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 .
peanuts, spiced lentils, kimchi, apple bacon chutney
Grilled Sicilian Swordfish Caponata
eggplant, capers, sweet peppers relish
Ahi Tuna Nachos
Spicy Kimchi Slaw, Guacamole, Seasame seeds, Poke sauce
Octopus and pork belly scrumptious - whole baked snapper devine - crab crusted mahi super - Crystal our server was spectacular!
Dinner took forever and acoustics poor. Food was a little salty for my taste.
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.
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!
It’s a great restaurant...must try the coconut shrimp and any fish dish.
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.
The Mahi mahi was excellent. The pork belly and octopus dish is unbeatable.
The menu is creative but accessible - it has something for everyone. The dockside deck makes outdoor dining at sunset a real pleasure.
Very enjoyable. Service not polished
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.
The food was great!
Excellent food, atmosphere and service
what a great restaurant right on the intercoastal
Will definitely go back
First time there. Good food, great atmosphere outside with the live music, good service. Will definitely be going back.
Food and presentation was great! Will definitely go back.
The drinks were amazing! Great food excellent service.
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!
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.
Great snapper filet, nice eating environment watching boats
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
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!
The meatballs appetizer was great and the Buffalo cauliflower appetizer was amazing.
Enjoyed appetizers and drinks with a beautiful water view.
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.
Everything was great. Great view of the water.
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
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here. The food was great. The ambiance & atmosphere were fantastic. We will be back for a 2nd visit.
Great food, great social distancing, would return ! !
Great food, service and atmosphere.
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!
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!
Little pricey (when a veggie burger is $20) but everything else was great
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!
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.
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.
We had a great dinner outside by the water. We both enjoyed our dinners. We're happy to see the Rusty Hook opened again.
Great thank you. Great bar, great dining, great evening. Great.
Restaurant location, drinks and service was nice but to me the food was subpar.
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
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.
Very good food. Large portions (i.e., no need for a appetizer). Great service. Wonderful location (on intercostal).
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.