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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

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1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036
+1 803-749-1555
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best on the Lake

We called ahead and had boat parking for our boat. Assistance parking and getting off boat. There was a band playing on the deck. Due to the temperature, we chose to eat on the deck of the restaurant. We thought it was going to be okay...could hear music and see the water. Unfortunately they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
wbooth2823
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Chapin, South Carolina
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La Plata, Maryland, United States
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We heard about this restaurant when we first arrived and decided it would be where we celebrated our vacation at the end of our week. EVERYTHING was perfect. Fried green tomato appetizer, mozzarella app., she-crab soup YUM! Seared Ahi-tuna incredible! Save room for their key lime pie (trust On this one) DON'T MISS IT! John the waiter couldn't have been... More 

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Chapin, South Carolina
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We called ahead and had boat parking for our boat. Assistance parking and getting off boat. There was a band playing on the deck. Due to the temperature, we chose to eat on the deck of the restaurant. We thought it was going to be okay...could hear music and see the water. Unfortunately they do not have bamboo shades to... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Been out on the lake, pulled up at dock, went in for some appeitizers and a cold beer. Food was good, beer was cold. nice view of the lake, good music, usually live music. Great place to go

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Don't know why I haven't been here but regret not going sooner! Excellent choice for fine food in Columbia but add the lake view and great service and it's a winner all around! Had the crispy flounder and it was fantastic! The wasabi tuna was a big hit at our table as well as salmon and nobody left hungry or... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 469 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

After an afternoon of lake fun our boat was hungry. drove the boat to dock and went to eat. Saturday crowd was busy, but not a long wait-only 10 minutes. live band was good. the service we had was excellent. It was quickly served and was tasty. the fish n chips was very good. kids enjoyed their kids meals. everyone... More 

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Irmo, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a large group on a Friday evening and the Rusty Anchor was accommodating and attentive. The GM checked on us several times and our servers were great. The food was great as well. Some of our group ate at Quarterdeck and some went inside Rusty Anchor. Even those with discriminating tastes said how good the food was! Dining... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I very much enjoyed my eggs benedict over looking the water. Great ambiance. Good food but served luke warm. Restaurant would have gotten a 5 star if they had more servers to handle the crowd. That would be managements fault as I only saw 5 servers for the whole entire crowded restaurant. Maybe someday they will break down and add... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Fair food, nice ambiance, very slow service. I've been there several times. It is at a Marina, so we have taken our boat there and docked to dine.

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Chapin, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

A boater's bar with a restaurant. The boating crowd is loud and rowdy. The restaurant is not focused on service or food. The bar scene is the focus. Come to party not to dine.

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columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went for Sunday Brunch last week. They open at 11:00, we got there about 11:30 and we were fortunate to get the last open outside table. Nobody was sitting inside at that time. By the time we left the inside was about half full. It was a beautiful Sunday morning and it was nice watching everyone get their boats from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Chapin
  • Phone Number: +1 803-749-1555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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