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The Rusty Rudder

4.3
191 reviews
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$30 and under
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Low Country
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About

The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant serves chef crafted Lowcountry cuisine offering something for everyone including house smoked BBQ, award winning wings, pasta, local seafood, oysters, steak and more. Whether you’re looking for a delicious dinner, happy hour, live music, a friendly place to catch a game or just a great family friendly atmosphere The Rusty Rudder is your go to spot in Mt. Pleasant.

Whether you’re a local or just passing through The Rusty Rudder Mt. Pleasant gives you a true laid back local experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Low Country, South Carolina, Southern
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Hours of operation
Open daily at 11am
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Phone number
(843) 388-3177
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Park West Blvd.
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Parking details
Plenty of on-site parking with limited spaces in the front of restaurant but numerous spaces in the back of the restaurant. Please enter to the right side of parking lot for additional parking.
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Entertainment
Please check out our Website or Facebook page for the artist line-ups.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Was pleasantly surprised. I had not been here in a few years. The food was very good and our service was great. Will definitely be back.

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Cbhere (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Our entire party was impressed on all levels with dining experience at the Rusty Rudder. We will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Was pleasantly surprised as I haven't been there for ages. Nice Southern menu...mac & cheese wonderful. I'll be back as the prices very reasonable. Make reservations!!

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vipBigGreek (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on November 1, 2017

The menu on the website was totally different that the one at the restaurant. Mostly sandwiches and not much local fare. No fresh fish and just kinda plain Jane. A better menu would serve this restaurant well. Good service , nice location but ordinary food

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was terrible and service was not anybetter. I should have known it was not gonna be a good night when the hostess said we don't do reservations and I don't even know how you would make a reservation.

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vipElaine57 (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely love the Saturday oyster roast. Music was good oysters were good Brunswick stew was excellent. Love the selection of draft beers.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

We had a wonderful meal last week at the Rusty Rudder. I ordered the Salmon special over ravioli in a squash and greens cream sauce. Delish! It was cooked perfectly and the flavors melded so well together. My husband had the Blackened Salmon Alfredo and he loved it! It had a good kick to it. The waitress said that the heat could be adjusted too. Our friends ordered the fillet and one of the Mac and Cheese skillets. I had a bite of the fillet and it was delicious. It was a generous portion size too. She took a piece home with her. Our other friend liked the Mac and cheese skillet that he ordered. All in all it was a great evening. Good company and great meals at a fair price. Looking forward to returning soon.

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vipJanet (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

My party’s reservations was set for 1: 00 pm on a Sunday. The restaurant wasn’t full when we arrived. We sat outside. The seating was comfortable and the view was very nice. Our drink order was taken immediately. However, at 1:25 pm, (after sitting for an extended amount of time) our server came to get our order. (I had to literally flag her down.) Our food arrived sometime after 2:00 p.m.

I ordered from the regular menu. The brisket cheese steak sandwich was WONDERFUL! The rest of the table ordered from the Brunch Menu. None of them were over thrilled with their meal.

My experience was not the best for any of us on this day. Regardless, I will return! This is not my first visit to The Rusty Rudder. It is a good restaurant.

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vipRuss (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food service was exceptional everything was great as always

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Great meal, great staff. If coming from Charleston it’s a little out of the way with regards driving distance but well worth the drive.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife has a terminal illness and has a hard time making decisions and conveying her thoughts. The waitress was very patient and gave us plenty of attention. I wish I could remember her name because she was very good to us. Wonderful food and a great outdoor patio.

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CharlestonBob (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Upon arrival, several ladies stood ready to take us to our table. A two-man band entertains on many nights and we were taken to a seat up front. Drinks were served, we gave our order and food arrived in a few short minutes but we were not rushed. The table and service made us feel special. The food was good, the second least expensive wine was just fine, and the service was timely and friendly. We savored the wine, music, and atmosphere until we were ready to leave. An excellent experience, with good food that's easy on the wallet. A great entertainment value.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Great food, live music, beautiful atmosphere . Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
3.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

It was okay.

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Dorsey (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Both food and service is consistently very good. Has dining options for both indoor and outdoor along with live music outdoors. One of our favorite neighborhood place to go for a great meal.

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eeroper (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was delicious as always and Michael, our serve, was fabulous!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Always enjoy the R/R, great dirty Martini😊 Service is always great. Looking forward to cooler weather to be able to enjoy the beautiful outside patio.

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vipGoodEats36 (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

Tried out the Rusty Rudder based on reviews and also just wanting to try something different. The restaurant was quite busy on its patio, but not that busy inside. They didn't seem to have enough servers and our waitress was running around like mad to keep up - hats off to her though, she did a great job on taking care of us. Had the crab dip, which was warm - just didn't taste that great and had a lot of shell pieces in it; main courses were the special which was lobster and shrimp gnocchi and shrimp and grits. My wife enjoyed the shrimp and grits for the most part, but I was disappointed with the gnocchi. The idea was great but the execution was flawed. Most of the gnocchi was burned on the bottom, and the lobster was rubbery and very overdone. I would have overlooked that, except two mains and crab dip without any alcohol was 80 bucks. Won't be going back; there's just too many great places to go in Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Calamari was not very good but the mac and cheese was! Loved our server Michael and the live music and dog friendly environment.

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AandA (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

We truly enjoyed a special meal with family members. Having a reservation was helpful. We were expected, graciously welcomed, and served our delicious meals!

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