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Ave Maria

Rusty Putter Restaurant


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American, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed April 23, 2019

We enjoyed another great meal at The Rusty Putter. The views of the golf course at dusk are amazing. My favorite dish is the blackened salmon. You can get the salmon grilled, blackened or tandoori-style, and it is served with Chef’s vegetables and the price...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Pat L
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful patio / lanai dining with lake and golf course view. Prices and portions are fair. Food is amazing. Try the grilled fish over a bed of vegetables. Its probably one of the best I've ever had.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank debblynn58
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Without a doubt the RIB SPECIAL were the best ribs I have ever eaten. Why do I feel this way,because I have tried ribs in many parts of the US that make the claim they are the finest you will every have....that means they have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wayne w
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Best brunch in Ave Maria! Try to get up here every Sunday for their amazing brunch!!! Dinner specials are fantastic as well, and the lunch options are delicious.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deanna H
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The outside seating is just spectacular. Overlooking the 18th green. Nice breeze, beautiful scenery, and a meal and drinks. What more could one ask for. And if you ever get the chance, the Prime Rib melts in your mouth.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TD1122
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The Putter has a beautiful view, serves good food that is priced reasonably, and has both indoor and outdoor seating. It’s a fairly new restaurant and bar that primarily supports golfers at Panther Run and residents of Del Webb Naples.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank pitts6534
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Food is still great and the Sun Sets are out of this world. Service is Much Better, the restaurant manager is on the ball and the servers are doing a great job. I was going to give them a "5"; but gave it a "4"....More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank James R
Reviewed April 14, 2018

Nice covered outside seating with a huge bar. The food is really tasty— we have had chicken wings, burger and burger sandwich. Very tasty and the fries are great. Burger sandwich with grilled onions and the burger with blue chees. Those combos you don’t get...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Roter_baron67
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Since the ownership change service and food is much better. Still a little pricey but food is very good and they run specials on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and special occasions. This season they’ve occasionally had entertainment. When they have entertainment the place sells out...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank 98flyerpatti
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Recent changes have made this restaurant live up to its potential. Excellent food, very good service. Two criticisms: Mandatory tip included on the bill - watch your receipt, and they only serve Pepsi products. Not a fan of that.

Date of visit: January 2018
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