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Rusty's Backwater Saloon

American, Bar, Pub
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1715 W River Dr W, Stevens Point, WI 54481-9018
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Needed a destination for a motorcycle ride and Rusty's was it. Has been a number if years since we have been here. Thankfully nothing gas changed. A true roadhouse, backwoods experience. My wife had the huge bloody Mary complete with beef stick, fresh garlic and cheese garnish. She claims it is the best you can find anywhere. Good selection of... More 

Thank Scott O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you're looking for healthy, this is NOT the place to go. Nearly everything on the menu is DEEP-FRIED. However, they have the best bloodies you can imagine and come fully stocked with a cheese, beefstick, pickles, peppers, etc. The food is your typical bar fare. Nothing fancy but will fill you up. We were there on a Monday night... More 

Thank KSlegs12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Good service, cold bevs, and really great wings. Great place to relax after a bit of golf down the road. If they only had a shark hanging it'd be like heaven!😜

Thank Christine P
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Best bloodies I've ever had. Great atmosphere and fun events. Check this place out if your in the area.

Thank Tracey S
Hudson, Wisconsin
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We had lunch get together after my son's college graduation, wanted to go "not fancy", and what a perfect place Rusty's was for us to do it. The food was great - the Surf & Turf Burger, the Widowmaker, and the Fish Fry went over big time. They know their way around a grill and a deep fryer for sure.... More 

Thank DanB1960
Stevens Point, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Personally, I believe this is the best fish fry in the area, hands down! Great flavor, not greasy, just something a little different with the batter they use. Not your typical bland beer batter. Hand cut fresh french fries, respectable cole slaw, and the ever popular rye bread top off this meal. Plenty of other family friendly options as well.... More 

Thank Jason B
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Great burgers, sandwiches, fish fry and appetizers. If you love fresh, homemade fries you have to try the Rust's fries. They are fresh cut with the skin on from whole potatoes and fried to perfection. They are the best fries that I know of. I've been going tho Rusty's for years and have always had a great meal. The prices... More 

Thank e2awx
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Rusty's is our local tavern. We have been going there for the last 27 years. The selection of beer is fair, some craft beer available. The food choices are limited to standard pub grub. One note you can not beat their home made french fries. As a bonus they are listed in the top 10 places for a Bloody Mary... More 

Thank wisconsin_bob_11
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Rusty's is a little drive out of town but you will be glad you took the time to visit this saloon. Their bloody mary's are the best and they come with a huge beef stick and chopped garlic if you desire. The bartender's are all very friendly and give you great service.

Thank sulyn64
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

In the winter many people travel by snowmobile to this unique bar on a narrow road in the woods. The bloody marys are famous as they are spicy and you get a bunch of food in them. The food is hit and miss. Usually it is pretty good but I have had some that is overly greasy. The staff is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 W River Dr W, Stevens Point, WI 54481-9018
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Stevens Point
  • Phone Number: 7153412490

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