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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

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4331 Anglers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
9545841637
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to seriously overpay to eat in an old has-been place, then this is it. 25 years ago this was an OK place. As locals we waited 5 years to return with some neighbors just to see if things were improving. The experience was ridiculous. The food is simply second rate, unless you are a drunk tourist or... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is a famous landmark but does it deserve it's reputation. I live in South Florida and I don't get it how people will line and wait for this place for hours. The food is good and for lunch time, the price is great for what you get, but for dinner those great prices go by the wayside. Here's... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere & service are top notch. The portions were adequate to large but the fish was over cooked and just mediocre. The combo crab dish looked amazing.

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Thank Suez77
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place at first looks like while in the wall on some for out place but sitting on the waterfront is great ambiance , food good also

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Thank Saun-jay S.A. M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First off: the entire area is under construction so it was dusty and hard to get to (which is not the restaurants fault but it definitely didn't help the atmosphere). Most of the dining areas were roped off and it didn't feel very welcoming. The Jupiter location is much nicer. Portion sizes were great and I got the broiled scallops... More 

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Chicago, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good place for a large group! If loud folks enjoy food and fun is not you don't go! Service, food is good and fun! Visited 3 times. Twice for lunch and once for dinner. It was great each time. There is a bridge construction going on it make for a little work getting in the lot, however... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We come here every year on the night before we cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale or Miami. The garlic crabs are the best I've ever had, and my wife can always find something on the menu since she's not a seafood eater. Bring your appetite and leave your Sunday best at home, because you can get covered it butter. A... More 

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Miramar, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss it!!!! If you like seafood... it's THE PLACE!!!! The food is excellent. The service is very good and you have a nice view with a canal and boats!!! Being in Florida, you have the sun!!!! What else can you ask for?

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Thank Norma S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is located by the canal, you see live fish under you if you are seating outdoors. The place is big ans they keep as clean as possible. There are plates full of shellfish and are large. The secret order one large plate then the second one to keep them warm. Good Place to take a visitor from out... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to the Rustic Inn for 30+ years & it never disappoints. We ordered the Maryland style blue crabs & the golden crabs. Both dishes were delicious & the server was great. Just don't wear nice clothes because it can be messy but well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4331 Anglers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: 9545841637
Description
The original Rustic Inn Fort Lauderdale crabhouse began as a roadhouse saloon. As time went by, our hole-in-the-wall Ft Lauderdale crabhouse grew up, keeping with the demand for steamed crabs, seafood, linguini with homemade sauces and other popular dishes.

Our World Famous Garlic Crabs are known the world over. We invite you and your family to see what the legend is all about. Enjoy waterfront dining on our dock or in our main dining room. Visit our cocktail lounge and enjoy one of our original frozen drinks.

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