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113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
302 227 3888
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Key West
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are 21-25 years-old and don't mind terrible cover bands, this is the place for you. But if you are a grown up who expects at least one of four bartenders behind the bar (who are apparently allowed to drink on duty) to notice that you need a drink, maybe this is not for you. And the smell! Dirty... More 

Thank lrvanl
The Villages, Florida
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I suppose if you like to be deafened by the music, you['d like this place. My family and I boated over for lunch. Sandwiches were just ok. I had ordered the Ham & Brie Pannani with Carmel Sauce. The sandwich was good, but cold. No carmel sauce on or accompanying the sandwich. The waiter was a bit harried, so I... More 

Thank Travelingal702
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was delicious, with a variety to choose from. Plenty of tables, not a long wait. Wait staff was efficient and pleasant.

Thank Janet M
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had not been here for awhile but decided to try it again. It was hot so we opted to sit inside. The menu is better. I had a turkey club which was good. The menu said it was to have avocado on it but it did not, I asked for it and the server brought it out. My husband ordered... More 

Thank BarbJG
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location of Rusty Rudder is perfectly situated at the Bay. I ordered (4) sandwiches with fries for lunch to take to the beach across the street. First, the order took 30 minutes long. After waiting so long for the order, I inquired about it, only to be told, they have to box it. When I finally got the order,... More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to hang out in the summertime! We love going here for the great live music whether it's the house reggae band, the Island Boys playing each evening or the rotation of bands they have playing late night. You really can't beat the great evening sunset views of the bay. This is a fun lively place to grab a... More 

Thank Jeffrey K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My buddy had fond memories of the Rusty Rudder buffet with it’s all-you-can-eat crab legs so for our first dinner of our escape weekend, we washed the sand, sweat and Hawaiian Tropic from our skin and drove down to Dewey. A $10 parking fee in their lot gets you $10 off your dinner total, which was sweet, then we sat... More 

Thank jrossmrv
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Nice friendly resturant and bar one block from hotel in dewey beach .all u can eat land and sea buffet is well more the money.outside deck bar is awesome with live entertainment and great veiw of the bay.also has a stop for jolly trolley that goes back and forth to rehobeth beach with stops along the way.

Thank mcourtney
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

really great place for a sunset dinner! it's right on the bay and kids can play on the clean little beach in your sight if you sit outside... nice and friendly staff, too.

Thank claudia-oceancity
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the seafood buffet. The food was ok, not great. Both my husband and I woke up with stomach issues from our dinner. Service was good.

Thank Marcia W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: 302 227 3888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?