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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

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1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036
+1 803-749-1555
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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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Katherine L
Wilmington, Delaware
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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)!

Thank Sio82
Chapin, South Carolina
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank love2travel661
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Mcdon0259
Kershaw, South Carolina
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Cindy K
Wewahitchka, Florida
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Excellent Wine List,, full bar,, &9 cheeseburger, $21 ribeye, children's menu,, full menu,, have been several times bar hopping around Lake Murray on the weekends while in SC.

1 Thank sawmillbob
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit of the season. The first, with another couple was quite good. We both got the fried shrimp. The second visit was just us. I got a good quality steak cooked just right with absolutely no seasoning. Also a baked potato that tasted like it was cooked yesterday and reheated. My wife got a strange colored... More 

Thank mototrader
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Went there to try Rusty Anchor under new management. Bartender, Autumn was great and attentive. Finally got seated and experience turned terrible. After both entrees was sent back because not as ordered, no one ever returned. 40 minutes later we asked for a manager. Come to find out the same slack manager that was at Liberty on the Lake was... More 

1 Thank Jay R
Columbia, South Carolina
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

Enjoyed a peaceful evening dining at the Rusty Anchor on Lake Murray. Service was great. Waitress did not pressure us. Enjoyed a shrimp/crab dip and then crab cakes with a unique blue cheese slaw cheese. Hubby had fish and chips which he enjoyed. Enjoyed watching great herons in flight and lake activity. There is docking for 32 boats if you... More 

Thank Linda Z
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

The location of the restaurant is fantastic. Nothing else around and great lake view and access. Evening live entertainment outdoors was great! I went there ten years ago and found the food to be average at best, and for the value not worth going back. Went back and found the same thing. Nice location, but the seafood was not exactly... More 

1 Thank BBinColaSC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
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, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1925 Johnson Marina Rd, Chapin, SC 29036
  • 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?