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“great food, casual atmosphere”

Rustic Inn Crabhouse
Ranked #82 of 1,471 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Whenever my sister comes to visit, this is where she wants to go! This place has been around for at least 30 years or more since I used to bring my kids here as a reward. Great seafood, I love the crab buckets! Pound on the table with mallets, and make a mess. It's a casual atmosphere, and the service is usually as good as the food. I gave it four stars because you may have to wait for a table and as far as I know they don't take reservations unless its a large party. This is a different place also in that it feels like they just kept adding on and adding on rooms, you will walk through a whole bunch of different rooms and added on areas to get to your table. The prices are pretty expensive too, be prepared because seafood is not cheap. It's not higher than anywhere else, but this is what you're going there for, so make it a special occasion and be prepared to spend some money.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Food was awesome. The portion is great. The restaurant is clean. The staff is very polite. The price is good

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

I don’t think the food was all that great, just the typical norm high price just because it’s sea food. You can get much better else where

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Our flight got canceled so we had to stay over. We got a recommendation to go here for dinner. They offered a free pick up service from out hotel. The food was amazing! We had ribs, lobster roll,fried shrimp, and flounder. Every meal was delicious even though busy the service was great too. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I would recommend coming here before dinner. Dinner is busy and loud and you will wait at least 20 minutes before your drink order is taken. It’s definitely an informal dining experience. Potato side dish was underdone both times we came. Veggie selection is sparse. Mahi Mahi was delicious and the garlic crab was tasty. All in all, the food was good but there are other places that have great food and a little better service.

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