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The Rusty Rudder
The Rusty Rudder

The Rusty Rudder Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mtpleasant.therustyrudder.net/
  • Phone: (843) 388-3177
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm-5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday-Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Low Country, Seafood, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Joshua Martin Arnold
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Entertainment Daily from 5-8PM. Please check out our Website or Facebook page for the artist line-ups.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park West Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on-site parking with limited spaces in the front of restaurant but numerous spaces in the back of the restaurant. Please enter to the right side of parking lot for additional parking.
A word from The Rusty Rudder
Located in beautiful Mt. Pleasant, the Rusty Rudder attracts locals and tourists alike. Come on down and try the great cuisine and great service at the Rusty Rudder. Live entertainment from the best local and regional artists, duos and bands everyday.

Come spend some laid back time with us. After all, we are on Mt. Pleasant time here at the Rusty Rudder!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Enjoyed a delightful lunch on the outdoor patio. Good wait staff. Warm pleasant and quite familiar with the menu. This place is a find. Already planning a return visit."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Atmosphere and food were fantastic! Tuna tartar for an app. Great outdoor bar, dining area, and games for the kids. Live music outside every night. We were pleasantly surprised, and will be back with the kids."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love the close location to where we live. Tried it for dinner with my husband.Then went back the next day with a friend for lunch. Both meals were delightful"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our server was fantastic, even though he has only been there a short time."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Dinner was good had fish taco's and Shrimp and grits. I would advise to pass on oyster Rock very dry."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Good food, great location, nice eclectic menu, friendly bar staff. BUT the wait-staff has got to get it together for it to last..."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had heard the food wasn't great but wanted to try RR for ourselves. I had two app's (a fried green tomato/crab stack & tuna tartare) as dinner, & both were very good. My husband had mahi tacos & rated them a C. I've had other friends say they were very disappointed by the seafood baskets & tacos, specifically. (*They say that the fried shrimp tastes cheap, like Long John Silver's, not local, and the fish doesn't seem fresh.) We were glad to be able to dine outside because indoors was way too loud & wouldn't have been a nice dining experience, having to yell across the table to be heard. I'm not writing this review to be mean, because us locals want this place to work, but the food needs much improvement! We will give it one more shot..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food is fine but they need to do something about the flies when eating outside. Very annoying."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Food was good, but not spectacular. Our waitress was good, but bar service was slow."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Very good food but the you pick 3 seafood was very small in portion size esp for $20"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Restaurant was crowded and loud but it was an energetic and lively, so I wasn't bothered by the noise level. The tables were very close together making it feel like we were sitting with the couple at table next to us. We ordered Nachos, but they were out of Nachos (huh? - out of Nachos at 7:00 on a Saturday). We ordered Sauteed Clams as a substitute - a little salty and not very hot. Toast points - two small slices of bread didn't meet the mark. My wife ordered she crab soup - tasty but barely lukewarm - and the Fried Green Tomato & Crab Cake - good, not great - for dinner. I had the Lobster Roll - not good at all - very little lobster and so wet that roll was soggy. Service was slow but server was very good and attentive."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very noisy; limited menu, meal disappointing. Made our reservation on Open Table - they could not find it, off to a great start. Saved by our email confirmation. Was a very disappointing evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Way to loud inside, no sound barriers. Nice on Patio. Food was average, took way too long."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We sat down & it took a long time to get our drink & appetizer order in.Our drinks were delivered but we waited a very long time for our appetizers. Whenwe inquired about them our server said the kitchen was backed up.We know she forgot to put the order in.The appetizers were not very good.The tuna tartare was palatable however the oysters Rockefeller were horrible &burnt. Our dinner arrived and we were all shocked at the small amount of food for the price.The oyster dinner only had 4 oysters! We are frequent downtown diners &used to paying a bit more to have a delicious meal. We were sadly mistaken here. We all left hungry and dissatisfied.The server was nice but not experienced.To make it in this town you are going to have to do better."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very enjoyable. Friendly atmosphere. This site was the former 17 North. Maintains the outside venue with bar and entertainment."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Noise level inside was uncomfortable. Server was slow and forgetful. Food was mediocre. Voodoo Shrimp were small and seemed frozen not fresh, without much flavor. Chopped salad was mediocre and the blue cheese dressing was tasteless. The 6 other diners at our table all said the food was "so so". The outdoor area looks fantastic, too bad the food is not."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our group was very excited about trying the new restaurant in our area, as we really need one. Unfortunately, it was bad from the start. I had made reservations for 8 outside. We were taken to our table and it was two tables of 4 not put together. This was a group with several new to the area and no one knew each other and it made it very awkward to not have everyone together. After getting settled, then the nightmare began. Our waiter could not do anything. Not even open a bottle of wine. There was a fly in a wine glass and did not even offer to get a new one. They messed up two orders of food and one in our party was told they had burned his steak so his food did not arrive until every one at the table had eaten. Never again!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We ordered the Shrimp and Grits and the crabcake sandwich (sandwiched with 2 slices of fried green tomatoes). Both are classic entrees for southern cuisine. We were thrilled with the taste and presentation."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Although I am giving this place a rating of 3, it is mainly because of the sloppy, poor service that we received. Attention to detail, picking up things on the table and floor, helping each other out, refilling drinks, asking how the food ws all is an experienced staff trait. The food selection and quality was geat! Bar was so-so. The noise level was not energetic, IT IS TOO LOUD!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My first time at this eatery. Ceviche app was over priced, but delicious, and local craft beer pints are over priced too. Extremely noisy. Needs sound dampening efforts on the inside. Will go back to explore the rest of the food and beverage menu and the outdoor part. Love the use of the on site smoker!!!!! Also love the continuation of growing their own herbs and other garden items on site."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The noise level inside the restaurant was so loud that you could not carry on a conversation with the person across from you! I enjoyed the good and the service was excellent and I would highly suggest giving this a try but do yourself a favor and request outside seating. You will enjoy the evening much more !"
    Dined on 6/23/2014