The Rusty Hook Tavern

4.6
305 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
The Rusty Hook Tavern is a Waterfront Restaurant located in Pompano Beach Florida and serves fresh and from scratch dishes as well as local brews boutique wine and craft cocktails. The ambiance is casual and ideal for relaxing with close friends. The view from the restaurant overlooks the marina, passing by boats and the intracostal waterways, which also makes it a great location for a date and one of the best spot to watch the sunset .The Rusty Hook Tavern also features a full speakeasy style bar.
Appetizers include options like crispy pork belly with spiced lentils and green papaya, ahi tuna poke nachos with kimchi slaw, and some vegetarian options like roasted buffalo cauliflower and charred portabello mushrooms. The fish selections features 6 to 8 local fish and seafood, whole and fillet like snapper, mahi, wahoo , corvina, swordfish also on the menu Moroccan lamb rack, steaks, and lobster pastas.There’s also an array of signature craft cocktails and local beers .
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for a nice dinner that won’t break the bank. Small menu but great options!

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LeanneC
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming spot; great marina ambience; food was done nicely; waiter was engaging, interesting, and knowledgeable.

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DDKKW
Key West
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was amazing. From drinks to dinners and desserts we will definitely be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, great seafood, succulent lamb, awesome unique desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful about all the different food and drinks offered. Will go again next time we are in Pompano.

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vipEasytoplease
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have a varied menu with very well prepared food. Portions are plentiful. Interesting mix of Moroccan and Indonesian dishes. Fish prepared very well. The staff is attentive and professional. Nice setting on the intracoastal. Sometimes they have music on the weekends.

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BobbyZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Much better places in the area. Food was so-so at best. Waiters very friendly.

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Tomtraveler
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood, friendly happy staff, on the waterfront!

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billj
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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KathyE
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Eddie was great he had personality and was good at his job. The food is excellent. It's right on the intercoastal with great water viwes.

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LindaS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, location & music!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful. Food was excellent. Waiter was very good - seemed like staff was a bit shoe handed or too many customers came at same time - but even though staff seemed a bit overwhelmed - all went well with our experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Très belles assiettes
Accueil et service un peu long (plusieurs minutes d’attente à l’accueil avant que quelqu’un nous répondre
Les serveurs semblaient un peu débordés.
Nous avons quand même eu un bon service avec un serveur drôle et agréable
Salade et le surf and turf très bons. Cuisson de la viande excellente.
Fish and chips un peu décevant (panure ordinaire)
Vin rouge au verre un peu trop chaud
Localisation extérieure sur le bord du canal et des bateaux très agréables
Je recommande donc ce restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I were in town for business and went to dinner at Rusty Hook Tavern. Food was very good, prices were very fair and our food server was the best and loveliest. She made the experience even better.

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BrentL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around Fantastic !!!
Great View of sunset, fantastic Food, Amazing Service.

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vipMariaD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tuna nachos are fabulous as was both our meals. Our server was so attentive and pleasant. The view of the ICW is beautiful. We sat outside and there was a lovely breeze. Can’t wait to go back!

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AMC1986
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 4 on a Thursday 6pm reservations - not loud, not crowded. Perfect spot on the intercostal. Delicious food & menu & cocktails. I need gluten- free (Celiac) and the waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu & kitchen. I felt very comfortable & confident with the information he provided me & my meal was delicious - I had the surf & turf! And I’ve had no reaction since eating there! 2 guests had desert - key lime pie & Choc lava cake & both loved them. All our food was delicious and our waiter was great. Also, It is on the Pompano Free Shuttle Route too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food! Try the Moroccan chicken and the key lime martini - both amazing!

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JuliaL
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there for my birthday dinner and it was delicious. I had the grilled snapper and it was perfect. The key lime pie was excellent. Great place for a special celebration.

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JakeL
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. We originally sat outside at around 6 pm, but there was no shade and the live music was super loud, so we ended up moving inside.

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vipBarbara
West Palm Beach
50 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Nice location on the water. The food and wine were mediocre at best. Fish was overcooked. No bread offered. We won't go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always fantastic here. One of our favorite places when we come to South Florida. The fried whole snapper is my favorite entrée at any restaurant down here.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious and location is beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was amazing particularly the waiter, he was very attentive and helpful in what to order. Food was excellent fresh and the taste was pleasant to the pallet.We will be coming back but this time for the sunset and hotel stay.

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Vagabond
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Disappointment. I’ve always loved the food here but last night was a disaster. The “grouper” for the Fish and Chips was definitely tilapia or similar. Cmon. Every Floridian knows what a grouper fillet looks like. The Brussels sprouts side? Not crispy. I’ve done better. The lamb shank? Fatty and inedible and presentation was unappetizing.

Most disappointing was the service. The waitperson was kind but clearly nervous. Never asked us if we wanted to hear about the specials…which I could clearly hear being enthusiastically explained at other tables. When one of us commented about the lamb, no offer to do anything. Just an I’m sorry.

We were offered dessert but said we were still drinking wine. Literally, the bill showed up 5 mins later. Not what I’ve come to expect.

Sad.

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SylviaM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service excellent Food average Cocktails amazing would recommend this place for a good night out with friends

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vipCher
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful waterfront setting. Our server, Lynn, was so pleasant and provided superb service from start to finish.

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LisaG
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view of the sunset, matched by amazing service and excellent food.

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JackieW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The crab crusted Mahi was not the freshest fish. It was so hard I had to actually use a knife to cut it and at that was very hard to cut. Did not like it for $30.00+.

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BonC
Fort Lauderdale
32 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love fresh fish, this is a must go to restaurant. The grouper and swordfish were prepared to perfection. The wait staff couldn’t have been nicer. Did I mention you are on the intracoastal waterway?

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vipAtsocs4
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place on the water. Lively music, great service. One Steak was tough but mgt took care of it right away. We would come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, good food, great views, good drinks. Joe took great care of us,

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viposcar
Fort Lauderdale
138 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was outstanding. The white sangria was delicious as was the grilled octopus/pork belly appetizer...it was one of the most creative and tasty treatments of ingredients I've had. Everyone enjoyed their choices which included the savory Mediterranean chicken and snapper preparation. I've always know the chef here was a master with fish but his talent goes far beyond this.

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Kwabeaf
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and food!
The reservation process was easy

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vipbonniel
West Palm Beach
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a beautiful night so that helped! The food looked yummy! We ended up ordering a whole rack of ribs for myself and husband. It came with fries and we had a side salad and couldn’t finish 1/2 the rack between us! The only thing I can pick on was the price of the drinks were all approximately $16. I ordered a martini and they charged me $14 with a $2 up charge being a Martini, which was only just ok. There was music, a nice looking crowd and I’ll be back as the fried whole fish look fabulous!

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Kyou
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in pompano!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Some of the very best tasting food every!! We definitely love this restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service Music was a little loud but ok

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vipSupgirl
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

Such a pretty restaurant, but they closed early because they were “slow” and would not honor our reservation. Very disappointing as it looks quite cute and we were anticipating becoming regulars as we are local.

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BonnieA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

For being a 5 star restaurant the food was not as expected. Pork over cooked steak no up to grade poor quality. Not sure if I would return. No impressed

FAQs

The Rusty Hook Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 941-2499.

The Rusty Hook Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.