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1715 West River Dr., Stevens Point, WI
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and very affordable

I really enjoy going to this place to hang out with a cold beer in a mason jar and have some appetizers--especially their homemade French fries, which are amazing! The other appetizers are pretty good, too. I don't think the regular menu is as great, though, especially the burgers, which taste... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
Jill0404
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I really enjoy going to this place to hang out with a cold beer in a mason jar and have some appetizers--especially their homemade French fries, which are amazing! The other appetizers are pretty good, too. I don't think the regular menu is as great, though, especially the burgers, which taste pretty processed. And...if you love Blood Mary's, this is... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great people, great food, strong drinks need I say more. Always try to pop in when I'm in the area haven't been disappointed yet.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went there a few days ago for a late lunch. We asked for one item and was told they didn’t have it anymore. Ordered a Ruben instead. There was one piece of thin sliced beef and an even smaller piece of cheese, and a good amount of sauerkraut all on one slice of soggy bread cut in half. No... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We went to Rusty's on the suggestion from a friend, and we were not disappointed! The place had such character, and the bloody Mary's were the best I've ever had! You will not regret your visit!

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A trip to Rusty's for a Bloody Mary and chicken wings is a delight. Whether it's secret ingredients or the laid-back atmosphere....always a good time.

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20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Other than the Bloodies, the burgers are quite good and fries were very good. Cold beer, warm fire made for a good night out. Young staff did a great job taking care of us.

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Pittsville, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

If you are looking for a great bloody mary, come here! They are fantastic!! Nice bar and good food. It's in a nice location as well, kind of off the beaten path.

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Murfreesboro, TN
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Good food, enjoyed it... Have to know where you're going to get there.................as usual in Wisconsin, have to get the cheese curds

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Go to Rusty's if you want a Bloody Mary that you will never forget - filled with groceries. Also, Rusty fixes some great burgers and such. A little off the beaten path but worth the 5-10 minute drive. Check it out.

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Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Know for their bloodymarys and burgers. Homemade french too. It is a bar and grill. Great fireplace for cool evenings.

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Address: 1715 West River Dr., Stevens Point, WI
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Stevens Point
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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  • Address: 1715 West River Dr., Stevens Point, WI
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Stevens Point

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

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