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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-8503
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Ranked #12 of 27 Restaurants in Chapin
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ballentine, South Carolina, United States
1 review
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
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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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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Additional Information about Rusty Anchor Restaurant

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

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