We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Rusty Duck

€€ - €€€American,
723 Marshall St, Dexter, IA 50070-1031
+1 515-789-4142
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribeye” (11 reviews)
“onion rings” (14 reviews)
All hours
American, Bar
€€ - €€€
723 Marshall St, Dexter, IA 50070-1031
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (61)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 61 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reservation for a Saturday night for a group of 10. Circumstances dictated that we were going to be late. A phone call to the Rusty Duck was all it took, They pushed our reservation back one half hour and accommodated us without...More

Thank Todd S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for fancy, overpriced chain restaurants, then stay in Des Moines. If you're looking for a slice of rural America with Comfort, charm and good people, then the Rusty Duck is for you. We had a meatball appetizer and some mushrooms, both were...More

Thank mojozenguy
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My son and I were traveling across Iowa on our way home from the Omaha area. I did a 'nearby' search for food about 20 miles from Dexter and this place popped up as the #1 of 1 place to eat in Dexter... I started...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

It's worth trying , lotsa raves about this place. Be prepared to wait in line, I had to when I was there on a Saturday night. it's small and sometime crowded

Thank timh8u
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We drove about 45 minutes to try the Rusty Duck with our two boys and or friends and their two boys. We had fortunately made a reservation, because the place was packed. The boys all got chicken nugget kids meals. Each came with ten nuggets,...More

Thank I0wa_Family_Traveler
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Rusty Duck. Upscale restaurant with a small town charm that will appeal to anyone. The ambiance of the restaurant made me feel like I was at Cheer's where everyone may have known my name. My brother and I were camping in Adel and although I...More

Thank tenniskill
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Four of us went here for dinner. Two of us had burgers and two of us had pork loin. The burgers were awesome, cooked to perfection and the fries were great too. The pork loins were tender, juicy and very tasty. Portions were very generous....More

1  Thank Lakerfantoo
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were there last Friday night I had heard a lot of good comments by friends and patrons. We drove from NE Tennessee all thought I grew up just east of there. We ordered the 15 oz sirloin burger Ultimate Holy Cow it was huge...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Had reservations with group. Drove up and was kinda wondering what we got into BUT when all was over ...EXCELLENT STEAK. I would definetely eat here again!!

Thank netime-allthetime
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

From the outside it may not look like much but the food was outstanding! I had a Black & Blue Ribeye. It was made to perfection and worth every penny. We were in a large group an the appetizers & food arrived in a timely...More

Thank southhavenfamilycg
Nearby Restaurants
Los Altos Mexican Restaurant
31 reviews
7.72 km away
11 reviews
7.82 km away
18 reviews
7.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
Drew's Chocolates
9 reviews
.48 km away
White Pole Road
10 reviews
7.54 km away
Raccoon River Valley Trail
12 reviews
8.59 km away
Iowa Aviation Museum & Hall of Fame
13 reviews
12.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Rusty Duck staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Marshall St, Dexter, IA 50070-1031
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dexter
  • Phone Number: +1 515-789-4142
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing