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Rustic Inn Seafood Crabhouse

Seafood Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Fort Lauderdale
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  • Michelle S.
    "Get the crab sampler!! enough for 2 people and delicious!"(12 Tips)
    Brad H.
    "The garlic crabs are to die for 👍 Key West shrimp is VERY good."(9 Tips)
    Jeff M.
    "Golden crabs are the best."(6 Tips)
    M T.
    "Best crab legs I've ever had! Got the dungeness."(5 Tips)
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  • Brad H.
    Brad HagerMarch 12, 2016
    FRICK'N AWESOME!! Best crabs I have ever had. Get the crab sampler for two, it's AMAZING!! The garlic crabs are to die for 👍 Key West shrimp is VERY good. Get the cornbread too, very yummy 😄❤️
  • Constantin
    ConstantinJanuary 15
    It is a bit far from downtowns and beaches. But, don't let this deter you! The food is great, and they have waterfront seating. If you craving some seafood, you will be pleasantly surprised here.
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach
    The Rustic Inn is a Fort Lauderdale landmark: After 55 years in business, the cavernous restaurant is still packed daily with folks looking to release their aggression on the backs of blue crabs.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissMarch 21, 2015
    Go crab crazy: get the sampler plate -- big enough for 2 people -- and a crab salad sandwich. Sit outdoors overlooking the canal. And definitely wear a bib.
  • Gwen
    GwenDecember 8, 2012
    What a fun place to eat! We shared a crab sampler and worked very hard and enjoyed every moment. We also shared a bottle of their house wine, woodbridge cabernet. Key lime pie was great, too
  • Jessica
    JessicaMarch 25, 2014
    Stone Claw Crab, Dungenous Crabs, Alaskan King are all amazing. Raw Oysters are huge and fresh (...served properly with horseradish and cocktail sauce). Great seafood, Have fun with the mallets ;)
  • John W.
    John WhalenJuly 5, 2013
    Got the Admiral platter, it was heavenly. Steak was cooked just right, not fatty and the Alaskan King Crab was perfect and plentiful. Great place to have a fun friend or family meal!
  • Gia G.
    OMG... The lunch combo platter is amazing. For $15.99 you get two types of crab, crab cake, fries, cole slaw, and grilled veggies. Stuffed but so worth it! Mmm garlic
  • Greg S.
    Greg SchulzDecember 3, 2013
    Appetizer: Fisherman's Platter. Soup: Conch Chowder. Entree: lobster Fra Diavolo, but only if you're sharing it or you can take home the leftovers, because you WILL have them. Excellent.
  • Jose T.
    Jose TamayoMay 3, 2015
    Alaska King Crab, oysters, all diferent kind of crab yo can think of. Be prepared to get all into the butter and come hungry.
  • Owran G.
    Owran GreenSeptember 20, 2011
    Seafood lovers paradise! The Alaskan King Crabs are mouth watering & very filling. Try the seasoned potatoes & conch fritters, you won't be disappointed. No need dressing up, go casual as you feel.
  • Outside The Box Lifestyle®
    Outside The Box Lifestyle®September 18, 2011
    Seafood lovers paradise! The Alaskan King Crabs are mouth watering & very filling. Try the seasoned potatoes & conch fritters, you won't be disappointed. No need dressing up, go casual as you feel.
  • Wei W.
    Wei WangMarch 12, 2012
    4 ppl, 5 appetizers(fried calamari, fried frog legs, fried alligators, conch and half dozens of oysters), 3 orders of garlic crabs, plus 4 soft drinks and beers = $176.xx...
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleMay 31, 2016
    Enjoy waterfront dining on the dock while savoring world famous garlic crabs. Be sure to check out the kids menu, perfect for family outings!
  • Rachel C.
    Rachel Cano-CooneyNovember 11, 2011
    This is a great place to have seafood, especially crabs! The Garlic Dungeness Crab which they are known for is fantastic!! I would fly back to Ft. Lauderdale just for this!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KlineMarch 24, 2015
    Florida crab claws are in season Oct-May and delicious. Fun fact: when a crab claw is harvested the crab lives on! Goodbye to righty one year then lefty the next. Painful but sustainable!
  • Ayla S.
    Ayla SmithMarch 4, 2015
    Crab, crab and more crab. If you have a serious seafood craving then this is the absolute best place to go !
  • Svetlana G.
    Svetlana GrizanMay 5, 2013
    Very casual place in terms of dress code, but best crab I've ever tasted. Ask the table next to water and don't wear dress. Oysters were also delicious!
  • New Times Broward Palm Beach
    Best of Broward 2013- Best Kid Friendly Restaurant: Rustic Inn. Don't worry about your kids screaming and embarrassing you in public because at Rustic Inn, they won't even be heard. Read more
  • Kristene M.
    Kristene MellingerOctober 6, 2013
    Mmm I'm a Marylander so I'm very picky about crabs. Was excited to see that they had Maryland crab, then disappointed that they actually didn't. Still an amazing dinner! Great kickoff to my birthday.
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle Hayden ProctorFebruary 15, 2013
    Sit outside on the dock for the best ambiance. And don't you dare leave without wolfing down the best Key Lime Pie in the world!
  • Ayla S.
    Ayla SmithFebruary 4, 2015
    Best place to go in south Florida if you have a seafood craving. Huge menu with a lot of delicious options! Very casual place..
  • Melissa G.
    Melissa GDecember 2, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You need to order the king crab legs or the stone crabs. Both are excellent. The seafood pasta is delicious and gigantic.
  • Ayla S.
    Ayla SmithFebruary 4, 2015
    Best place to go if you have a seafood craving. Huge menu with a lot of delicious options! Very casual place..
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BrewerJanuary 12, 2015
    Restaurant is unique, refurbished barge, sits on the water. Mouthwatering crab. Bibs and mallets aplenty. Don't wear nice clothes...
  • ShancesFoodTour🌮🍣🍲🍜🍟🍾
    Garlic Golden Crabs are good. The Butterflied Shrimp were previous beaded and frozen. Ribs were microwaved. Just stick with the crabs.
  • Anna B.
    Anna Boss BFebruary 17, 2012
    Best crabs ever! Dungenous and Golden are the best! If you want REAL crabs(not that Joe Crab Shack crap) come here!
  • Don D.
    Don DiamantOctober 27, 2014
    A great little crab place set right on the intercoastal. A little out of the way but worth the drive.
  • M T.
    M TNovember 19, 2012
    Best crab legs I've ever had! Got the dungeness. Lobster tail was overlooked though, stick with the crab.
  • Chris W.
    Chris W.February 3
    was a bit noisy but overall great fun and excellent food. The stuffed jumbo shrimp was awesome.
  • Sharad R.
    Sharad RajJanuary 31, 2013
    Absolutely delicious. the blackened dolphin was amazing. Soups are good too. Def going back there
  • MiamiCulinaryTours.com
    Conch salad to die for - www.miamiculinarytours.com
  • Carlos N.
    Carlos NovoaNovember 11, 2015
    Nice place to have a different moment, good food... Worth the visit...
  • Jake C.
    Jake CohenNovember 19, 2014
    This place should be a 10. Expect to get messy and be sure to get garlic grabs. Best seafood.
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BurchMay 14, 2013
    Best crab! Love the atmosphere and the mallets. Always hit this spot when I'm in the area!!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PurvisApril 29, 2013
    Great selection for crabs. Used to be cheaper and got more for your $$ but then again what place isn't like that these days. Market prices as of 4/25/13:
  • Stacy C.
    Stacy CummingsDecember 11, 2015
    Excellent seafood, loud but fun (a lot of hammer banging) perfect for the whole family.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MorganNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Golden crabs are the best. Also try Loraine's famous linguini, the sauce has crab meat in it!!
  • Francisco A.
    Messy place to have the best crab legs and oysters! Friendly staff
  • Antoinette S.
    Antoinette SymonetteDecember 19, 2014
    I enjoyed the Maryland Crab cakes. The crab cakes were full of crab, moist and flavorful.:-)
  • Stacey I.
    Stacey IsaacsApril 18, 2013
    Very good. I recommend the stuff shrimp with crab meat. It was Awesome....
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RichardsJuly 17, 2013
    Great daily specials! Delicious crab!! Large portions. Worth every penny!
  • Artur R.
    Artur RudziankovJanuary 16, 2015
    Oysters are amazing, king and queen crab also...
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TaylorDecember 25, 2011
    sample platter "crab lovers delight" is the way to go! Dont order lobster, you will be disappointed.
  • Jake L.
    Jake LefkowitzNovember 17, 2013
    Go for the dungeness or Alaskan legs they have the most meat by far!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DavisSeptember 23, 2012
    The World Famous Golden Crabs is hands down the best crab I've ever eaten. And I've eaten a LOT of crab!
  • Clint T.
    Clint TerryApril 4, 2012
    Get the blue crab! Garlic, butter, artichoke! Best I ever had. But use the bib!!
  • Hector P.
    Hector PazJune 28, 2015
    Crabs, crabs, and more crabs. But also try the lobster Fra Diablo pasta
  • Eli G.
    Eli GomezApril 8, 2013
    The tuna steak is phenomenal! They season it well and don't overcook it.
  • Paul F.
    Paul FromerSeptember 17, 2014
    Can't go wrong with what ever you order.Everything is great.
  • Robin F.
    Robin FieldsMarch 27, 2012
    Garlic Dungeness Crabs-Fun to eat, but super messy! Yummy corn bread too.
  • Keela M.
    Keela McNealAugust 30, 2013
    The alligator appetizer and Crab Sampler are awesome!
  • Lisa Rae
    Lisa RaeMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    One of my favorite restaurants. The garlic crab is to die for
  • Charles S.
    Charles S. W.July 8, 2010
    Crab sampler is small but good! Got the rib and crab combo, awesome! Has lots of food, come hungry
  • Eric S.
    Eric SchillerDecember 29, 2011
    Golden crabs all the way. The stone crab claws are delicious also. B
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando RamírezDecember 28, 2015
    The perfect place if you're in the mood of smashing some crabs.
  • Katie C.
    Katie CMay 4, 2013
    Don't come here if you don't like to eat. If you do, go ALL HANDS IN!
  • Nathalie💜
    Nathalie💜June 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The best alaskan king crab legs ever
  • Danielle R.
    Danielle RaybuckNovember 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Crab sampler is now $39.99-yikes 3 stone crab claw app is $17.99 dinner is $35.99
  • Bari M.
    Bari MagnettaAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best crabs ever!!! Sit outside, knock your mallets for birthdays!
  • Vassoula V.
    Vassoula VasiliouNovember 19, 2011
    The crab claws with the mustard sauce yum! A must try...
  • Pro Speed R.
    Pro Speed Racing ApparelJanuary 26, 2016
    Can't go wrong! A staple in south Florida!
  • Martina
    MartinaJune 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I love this place get the Dungeness crab with corn bread
  • KeiKa A.
    KeiKa AJanuary 2, 2012
    got the $35 crab platter and it was more than enough for two
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos ChinJune 18, 2014
    Bring an extra stomach! great crab and garlic mix
  • Dana W.
    Dana WilliamsAugust 10, 2014
    Garlic crab, golden crab! It's all good. Bisque was so so.
  • Sandro M.
    Sandro MaltoniFebruary 2, 2010
    Crabs are great ! Had the ribs, extremly good the sweet bread that comes with it is a killer. A must try
  • Pam S.
    Pam ScopinoOctober 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you get there before they run out- get the old bay steamed blue crabs!
  • jack b.
    jack biddiickMay 28, 2016
    Love the king crab legs
  • Vera H.
    Vera HolmanDecember 1, 2012
    To celebrate a birthday ... U bang the mallet on the table ... Noisy but fun!!!
  • Chandler S.
    Chandler SutherlandOctober 30, 2011
    The fra diavlo pasta is amazing. HUGE though.
  • Meaghan
    MeaghanMay 10, 2012
    I've never had clams casino with yellow American cheese .. And I never will again! So gross!
  • VisitLauderdale
    VisitLauderdaleNovember 10, 2014
    Try Golden, Blue, Dungeness or Alaskan Queen crab at market price every day.
  • EdibleArrangements M.
    Delicious food#Try the sampler
  • Nicolas B.
    Nicolas BouniolMay 29, 2013
    Unpretentious, inexpensive, delicious!
  • Ivan B.
    Ivan BritoOctober 7, 2014
    I only like the king crab legs and steak.
  • Ivan B.
    Ivan BritoOctober 7, 2014
    King crab legs. Don't get there famous crab too small
  • Annette E.
    Excellent service. Perfect king crab!
  • Gregg J.
    Gregg JFebruary 22, 2015
    Get the garlic crabs!
  • Jim S.
    Jim SelfFebruary 17
    The portions are very big, and the food was very good.
  • Bulent A.
    Bulent AslanDecember 11, 2013
    RAKI is the only missing thing here !!!
  • Margarida C.
    Margarida CoutinhoOctober 24, 2013
    Islamorada conch chowder and crab sampler. Yummy
  • Devon K.
    Devon KiernanFebruary 17, 2012
    Great Crab but bring a box of wet naps cuz it gets messy!
  • Rafael C.
    Rafael CoutinhoFebruary 12
    Crab crab and oysters
  • Nico D.
    Nico DananMarch 7, 2010
    Get the Snow Crab when in season, a loud place but fun when in a group of friends!
  • Sherry B.
    Sherry BryantJuly 10, 2013
    The sampler is more than enough for two people.
  • Donovan S.
    Donovan SheddJuly 9, 2011
    Great service , great food.. Enjoyed it very much
  • Andrew
    AndrewMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Historic crab restaurant right near Fort Lauderdale airport.
  • Shaun J.
    Shaun JonesJanuary 29, 2012
    The STEAM OYSTERS are HUGE and GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Vanessa W.
    Vanessa WessaAugust 7, 2014
    A lovely retreat from typical Floridian chain restaurants.
  • Mike C.
    Mike CochranOctober 14, 2012
    Better seafood at Long John's. Crab was frozen too long, then cooked too long. The place is a dump, and not in a cool "rustic" way. Also, if you're not into crowd participation avoid this place.
  • Nadia S.
    Nadia SwanFebruary 9, 2015
    It was great for years but this time crabs were not good. Clams had no taste. Shrimps were swimming in butter.
  • Tony E.
    Tony ErvitiOctober 8, 2013
    Any place that you need a bib to eat is alright by me.
  • Vikka V.
    Vikka VicSeptember 29, 2015
    Realy everything is delicious
  • Jake C.
    Jake CohenJanuary 23, 2015
    They will do half order of crabs if you want.
  • Hector A. S.
    Hector A. SantiagoMay 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Crab feast ever!
  • Robyn S.
    Robyn SanchezMarch 15, 2013
    Service slow...obviously known for their crab, so the lobster is no good.
  • george p.
    george pierre julesNovember 2, 2015
    Dungeness garlic crabs. Taste great
  • jennifer H.
    jennifer HannoApril 28, 2013
    Crab sampler is great
  • Deron W.
    Deron WagnerFebruary 27, 2012
    Monday lunch special...$10.99 for crab sampler
  • Nikita I.
    Nikita IvanovSeptember 15, 2014
    Отличное место для любителей крабов. Берите поднос crab lovers delight чтобы попробовать все виды краба и час ковыряться в них)) king crab классический "наш" камчатский, приготовлен правильно.Советую.
  • 77com
    77comOctober 15, 2014
    В выходные дни живая очередь и не маленькая. Отлично приготовленные крабы, устрицы и д. р. (лучший, на мой вкус с Аляски и без приправ). А еще Вам дадут молоточек и..!! В среднем на человека 80-120$
  • Carol
    CarolFebruary 16, 2016
    Chegue cedo, ou prepare-se para a fila de espera. Mas vale a pena! Ambiente descontraído e barulhento com esquipe prestativa. Experimente o garlic crabs e o King crab.
  • Seba C.
    Seba CollazoJune 1, 2014
    Increíble experiencia comiendo Crabs martillo en mano! No ir con ropa muy especial (te ensucias), ir con tiempo y hambre.
  • Umrikhin N.
    Umrikhin NikolayAugust 20, 2014
    Отличный крабовый ресторан крабов ломают по старинке маленькими деревянными молотками! Поздравляют посетителей с днем рожденья стуча молотками по столу. Поэтому очень шумно и весело.
  • В В.
    В ВNovember 12, 2015
    Супер зачет! Реальный краб бар! Попробуйте Камчатского краба. Хватит на двоих!!!
  • Anton Y.
    Anton Ya👍September 6, 2013
    Шикарная кухня!!!! Молоточки особый зачёт!!!
  • Omar C.
    Omar CalderonJanuary 17, 2015
    Muy bueno el lugar es diferente a cualquier restaurant
  • Damián C.
    Damián CanoAugust 13, 2013
    Prueben el king crab lo mejor.. Mejor que la langosta !!!
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