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“Beautiful view”
Review of Rusty Rudder - CLOSED

Rusty Rudder
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The food was OK. Nothing special. My son loves the fried pickles, which is why we went in the first place. The view from the decks is beautiful, however, the music is so loud from the outdoor bar that you really can't have a conversation.

Thank rcerbo22
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Rusty Rudder is one of our favorite restaurants in the greater Charlotte area. It's just a short trip up 77 north and well worth it when looking for casual waterfront dining. It is a very popular spot on weekends and parking lot is often very full. You may have to park up by Catawba Avenue and walk down to the restaurant, but still worth it. There is a dock where you can park your boat and dine as well.

There is both inside and outside seating and they have recently expanded their deck seating. The upper deck has a roof and the lower decks have tables with umbrellas. On really hot days they have misters. There is also a Tiki Bar off to the side of the upper deck. There is a great view of the marina and lake from both the outside decks and from some of the tables in the inside restaurant.

They always offer drink and food specials. On this trip my husband got the "Fish & Chips" special which was a huge piece of beer battered Haddock and fries. I got the Fried Clam Strip basket and my new favorite side .. Sweet Potato Puffs. They are delicious!!

The service is always friendly, quick and efficient. Highly recommend for a relaxing meal.

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Thank justmaryp
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We went with a group of ten. It wasn't too busy at noon on a Monday. Our service was great. Beer could have been little colder. It was very nice sitting outside. Good kids menu. The fish tacos were excellent!

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Thank Sherri S
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Great location, fabulous view and atmosphere. Great food and the best mojitos. A definite must do if you are in the area.

Thank BCTSRacing
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I really wanted to give this place a higher rating but in the end just couldn't. Even though the food was average the view and the service was excellent so I split the difference on the review. If you look at this place as somewhere to go out with friends to socialize and have a couple of drinks and maybe grab a bite when you get hungry you'll have no problem with this place.

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Thank Ryan H
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