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Rusty's Backwater Saloon

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1715 West River Dr., Stevens Point, WI
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
On the Bloody Trail😀

I had many of my readers suggest I try the Bloody Marys at Rusty's and I was not disappointed! Great tasting and the 12" (maybe longer!) beef stick made it unique. The bar food was fantastic and not just the usual fare. A must go to place when you're in Stevens Point, just 5 miles from the city.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

In the winter many people travel by snowmobile to this unique bar on a narrow road in the woods. The bloody marys are famous as they are spicy and you get a bunch of food in them. The food is hit and miss. Usually it is pretty good but I have had some that is overly greasy. The staff is... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had many of my readers suggest I try the Bloody Marys at Rusty's and I was not disappointed! Great tasting and the 12" (maybe longer!) beef stick made it unique. The bar food was fantastic and not just the usual fare. A must go to place when you're in Stevens Point, just 5 miles from the city.

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Whitelaw, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had arrived a little bit early,but the bartender showed up shortly and was very nice and opened up right away for us. The place is a little bit out of Stevens Point, they are more of a afternoon bar than a late night bar. It serves basic bar food, but it looks great.

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Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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