The Rusty Hook Tavern

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$30 and under
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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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JavyPepe
Miami
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus and pork belly scrumptious - whole baked snapper devine - crab crusted mahi super - Crystal our server was spectacular!

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ArleneB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service1ambience2

Dinner took forever and acoustics poor. Food was a little salty for my taste.

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vipIanS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Not what I expected from looking at the pictures. Zero ambience. The patio area was very old looking, and the tables and chairs were hard and uncomfortable. The server was rushed and seemed bothered when we asked a question. With my dinner, I wanted to substitute my rice for fries and was told the owners don’t like to substitute. I was able to but had to substitute both sides for one order of fries. My wife had a mahi crusted with crab meat. Less than impressive it was more like celery with a little bit of crab meat baked on top of a dry piece of fish. I ordered the whole fried snapper the fish was fresh and cooked good, but overall not impressed with the meal. Not going back for a second chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was above and beyond- and it was our first time. SO—- I will be doing this several times over and I am so thankful for the amazing staff!

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InesC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It’s a great restaurant...must try the coconut shrimp and any fish dish.

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Sunriser2015
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious staring with charred octopus and pork belly appetizer, salad with fresh avocado and onion, grilled whole snapper and blackened corvina. Dessert was a key lime martini...yum. The ambience was peaceful, quiet, you could carry on a conversation with yelling over music and crowd noise. Would definitely dine again. Not sure when we're out of phase 1 if this restaurant would be as quiet. Enjoyed my experience there.

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PhillipB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mahi mahi was excellent. The pork belly and octopus dish is unbeatable.

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LisaP
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is creative but accessible - it has something for everyone. The dockside deck makes outdoor dining at sunset a real pleasure.

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JackO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very enjoyable. Service not polished

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JosephA
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined here with a friend that lives in Pompano Beach. I loved every aspect of this place, whether is was the food, the service, or the atmosphere. Made a reservation since places in the area were filling up and after we cashed out, they reopened a tab so that we could have drink while waiting out the rain. When I return to the area I will not hesitate to come back and dine there.

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Keena
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service
what a great restaurant right on the intercoastal
Will definitely go back

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vipDGDG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Good food, great atmosphere outside with the live music, good service. Will definitely be going back.

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KimZ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was great! Will definitely go back.

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JamieI
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks were amazing! Great food excellent service.

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JNBoogie
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this place. The food is always made fresh and tastes amazing. You have to try the pork belly appetizer. It simply melts in your mouth. The flavor combinations the chef puts together are excellent because you can still
Taste the individual flavors rather than just one melded flavor. Love the ambience and dining on the water. It’s a great place for a quiet date or a family get together. Bring your appetite!

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vipmikek
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karim was an amazing waiter/manager. We got there and our outside reservation had been cancelled as we were late however they accommodated us and we sat inside. Service was good. Food was great. Prices were very reasonable.

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JimBo
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great snapper filet, nice eating environment watching boats

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

So don’t let this place fool you on the outside. It looks like a dockside dive with the normal fare. However the food is anything but normal. It was excellent and served perfectly. From Smoked St. Louis ribs to blackened wahoo. It was delicious. The chef knows what he/ she is doing and it shows.

The waiter had a different table side manner. However by the end of the evening. Even he has lightened up and was having a good time. Overall this was excellent for sure

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ANAP
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The food was not good at all and it was very expensive comparing for the quality of the food. The restaurant was kind of dirty and eating outside was unbearable. The bottom of the restaurant is a pool and a patio cafeteria from the hotel next to the restaurant and the noise and the drinkers don’t allow us not even hear the same person on our own table. Right on the bottom of us , there were people arguing and saying bad words. Bad experience . First and last time!

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MrJamJam
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meatballs appetizer was great and the Buffalo cauliflower appetizer was amazing.

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vipStevenE
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed appetizers and drinks with a beautiful water view.

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StevenF
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy this restaurant so much. The location on the water makes it special and the food Chef Ned prepares is at of this world The many choices on the menu you cant go wrong with.Always look forward to my next visit to Rusty Hook for a great meal.

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Mickeyfl
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Great view of the water.

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RichardW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu during these strange times but there was enough to choose from and whatever we ate was delicious. Service was wonderful....no coffee for dessert but we still appreciate all the efforts of the restaurant to keep this as normal as they can during this pandemic. Everyone was wearing masks...outside tables all socially distant and everythingseemed to be well sanitized. We will go back

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RobC
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. The food was great. The ambiance & atmosphere were fantastic. We will be back for a 2nd visit.

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NigelW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great social distancing, would return ! !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had caught our own dinner earlier that day. The chef came up with a wonderful meal that was beyond our expectations! Truly impressed all around with service and food!

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CarrieD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rusty Hook is one of our go-to restaurants for a fantastic meal by the water. The seafood is so fresh and the preparations are always interesting and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Little pricey (when a veggie burger is $20) but everything else was great

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JennC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We choose to sit outside in late June for dinner and they had fans going so it felt great. Right on the water with a great view, music and a pool. Highly recommend for a date night!

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DebbieH
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a consistently good restaurant. The food is always delicious with an outstanding presentation on the plate. The service is always friendly and attentive. It is our go to place when we have out of town company because we know everyone will enjoy their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food and environment was awesome! However, the server was rude and condescending. He made it clear that he didn’t want to be there and was not friendly whatsoever. I visit pompano beach often and probably will not return due to the unfortunate experience.

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BarbaraL
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner outside by the water. We both enjoyed our dinners. We're happy to see the Rusty Hook opened again.

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BobF
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thank you. Great bar, great dining, great evening. Great.

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Amber
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Restaurant location, drinks and service was nice but to me the food was subpar.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Charming place on the water. Vibe is energetic but a little weird as there's a mix of people there for fancy dinners and random people partying at the neighboring bars. Food is very good and the price is fair. I would def go back

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MicheleM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was friendly, fun and provided us with excellent customer service! The sunset view from our table was amazing. The food was even better. Brussel sprouts appetizer was among the best we have had. We had fish, salads and steaks for main dishes. The NY strip steak was melt in your mouth. The fish was prepared perfectly. I highly recommend either the chocolate or espresso martini. Both were delightful. Caramel cake & lemon cake were an excellent way to finish the night.

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NormanL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Large portions (i.e., no need for a appetizer). Great service. Wonderful location (on intercostal).

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The Rusty Hook Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 61 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.