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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

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4331 Anglers Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The main access road is under construction, but the food and service were great. For starters we had the crab chowder which it was superb and the alligator pieces with fried frog leg which had an excellent taste and a dozen of oysters. My friend had the Wednesday special and I had the seared ahi tuna. And for dessert the... More 

Weston, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place for all kinds of crabs love the garlic on everything go without hearing aid of you wear one loud with the hammers but worth it

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Chandler, Arizona
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174 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Family owned for 61 years. I remember coming here with my family from 1973 to 1978 and loving it then. I came back and still love to be outside on the covered deck. We got to sit right next to the water, feel the breeze moving the banyan tree branches nd the watch the sights. We were served fast (lunch... More 

Thank Faithtraveler3
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place, been coming here since I was a little girl and continue to stop by every time I'm in fort Lauderdale. The conch chowder is fantastic, and of course the garlic crabs are the star! Grab you hammer and get cracking. If it's not to hot out ask to did out side by the water it make... More 

Thank cospringsRN
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My Family and I used to go to Rustic Inn often but we hadn't been back for a while. So sorry we did. The food used to be so good but it was such a disappointment this time. The food seemed "old" not fresh at all. In fact my daughter kept throwing hers to the fish. I didn't say anything... More 

Thank Abbysmemere
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517 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is one older and more fun restaurant in the area and it never a dull place. Cracking crabs at your table is one lives more fun experience. If you love crab this is the place.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful meal. Rustic atmosphere as the name suggests. Lobster and King Crab Legs were delicious. Service was friendly. Parking a bit of a challenge but worth every second.

Thank Kathy S
akron, United States
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this restaurant. We ate everything we could find on the menu that listed crab. Fun place to be with your family - everyone had a great time and what a mess we made. Take your family for a birthday treat or celebration - you won't be disappointed.

Thank Lynn S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I think it was overrated. We had the fried alligator which was dry. The stuffed clams which were really good. We each had the $52 steamed crab sampler and it wasn't worth the money. It had a greesy oily garlicy taste and was over cooked. Not the fresh crab we were hoping for.

Thank Wilson W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dress casual as you will be wearing a plastic bib and spraying crab juice all over the place. Sampler platters are great for those who are not certain which type of crab is their favorite. We enjoy sitting outside on the large covered patio so as to see the boats passing in the canal, especially if you get there before... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?