awful management, food was fair and very very expensive, will not return. I had to tell the hostess to clean the tables so we could sit down. No bartender at the restaurant bar, she was toting food out, crazy this place could be a gold mine.

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RustyAnchorSC, Manager at Rusty Anchor Restaurant, responded to this review

CW, we are truly sorry that you experience a decline in service from your previous review. We are working hard to improve the quality of service to all our patrons and can promise you that all criticisms, comments and concerns are taken very seriously. We hope that you will give us another chance in the future. More

south carolina
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife & I returned & sat outside in a very nice atmosphere. We had good she crab soup & I had crab stuffed flounder, which was good, not outstanding. My wife had she crab soup with a salad wedge & she said it was good. The wine, Wild Pony Chardonnay was excellent. The service was very good. The major... More

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RustyAnchorSC, Manager at Rusty Anchor Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry that your experience was less that favorable. We are monitoring volume levels on the Quarterdeck and strive to make sure all of our visitors are comfortable. On your next visit, please let us know if the levels are too loud and we'll do our best to accommodate you. More

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