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Rusty Rudder

113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
+1 302-227-3888
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
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“clams” (21 reviews)
“roast beef” (6 reviews)
“monkfish” (8 reviews)
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113 Dickinson Street & The Bay, Dewey Beach, DE 19971-2403
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Reviewed yesterday

Rusty Rudder was right next door to our hotel, and was exactly what we were looking for--a casual, beachy feel, with summer drinks like the Watermelon Crush, and summer food - steamed clams were great as was a tuna poke salad. Kids had steak, chicken...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been coming here since I was a child and now bringing my children. It’s a great experience with gorgeous views and delicious food. Sad there are no more Dewey Devils but still the same great relaxing atmosphere! Will be back again for sure!

Thank AshtonENK
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve been here before (last year) and it was all awesome. We decided to make a trek up while visiting Bethany with our kids and the food was ok but the service was miserable. We got there on Monday evening just about 6pm. The restaurant...More

Thank Stevie G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Love hanging out at the Rudder cause it's right on the bay. Their big deck often has live music and probably the best sunsets in Dewey.

Thank ehbeer4
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was as expected... no one disappointed. Only wish we had left room for the $5 unlimited ice cream bar (only soft)! Great ambiance....sat on deck with nice bay view. Will definitely go back!

Thank ConstructiveCritic
Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a Rusty Rutter, the food was not bad, but it is no longer a buffet. We were told outside, by an employee, the price of seafood went up and they could not stay open as a buffet. The night before we...More

Thank johol714
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I showed up for a late dinner here. The food was pretty solid but it was clearly apparent to us this was primarily a late night party spot and the food service was not important. Our service was slow because they were...More

Thank dstadunc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed across the street at the Hyatt and were told this was sort of an icon at Dewey Beach so we had to try it. I am sure it's a fabulous place for drinks and the band scene. Their view from their deck is...More

1  Thank Enzalina
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

No cover charge to get in and live music means it couldn't be too bad. Depending on who the live music is would dictate how good the whole night was. They were fine when we were there.

Thank Reingding13
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We sat at the bar outside on an April evening. It was a little cool out, but a beautiful view. A 2 person band was just finishing up. The bartender was attentive and made a good cosmopolitan. We had the pretzels and a basket of...More

Thank Elizabeth H
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Questions & Answers
10 July 2017|
Response from gusvour | Reviewed this property |
yes. there are.
21 May 2017|
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Response from KG106 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so, but it is totally worth the price.
23 October 2016|
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Response from rndygit | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see a buffet but then again we ate on the outside deck. Not sure if they even have a season as such
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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