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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: Reservations
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 16
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Good food, good music -

The service is where "rusty" comes in. Went on a Saturday evening with a group of friends. The live band outside was very good. (Better than the nearby Liberty Tap). The food was actually quite decent, but the kitchen and wait staff are either new or in need of better management. Time management... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
48Buddy
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San Diego, CA
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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San Diego, CA
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The service is where "rusty" comes in. Went on a Saturday evening with a group of friends. The live band outside was very good. (Better than the nearby Liberty Tap). The food was actually quite decent, but the kitchen and wait staff are either new or in need of better management. Time management was an issue with food service and... More 

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Albany, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

While attending a graduation at nearby Fort Jackson, we were looking for a local, non chain restaurant for family to gather. Though it was a bit of a drive we found the Rusty Anchor well worth it for an enjoyable evening! The food was spectacular and service was very professional and efficient! Will definitely make an attempt to visit again... More 

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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
Senior Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
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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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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