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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

4331 Anglers Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
+1 954-584-1637
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (495 reviews)
“seafood” (388 reviews)
“dungeness” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:45All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4331 Anglers Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-5348
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The hotel front desk recommended this restaurant, which sometimes makes me nervous. As ot turns out, it was an excellent recommendation! The service was top notch, the location was on a ware way and the food was delicious. One of my party had the ribs...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took a coworker here today for lunch. Ive been here several times and it was always good. However, this time, it was absolutely terrible. We ordered the crab lunch special. The crab was overcooked and watery and they were out of the crabs stated on...More

Thank FishinTexan
Reviewed 4 days ago

The mallets really help you get out any pent up rage you might have. I know it helped me feel better, and the crab was fantastic on top of it. Perfect amount of not having to talk to people because it is noisy, and delicious...More

Thank TazmanianDevil516
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went here and were highly disappointed! We came with a lot of family here because of the reviews on trip advisor but they did not deliver! A couple of us got their all you can eat crab and they were over cooked!!! We complained...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 10 years of eating at Rustic Inn when in Town, we still vote them number 1 for best crabs we've ever had. Their garlic butter crabs are the best. Visited before Labor Day, hope they did not get major damage from Irma, they also...More

Thank Kevin and Paule... C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time in this restaurant. We went with friends and one of the couples recommended this place because they go quite often. We were surprised to see that the prices were not matching with the kind of familiar restaurant. It was full...More

Thank alejk2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this place for years, always bring out of town visitors it is fun!! They are known for their garlic sauce and crabs so be prepared to get oily. Make sure you listen to the PA announcements, everyone gets in the...More

Thank Julsky18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I order the lobster tail it come with steam vegetables and potatoes. I also order the chicken tenders, steam vegetables, and fries.The food was tasty, hot and server was fast. Please note this is seafood restaurant prices are expensive $$$ but great to have special...More

Thank lalocadr19
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say enough about my experience here. The place is packed with people who know how good it is so arrive early! I ordered the Calamari and it was the best i had ever had. It was lightly breaded and not even a bit...More

Thank reffz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food, delicious season and combinations. We ate cramb, lobster and shrimp. Everything very good. Not cheap, but considering it is sea food, it was fair enough.

Thank Rodrigo G
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Response from nosurpriseseater | Reviewed this property |
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
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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