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The Rusty Duck

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American, Bar
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723 Marshall St, Dexter, IA 50070-1031
+1 515-789-4142
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17:00 - 12:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 12:00
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Gray, Tennessee
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262 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 cooked to order the best burger we have ever had. If you haven't been there... More 

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Modoc, Indiana
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Thank netime-allthetime
South Haven
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 fashion. Definitely would go there again.

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Iowa
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We drove about a half hour to get here and honesty, I would have driven much farther for this! The food was absolutely outstanding. I was there with one other person and we each had the ultimate cheeseburger. My guest had the homie fries and I had the onion rings. This is the way food should be!! It was sooooo... More 

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Dexter, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's all good...ITS ALL GOOD! From the prize hamburger with fixings that nearly require another plate..to pastas and steaks. Be sure to get the pile of homemade onion rings. They have a top chef. They seat quite a few folks but if you're stopping in at a dinner hour you'd might call and reserve a table. Yup it's that good.... More 

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Dexter, Iowa
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and the food is always wonderful. The portions are large and well worth the money. The cheeseburgers are 14 oz. of chopped steak and are amazing. They will charge you an extra plate charge if you plan on splitting a meal....so don't be surprised by it and I totally understand why they do it.... More 

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Thank Alicat22c
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Located approximately a half hour west of Des Moines, Iowa, in the town of Dexter, The Rusty Duck is well known for its steak and hamburgers. In 2011, the restaurant was awarded the honor of best hamburger in the State of Iowa. For those who enjoy a great steak or hamburger, The Rusty Duck is worth a visit. Dexter is... More 

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Winterset, Iowa
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116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

As a birthday treat we always choose a new place to try, so having heard about the rusty duck i chose to go there. It turned out to be a small town bar/restaurant which seemed to be a good choice. They had a few specials listed in the entrance, but we just glanced at them because they seemed a little... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered an Italian chicken Alfredo dinner and a pork tenderloin sandwich. Both were excellent. The service was super. We were asked to move to another table when a large group came in. We were then given a round of free drinks for doing so. The blueberry Moscow Mule was wonderful. This is our second trip to this restaurant and... More 

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Vinton, Iowa
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of 10 and had made reservations the week before. A unique experience and definitely worth a trip. Huge portions, we could have shared either of our meals and would have had plenty to eat. There is a $5 charge for shared meals / dinners, so we ended up with our own meals and took half... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 12:00
Thursday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?