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“Great place!”

Rusty Dog Irish Pub
Ranked #3 of 55 Restaurants in Huntington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Irish
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Huntington, Indiana
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Every meal we have eaten here has been wonderful, love the bacon slaw!. The atmosphere is great and service attentive. The bartenders are two of the best we've had and they make the best drinks. You can't go wrong stopping here and you will want to return.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Huntington, Indiana
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bacon slaw!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great bar, good food, what more could you ask for? Just don't go there if you're in a hurry. Service is leisurely, allowing diners plenty of time to appreciate the talented bartenders. Have one of the special burgers, and don't miss out on the bacon slaw. It's that good! The salmon burger is yummy!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Mary S
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Atmosphere/Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

Spent the evening with family. My husband and I shared a large Rib Eye Steak. It had a slight vinegar taste was cooked medium rare the way we ordered it. It was a little chewy but acceptable. We had the house salad which was awesome. They use their own house dressing and it was very tasty. The favorite vegetable at the table was the zucchini. It was fresh cooked to perfection.
It has a very nice atmosphere and is decorated with vintage pictures of people with dogs. Their is an antique shelf in the family room where we ate. It has shamrocks carved in the top of it. It sits beside a train track and three trains went by while we were eating and that gave it a little atmosphere too. We would eat there again. The dining area for family doesn't have many tables and reservations would be a good thing. Oh yes, the warmth of the fire place felt very nice and gave even more atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank BetteKH
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Safety Harbor, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
“Rib Eye is the Bomb!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Lynn and I recently had dinner at the Rusty Dog Irish Pub. This was our first visit to this restaurant which is literally right next to Huntington's Railroad tracks. Don't be surprised if during your meal you hear a freight train's whistle blow which seems like the train is right next to you. It is! This pub has a storied past with different names in a beautiful ivy covered brick building that dates back to the late 19th century. Today it is certainly a respectable establishment with a delightful restored interior and great food. We shared the 16 ounce Rib Eye. It was among the best prime ribs that we have ever had. It was served with a vegetable and choice of soup or salad. Service was wonderful here as well.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Shepherds Stew instead of Pie?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Thought we'd give RDIP a try since it'd been awhile since we've had Irish food. Guiness was on tap and the bartender gave you a decent pour. Their enchilada soup was tasty, a chili powder flavored soup base with chunks of chicken, peppers, corn and black beans. They were pretty busy for a Thursday evening, but the soup being served hot instead of lukewarm would have made it taste even better.

The fact there was no lamb on the menu indicated RDIP was not trying to be an authentic Irish pub, which was fine, but I was still surprised by their shepherds pie's flavor and consistency. It came in a large, flat soup bowl with chopped roast beef floating around in a thin worstershire? flavored gravy with whole pearl onions, peas and diced carrots (l listed the onions first because they way outnumbered the other veggies). This was hit-or-miss topped with cardboard thin dollops of smashed potatoes that was covered with a much thicker, heavy layer of mild flavorless cheddar cheese. I'm used Irish restaurants serving a thick slice of Shepherd's pie standing on a plate which you eat with a fork instead of a spoon. The bottom layer containing more beef than gravy with a thyme/rosemary flavor to it. Then covered with a fluffy, thick layer of mashed potatoes and a thin layer of sharp cheddar cheese melted on top. RDIP's version really looked and tasted more like cheese covered beef stew than Shepherd's pie. After looking at their menu selection of non-Irish food, I'm sure I would have rated RDIP much higher if I'd ordered one of those entrees.

  • Visited July 2013
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