The Rusty Hook Tavern
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 .
Daily Whole Fish
Served Whole, Head, Tail and all, Grilled with Lemon caper sauce or Fried with sweet chill Glaze
Yellow Tail Snapper Fillet
Grilled, lemon caper sauce
Crispy Brussel Sprouts
bacon, balsamic, cashew tahini crema, raisin
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?
Friendly staff, good food, great views, good drinks. Joe took great care of us,
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.
Great location and food!
The reservation process was easy
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!
Best restaurant in pompano!!!
Some of the very best tasting food every!! We definitely love this restaurant!!
Great service Music was a little loud but ok
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
I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. I was not expecting the food to taste so dang delicious. This place is a gem and a must try. Nice views on the water and we enjoyed the music that the dj was playing next door at the hotel. Highly recommend!
Beautiful view outside. Nice staff. Good food.
Birthday celebration! Great service’ food was delicious and great love music
Amazing fresh fish dinners, great flavor and tasty. Kon was an outstanding waiter and very attentive. Will definitely go back!
It was good. I felt like the food price could have better
The Brussel sprouts were saturated in soy sauce and some other sauce and there was a long hair in our bang bang shrimp which were too fried anyway. The tuna was good though.
Food was excellent
Enjoyable atmosphere along with very good food and ambience. The server was very nice and helpful........
Kadi, our server was great. The food was fresh and seasoned really well. Overall great experience!
The steak was amazing . The potatoes was great. It was quiet in a good way
Excellent seafood prepared in a variety of ways. Along with several choices for landlovers. My friend enjoyed the surf and turf. The brusselsprouts appetizer was delicious.
Everything was super good except for this one loud woman at the table next to us. I wish that someone from the staff would tell her something. But the place itself was really good!
Food was excellent! Service even better! Highly recommend Rusty Hook for a wonderful dining experience. Outside seating was a great option.
We sat outside, great view but really too many flies once the Entrees came...Not sure what can be done but it would put us off coming here again..
We eat at Waterfront Restaurants every week & have never had this issue to such an extent...spoilt what was a nice meal with very good service
I absolutely love the rusty hook tavern. The ambiance is spectacular whether sitting inside our outside. The food is phenomenal. The owner brings all of his amazing Moroccan spices directly from morocco and grind them so the food is out of this world.
We ate inside and it was fantastic! However, the live music outside is unreasonably LOUD! So if your looking for conversation book inside. If you’re looking for entertainment book outside. Either way depending on what your need it’s a fantastic restaurant!!! Food is AMAZING!
Pricey but food and view are amazing. We will be back 👍
The food is always fresh and we have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered. We have tried most of the dishes and love their appetizers. We have been sitting outside mostly and enjoying the beautiful water views. The service is what you expect from a fine restaurant. Our server Kadie, is attentive and sweet. I highly recommend the Rusty Hook Tavern!!!!
A great find in the Fort Lauderdale area. Good food and service are outside and enjoyed the yachts coming in to dock.
Ambiance and food worth the price. Looking forward to going again
Great food and the service was lovely. A bit loud.
Need Stella , Mich Ultra and Bud Light offerings.
Very good. Chocolate lava cake was worth returning for.
Delicious food, excellent service, our waitress Kathy was very personable. I highly recommend just about everything but the Mediterranean Lamb shank is the bomb.
Terrific restaurant …. Yes a nice location on the water … boats to watch, etc. But the food is a real surprise … not
Just good, but some very special. Some have Moroccan spices that add something …. The whole Snapper in both
Ways … fried or grilled is remarkable . And so the the 1/2 chicken …. Salads with house dressing … and some amazing desserts … especially the lava cake …. Very much a worth to enjoy!
Absolutely amazing!! Great experience. Had the fried snapper….magnifique! Can’t wait to visit again. The music too. You’ve gotta go!
As always the food was superb, service was amazing and drinks were delicious! Several of our friends had the dinner special. The Crispy Octpus and Porkbelly and Ahi Pome Nachos were so delicious! The corvina filet with shrimp and clams in champagne sauce was so good! Everything was just excellent!
Great service, vibe, view and fresh fish. All the food was high quality
We always have a wonderful dining experience here. Chef Ned is just amazing. We will be back!
Great view, good service, great food
The view of the Intracoastal is fantastic. We saw large yachts come through the bridge and a lovely sunset. We had fresh caught cobia and our server was a fisherman who told us all about the fish. The chef worked with my gluten allergy. Our only complaint was that it was quite warm in the restaurant.
The Rusty Hook Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 941-2499.
The Rusty Hook Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 274 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.