I had 5 recommendations to eat at Rusty's for date night. We got there early in the evening but there was already a thirty minute wait. We knew it might push our time but figured that with an hour or so we should have plenty of time. We ordered our food and as we sat there watched the pass through from the kitchen. The appetizer didn't take a long time but our entree was around 45 minutes or so. We had to have our food boxed up and take it with us because at that point it wasn't even ready and we knew that if we ate it we'd basically have to inhale it to be done in time. We were a little later than we wanted to be arriving but had around an hour and a half and thought that would be plenty of time, however in the time we waited we watched the pass through to the kitchen. In the 45 minutes to an hour that we waited, I watched the majority of the food wait under the warmer for a minimum of 10 minutes. I saw a basket of food get knocked over and stay that way for 5 minutes while laying on the counter. When it was finally noticed it was righted but not withdone. Plates sat half done under the warmer as the rest of the food was cooked. The food would back up until they were having to reach over people's food to set down the other plates. The server was nice and appologetic but waiting about 6 hours after I arrived at a resteraunt to be able to eat my food and having to take it with me and then when I finally ate, the food was over done and not nearly worth the almost 30 dollars I paid for it, to say the least we are very unhappy. It was dry, almost burnt, and a very small portion size for the price. My husbands sea food was disappointing. Even after eating we were both still hungry.We paid 63 before tip. The server was great but the food and watching the kitchen was not worth it. However we chose not to punish her with a low tip for what she is not responsible for. They also advertise riverfront but be prepared to look at a large boat museum. You do not actually see the river. We don't mind paying a lot of money for fresh seafood, a great view, and good service but to pay that for below par food, no view, and an extremely long wait, well, we will not return.
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