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The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant


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The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant serves chef crafted Lowcountry cuisine offering something for everyone including house smoked BBQ, award winning wings, pasta, local seafood, oysters, steak and more. Whether you're looking for a delicious dinner, happy hour, live music, a friendly place to catch a game or just a great family friendly atmosphere The Rusty Rudder is your go to spot in Mt. Pleasant. And don't forget our awesome outdoor patio and tiki bar equipped with fans and heaters, outdoor fireplace, oyster pit, farm tables, lounge seating, corn hole and TVs. Whether you're a local or just passing through The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant gives you a true laid back local experience.
$10 - $30
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, Barbecue, Bar
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Rusty Rudder after a drive north. Ordered a variety of salads and burgers and were very disappointed. Salad was week, burger fair, service pretty poor and Ghe room was cold. Definitely not going back.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank wanderingirl52
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good meal here. We had the pimento cheese appetizer, which was an enormous portion. It wasn’t my favorite. Their shrimp and grits is very tasty, nice spice. My husband had the Mediterranean pasta, which he liked. It’s a good hearty meal, but it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank crossleynj
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Called and made reservations Was not told reservations are for inside only. So then when asked to sit outside was told had to wait. When time came up we asked for a picnic table only to be told we had to sit at other tables...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank judye128
NatalieNG129, Public Relations Manager at The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are very sorry for this confusion. We will make sure to reiterate the importance of communication to our staff. So glad you ended up enjoying your time and the oysters. Looking forward to having you back at The Rudder.

Reviewed December 12, 2018

We had a nice lunch. Several of the menu items we tried were very good, but maybe not excellent. We had good service and the noise level was good. We recommend their outside eating area on a nice day.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Laurie S
NatalieNG129, Public Relations Manager at The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago
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Thank you Laurie.

Reviewed November 17, 2018

Three of us went there for dinner on a Thursday evening, the place was less than 1/4 full. The server did a pretty good job explaining the food selections. Wife and I ordered a bourbon on the rocks, cost $11 each!! Thursday nights entertainment consisted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robert8484
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

We arrived early in the evening on Saturday to watch some football. The bar outside is limited and more than often unattended. I had to start a tab inside to get a drink. My son and I managed to make our way to sit at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank F B
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at the Rusty Rudder. We had mussels as an appetizer that were delicious. Our entrees included the Tuesday night rib special, brisket macaroni and cheese, a brisket entree and salmon. Everyone loved their dishes. The sides were delicious -- pimento cheese...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank HintonTN
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

First time going to the Rusty Rudder since living here for a while. I had the Crab Benedict which was delicious. I also tried the hash brown casserole which was good but could be less cheesy. Then topped it off with a refreshing mimosa! Definitely...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WandoFulFOOD
Reviewed August 6, 2018

A buddy of mine and I were at a car dealership and asked for a suggestion for eating lunch. The Rusty Rudder on Hwy 17 was suggested and turned out to have delicious barbecue!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Texas for many years, it is hard finding good brisket in a pork state. So far, this is the best brisket I have found in SC. The Brussels were also very good as were the smashed potatoes. I would have given 5...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Mike B
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