The Rusty Hook Tavern

4.5
332 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
Miami
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

enjoyable experience

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vipADunn
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!

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viposcar
Fort Lauderdale
143 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The menu said pork tenderloin with figs/fig sauce and candied pecans. My dish had no pecans nor figs. Instead there were prunes on top. Had I known this I would not have made this selection. It was tasty but I was extremely disappointed since I love figs and pecans but not thrilled with prunes. What happened? We were with friends and I did not want to complain but I'm not sure I'll be so quick to return.

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vipPatrickH
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice location overlooking the Intracoastal. All of our dinners were delicious. I had a Mediterranean-flavored lamb chop that was very flavorful. My son’s ribs were plenty and also very good! New server Jamie was excellent.

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JimG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The grilled snapper was outstanding, but the coconut rice was bland. The wine list is limited, but the bar selection was excellent

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JudyB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by Johnny who met/exceeded every request we made. Brought kids food out quickly and our entrees were delicious. Told us the specials and did not rush us. The only thing I would ask would be to give patrons a few more minutes between salads and entrees. I just finished salad and entree was there. We had kids with us so we didn’t care that much but in other instances I would object. Tablecloths and stemware lovely touch. Nice evening. Car lot not a plus; meters are not user friendly.

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SusanR
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in the atmosphere was welcome and relaxing. We arrived 20 minutes early without our whole party and the hostess was gracious and seated us anyway. Our server Lynn attended to us immediately and discussed the specials and took drink orders as we waited for our friends. With a party of 5 that all had appetizers, entrees, cocktails and desserts everything was amazing. Highly recommend the ribs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Food was ok but not worth the money

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DonnaY
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it has “Tavern” in its name, the food and service was of a much higher caliber than what you would expect. The specialty drinks were unique and delicious and the service impeccable. The 4 in my party all enjoyed it very much

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vipAndrewR
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious Server was friendly and attentive

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vipLorim
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We chose this restaurant from a trip advisor list of restaurants in the Pompano area. The food we ordered that we had for dinner was fresh and delicious. There is no excuse for the filthy women's and men's restrooms that the restaurant shared with the connecting hotel. There were many restaurant employees standing around because the restaurant was not that busy and they should have let the manager know this or warn any of the patrons that were going in to use them. This is a big negative to never eat here again.

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vipNancy
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pre fixed menu for New Year’s Eve that I wasn’t aware of.
Steak was very good .
Appetizer selection was not that great for New Year’s Eve .
One guest returned the fish as it was bad
Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the location, the ambiance, the staff are exceptional and the food is absolutely delicious! Our new favorite restaurant!!!

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vipCharlesB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Quality was not as good as in the past. Service was not attentive.

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vipRobN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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ReneW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service very dedicated attention , food delicious.

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RobinR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I was a little disappointed with the food, portions were small. The fried whole snapper was very good but I wasnt impressed with my daughters seafood pot or the mahi mahi.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Made a reservation online. Got seated right away. Waiter was friendly, professional, funny and attentive. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. All fish was freshly caught and cooked to perfection.

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Gwen
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu, delicious seafood, beautiful view of the water and boats at sunset. Kids enjoyed homemade meatball and angel hair pasta from the kids menu, too!

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idolfanatic
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We eat here a lot. Fish is fresh, we love to sit outside on the water. Service is very good. They did recently change the menu, so we are limited in our choices. Prices also went up but the at is understandable. Would like to see more healthy choice appetizers on the menu and more salads.

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Elle
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Pompano Beach Boat Parade. Best seat in the house. Delicious crafted cocktails.

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DouglasL
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , we ordered Apps and dinner which were great . Great atmosphere. Had a great experience.

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luv2eat
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were not confortable with all waiters not wearing masks & our waiter stood over us too close. We will not be going back to this restaurant even though we dined here quite often in past years. The food was not as good as it was in the past.

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LaurieV
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in, this hidden jem has all of the staff taking care of you. Almost don't want to review as we love that everyone does not know how great it is, or could be harder to get a great table, outside, with fabulous and attentive staff and wonderful food. This is our second visit and is always on the list when we are in the neighborhood!

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vipFriedoBandito
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Snapper filet is world class

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to Rusty Hook since 2019, and it was just as good as we remembered! Apps and entrees were amazing, and our server Eddie was on top of our service and extremely kind. We’ll be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
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 on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The best seafood dish we had on our whole trip. On the expensive side, considering the casual ambiance, but over all good food.

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DDKKW
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
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
8 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
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, location & music!

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TimB
Fort Lauderdale
7 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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The Rusty Hook Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 332 OpenTable diners.

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