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The Rusty Hook Tavern, Pompano Beach, FL

The Rusty Hook Tavern

4.6
4.6
520 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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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (954) 941-2499

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ned Jaouhar

  • Private party facilities

    prix fix menu and private rooms

  • Neighborhood

    Pompano Beach

  • Cross street

    east atlantic and riverside dr

  • Parking details

    in addition to valet, a public parking lot across the street is also available , parking meters accept cash and credit cards also by app.

  • Public transit

    Inside Sands Harbor Resort and Marina.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 520 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Healthy

  • Fort Lauderdale East

    Scenic View

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  1. JW

    JimW

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant is located right on the water and provides a great view. The food was excellent and service knowledgeable and timely
  2. CC

    CCKen

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. In the water, great view. The manager and staff could not be nicer.
  3. TL

    TimmerLovesFood

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at the Rusty Hook several times and we are never disappointed. I love the Brussels sprouts app. I had the pork shank last night and it was fall off the bone delicious. My wife had ribs and Mom had the snapper. Dad ordered the pork porterhouse and cleaned his plate.
  4. C

    lyndaC

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lentil soup House salad & Moroccan snapper
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience. At bit on a pricey side, but very good food and service
  6. CR

    CynthiaR

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, dinner at Rusty Hook was a very enjoyable experience. Our waiter, Johnny, was knowledgeable about the menu and gave us time to choose our meals without being rushed. He was friendly and fun. And the food was very good and the view can’t be beat.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    To much noise for a date we couldn’t hear each other
  8. E

    Elaine

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was fantastic. 4 of us had different fish and each one was prepared perfectly. And Johnny was the best waiter
  9. SF

    SFLmom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Very nice place, beautiful view and the staff very courteous, friendly and polite. I ordered a Coconut Thai Mojito and it was very sweet. We ordered the shrimp and calamari appetizer and it was good. However the mahi with crab I ordered was not very warm and it was dry not much flavor to it. The rice was instant rice (I couldn't eat it) and it was pricey at $36 for my plate. I love the ambiance and the view and will be back but will definitely hope the kitchen rethinks the rice and keeps the mahi covered so it doesn't dry out.
  10. DW

    DebbieW

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. The GM was exceptionally friendly and welcoming! The staff was professional. The bartender actually put alcohol in the drinks. The food was delish!! Sorry this the first time we are getting here but guaranteed it won’t be the last!
  11. TJ

    TedJ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice location with friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Prices are just a tad high for what is offered but not terrible. One of our group ordered fish and chips (normally fried fish served with French fries) and was totally shocked when the generous serving of fish was accompanied by potato chips not fries.
  12. BG

    BuckeyeGal

    Columbus

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Highly recommend! Delicious food, great service & awesome atmosphere!
  13. JS

    JackS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We tried this as a new local restaurant in a place we regularly visit. It’s website looked inviting. Check in was very personable. The restaurant had a wide drink selection and a varied menus, especially when specials were explained. It did take a while for our server to touch base with us, but one of the managers checked on us and got us connected. In the meantime, we enjoyed a beautiful view of the water way with many docked boats. The atmosphere was very comfortable for waiting to get service. Our service staff was personable and took good care of us. The meal was delicious with ample portions and delicious sides. We were too full for desert.
  14. A

    Anniversarydinner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere for a romantic dinner. Quality of food and service made for a nice relaxing evening. Drinks are top shelf and with an innovative twist on rum punch.
  15. B

    Brnfoodie

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    We spent 5 days in the area taking advantage of the amazing restaurants. Unfortunately, with so many fresh seafood choices in a 5 block radius - we would suggest elsewhere… potentially good for happy hour. The atmosphere has potential but music was constantly competing with the out door restaurant next door. The location is beautiful. Our service left a little to be desired - attentive but more of a salesman.
  16. K

    Kiki

    Naples

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good food…waiter was attentive and friendly…great location.
  17. JD

    JoDA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great restaurant! We sat on the west patio and watched the large yachts and the sunset. The food, as always, was superb.
  18. m

    mars

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was raining and the outside was closed but we had reservations inside. As a very discriminating foodie family, we loved it all. The ambience is comfortable and visually interesting, the food outstanding, the wait staff exuberant and attentive- our whole family had no complaints at all. Do go you won’t be disappointed.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Wanted to get some nice seafood, and wasn’t able to, really bad server, I ordered a starter and was told it would be ready with the main course which it wasn’t, was told my starter was forgotten by the horrible server🤷🏻‍♀️ If you want a good seafood and service, don’t waste your time going to this place
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wedding Anniversary: Everyone was very personable and did everything possible to make the visit worth the trip. Good food, light hearted and professional staff. We have dinner there annually during our retreat at Pompano Beach. We have referred others as well.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great service overall. A little delayed with our server at times but management and other team members stepped in and it was a great night. Food was very good although limited menu . Large portions
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Outside table selection was very tight and uncomfortable. Food was good but overpriced with substitutions without notice. Red snapper was riddled with bones so caution there. Better places for the money…
  23. D

    Dani2015

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Everything cooked with lemon. Too much lemon. Had the crab crusted mahi and I was not a fan. The lemon was over powering, the rice was average at best. So subbing anything, no changes. For the price I can go to better in very close proximity.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always come here when in Fort Lauderdale and it never disappoints. Tonight we had a new appetizer lamb kafta and it was amazing! Please leave this on the menu. For dinner we both had the mahi mahi with topped with crab and shrimp, again absolutely delicious 😋 Can’t wait to come back in December
  25. PE

    PhilEdiner

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal and excellent service. It was a Sunday night and they had run out of some menu items but what we ate was fantastic. Not sure the artichoke dip needed crushed Cheetos but we still enjoyed it. The seafood was amazing - we all enjoyed our entrees immensely. Totally stuffed so we skipped dessert.
  26. TS

    TheresaS

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view, great food and friendly service.
  27. IS

    IvanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The stay was excellent but the food was ok but I recommend the place
  28. AL

    AngeloL

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    Very nice place on the intercostal, very very friendly, accommodating staff, great quality, we found the flavors to be incredibly strong and over bearing, we had the Brussels Sprouts to start, the sauce was so bitter and lacked balance that we couldn’t finish, the Pork Porter house alone was cooked perfectly but the sauce that accompanied was so strong that we literally had to scrape it off, the fried Grouper platter, was plentiful but the fries were so over seasoned and salty with an old bay type of seasoning that they couldn’t be eaten there was something in the breading that left an unpleasant aftertaste, We will try this place again but we will ask for all sauces on the side
  29. ES

    EileenS

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best yellowtail snapper. Delicious and fresh. Steak done perfectly. Excellent cocktails.
  30. JB

    JamesB

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food....amazing service.....highly recommend!
  31. LS

    LindaS

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was spectacular
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place - this place should have a line out the door
  33. b

    bazbaz65

    Jacksonville

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a rainy evening so we had no trouble with great seating for a nice view. The food was absolutely delicious and we are looking forward to returning someday.
  34. r

    robertb

    Fort Lauderdale

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Only problem, when sitting outside you hear the music (loud) from the tiki bar next store. But everything else overcomes that.
  35. G

    Geoff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around. We were very happy with this choice.
  36. K

    Kyou

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best place in Pompano. Real food made with fresh ingredients by a real chef !!! Amazing location.
  37. J

    Jazzyb

    Fort Lauderdale

    293 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    293 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been remodeled since were there. Much nicer.
  38. BD

    BrianD

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very quaint and beautiful location. The service and food are fantastic!
  39. AJ

    AnthonyJames

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  40. LO

    LivingOnTheBeach

    Fort Lauderdale

    109 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    109 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend the following appetizers AHI TUNA CRUDO and cauliflower bites. Both fresh and the cauliflower was not fried as often is the case. The tuna beautifully presented and fresh. We shared the blackened branzino. Large enough for 2 with appetizers and very fresh and delicious tasting preparation.

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You can order delivery directly from The Rusty Hook Tavern using the Order Online button. The Rusty Hook Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 941-2499.

The Rusty Hook Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 520 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Rusty Hook Tavern

125 N Riverside Dr, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    east atlantic and riverside dr

  • Neighborhood

    Pompano Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    in addition to valet, a public parking lot across the street is also available , parking meters accept cash and credit cards also by app.

  • Public transit

    Inside Sands Harbor Resort and Marina.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Ned Jaouhar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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