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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

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1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-8503
+1 803-749-1555
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have driven out here for lunch on the water at the bar. (it would be even nicer to arrive by boat). I had the boom boom shrimp wrap with blue cheese slaw. It was different and absolutely delicious.Despite the scorching heat wave we have been having it was comfortable at the outdoor pavilion they... More 

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Thank Mary B
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to give this place a shot as they are under new management. The food at this Marina location has always been awful. My theory is that sunburned drunken boaters have low expectations and that has always been delivered here-and still is. Food was mediocre. Burger ordered medium was well done. Chicken nachos are awful. Salad was bleh. Shrimp and... More 

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Thank Anthony L
Chapin, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had family visiting .nice evening out on deck. Lite fare and musical entertainment was good. Nice view of Marina

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Thank 247cga
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The seafood here is simply FRESH. We celebrate birthdays here because we love sitting by the water AND watching the Gamecock fans next door at Catfish Johnny's. There was a salad with grilled watermelon - so fresh easy on the palate which is no longer on the menu... Maybe it was seasonal (?). I always get a seafood platter. And... More 

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Thank Teresa C
South Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We had heard there was a new chef and we were excited to try the restaurant once again. But it didn't live up to the hype. The food is mediocre. Service is slow. The atmosphere should be great because it's one of the best locations on Lake Murray but the dated tables and chairs feel sticky.

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1 Thank GoDeacons80
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

I ate here with family recently as we heard J. Peters now owns it and J. Peters is one of our favorite places to eat. I had the catfish which was very good. I was glad to see that they had hush puppies. The fries were good. I did not care for the coleslaw. We will return. Overall we enjoyed... More 

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1 Thank Katherine L
Wilmington, Delaware
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Buy a boat and pull up to the dock! Dress code... ???! (I think men need shirts to go inside!) Amazing outdoor entertainment with delicious food that... Wait for it... they will deliver to your "sailing vessel!" No flotation device too small... We saw a couple roll up on a paddle board (sorry I didn't snap a pic)!

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Thank Sio82
Chapin, South Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

It's a shame the food isn't better because the location is great. You can reach it by boat, and dress is casual, but the menu is uninteresting and food simply average

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Thank love2travel661
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

As a couple, we don't usually like "a sports bar atmosphere." We made a last minute decision to try the Rusty Anchor last Friday evening. We were seated promptly. The restaurant and rest rooms were very clean and the staff were very friendly. The food (salmon and mahi mahi) was prepared very well. Is anyone really watching the TVs? This... More 

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Thank Mcdon0259
Kershaw, South Carolina
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We went on a Sunday expecting a typical lunch menu . We did not know that they only do a Sunday brunch . We ate there anyway but it was not what we would have chosen or what we went there for . If you want to try the regular menu go some other time . It was pleasant eating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036-8503
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Chapin
  • Phone Number: +1 803-749-1555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?