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Rusty Rudder

113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
+1 302-227-3888
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good30%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible16%
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113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One my favorite places in Dewey, Delaware.... awesome sunsets too! During our last visit the band played a song for my sister .... it was her birthday.

Thank pamgallup
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had both seafood pots and both were excellent. Maybe corn was not excellent, but seafood was! They brought water for our girl, Myah Joy, and later a plain hamburger ($10). The price for the hamburger seemed a little steep, but they did an awesome job...More

Thank Rob17578
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven’t been to the Rusty Rudder in man6 years and thought we’d try it for dinner one evening. It is a good place to just have a beverage I think because our dining experience was disappointing. The Rockfish fingers were better than the $32. Each...More

Thank BlueMarble241
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Rusty Rudder did an awesome job of accommodating our group of over 90 guys. We had cocktail hour on the outside deck at the back bar and simple hors d'oeuvres were provided. We had arranged for the members to have 3 choices for dinner....More

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I hope our next visit is just as pleasant as our first! We were down at Dewey for a day with our dogs and wanted to grab some food before hitting the road. We love that would could take our dogs with us to the...More

Thank bfelty9
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Nothing to write home about just about average. Live band was so so not much going on more guys than girls

Thank darylkleiman
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This place is all about location and beautiful views looking over Rehoboth Bay. Our food was good but a bit pricey. We enjoyed the live music as we ate.

Thank WindingBrookFarm
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We were in Dewey just after Labor Day and had dinner at the Rusty Rudder. It was a perfect night and the breeze off the bay was sublime. There was a large group at the bar and live music, which was fun. I found the...More

1  Thank hushboy1
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Paid $13 for a cheeseburger and a bag of chips. I thought for the price the chips would be at least homemade. The bun was soft and soggy. The cream of crab soup tasted like it was out of a can. We asked for ketchup...More

Thank carlbA972EX
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Our family of 7 went for yearly vacation Buffet, they have it no more. I ordered fish tacos, two Tacos and bag of chips, poor. One ordered Salmon dinner, did not want baked potato, asked for coleslaw instead. Charged us $2.50 extra for Slaw, but...More

Thank X393LIroberte
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charlie c
20 October 2018|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I have been meeting family in Dewey Beach for a week during the summer for many years and this year the nightly buffet at the Rusty Rudder that we looked forward to was gone. They said that the nightly buffet was... More
Kim B
3 July 2018|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
I was originally from Maryland so if you are talking about steamed blue crabs I do not believe that they have steamed blue crabs on their menu. They do have steamed crab legs. For Maryland style steamed blue crabs try the... More
10 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dewey Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 302-227-3888
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Waterfront restaurant with outdoor deck and entertainment. Dining inside or out. Beautiful sunsets.
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