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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

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4331 Ravenswood Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
11:30 am - 10:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:45 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Once again amazing food and great service! The military discount was the icing on the cake. The drinks were made to perfection. Very large food portions as well

Thank Ree8
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We overheard someone at the airport talking about the restaurant. They invited others to return to the restaurant with them. We thought it can't be too bad if the guests were talking about returning. We were happy to find out that our hotel listed them on their suggested restaurant list. The free pickup from the hotel was a plus. The... More 

Thank deasgabills
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

. . . . . but, still very good. Went with another couple on a Sunday evening. The overhead "your table is now available" is very shrill and way too loud. VERY spartan bar drink menu - No Johnnie Red - only Johnnie Black and at $12!? Ordered a Stinger but did not have the ingredients. Ordered a Gin and... More 

Thank Henry S
Landisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went with a group and wow; their king crab was amazing. They are famous for their garlic crab bundles. Their stuffed shrimp was amazing too. Basically a delicious crab cake with a shrimp inside. I will return there next visit to the area

Thank Robyn0723
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

They had amazing food but was a little overpriced and service was slow but sped up once they realized we were there.

Thank tholley2011
Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Its been here a long time, the decor is rustic and thats part of the charm. I was there with friends, we were seated on the dock. We had our hammers and lots of craps and beer. The service was very good.

Thank 387indy
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is the place you go if you really want to eat crab and not just pretend! The platters are huge and the portions are generous. Simple fisherman style "shack" with newspaper on the tables and no frills...just get your bib, hammer and go to town! The service is good but can take a little long. Kids menus available and... More 

Thank Jason J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best crabs around!!! Definitely a place for a special occasion, love the casual atmosphere by the water and delicious food. Doesn't matter what you order, it was fantastic. Service was excellent too.

Thank ctmangelmom
Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love crab get the combo with blue crab, queen crab, Dungeness, golden and well cooked in butter and garlic. You will need a hose after but crab lovers know this! Oh they do have other meat and seafood and chowders!

Thank Patrick W
Mount Vernon, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been enjoying The Rustic Inn since 1979! Business trips, vacations, and yes, living full-time in the tri-county area made for weekly hammering of garlic and every crab on the menu. The place is huge and very noisy especially when a B-Day is announced!!! Everything on the menu is very good, very fresh, and served with smiles! For crab and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 Ravenswood Rd, 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?