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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

) #34 of 1,034 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
4331 Anglers Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
+1 954-584-1637
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (482 reviews)
“seafood” (378 reviews)
“dungeness” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4331 Anglers Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I used to ove this place. To be fair it has been a while since my last visit however I was stunned at the prices for the amount given. I work at a very popular restaurant and know the price of crabs and these were...More

Thank carey c
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I searched this place out on TripAdvisor after I tried to get into various beach restaurants where the hostesses were too busy chatting or on their phones. The beachfront is a rip off and service is not great. Lucky find here at the Rustic Inn....More

Thank 23Mikey23
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

this was truly the best crab I've ever had. Meaty and hearty, the king crab was amazing (I recommend eating it with a partner). The appetizers and entrees are all amazing, but don't wear fancy clothes or you risk the chance of getting dirty :)

Thank tlizzy17
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful sea food place to eat. A hidden gem. Great for big party off people. Staff id's not pushy. Nice option of eating in or outside by the water. Fresh crab.

Thank Tanya F
Reviewed 3 days ago

Since I'm a native to the area I have eaten here for years. My son finally came with us. It's now his favorite place to eat. We will definitely keep coming back. Food amazing and service is always good.

Thank FenwayFanFlorida
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food was good and the service was good also. You more or less get what you order there but do not order bloody Mary's. They are the worst in the World!! I made it very clear about the importance of a good Bloody Mary...More

Thank Goodfoodjames
Reviewed 5 days ago

Rustic Inn is an old favorite. Main entree is crabs - they have three types. I got the combination which was fabulous and came with boiled potatoes. Service was great. Noisy room. Rustic atmosphere is great. No reservations unless for group of 10+ Get there...More

Thank luggageboston
Reviewed 6 days ago

This Location is a must! Not only for Food also having a typical crabhouse wich is always full. the Atmosphere and Settings are great. Doesn't matter what you eat it is always very good. from 8pm onwards it is tricky to get a table without...More

Thank thomasrF933FN
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've been going to Rustic Inn for almost 15 years and I love their food. The crab is always fresh and the meat is always plump. The parsley potatoes and crab cakes are to die for! And don't forget to ask for extra melted butter.

Thank prettynikki87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at a hotel that was probably a 15-20 minute walk and after the drive we had to get there, the walk would have been better...a lot of road work and what looked to be a washed out overpass made it hard to...More

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We were last there in November (2016) and had to drive around north of the restaurant to find the detour to the Rustic Inn Crabohouse. Fla Hwy Dept. did a terrible job of redirecting traffic to the restaurant, but we found... More
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Response from nosurpriseseater | Reviewed this property |
The last time were were there (November 2016) the bridge at the restaurant was under construction, and didn't appear as though the new bridge was anywhere near completion. Business has been down, as a consequence. I don't... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
11:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4331 Anglers Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-584-1637
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The original Rustic Inn Fort Lauderdale crabhouse began as a roadhouse saloon. As time went by, our hole-in-the-wall Ft Lauderdale crabhouse grew up, keeping with the demand for steamed crabs, seafood, linguini with homemade sauces and other popular dishes. Our World Famous Garlic Crabs are known the world over. We invite you and your family to see what the legend is all about. Enjoy waterfront dining on our dock or in our main dining room. Visit our cocktail lounge and enjoy one of our original frozen drinks.
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