The original Rustic Inn Crabhouse began as a roadhouse saloon and kept growing with the demand for its steamed crabs, linguini with homemade sauces and other popular dishes. Its World Famous Garlic Crabs have drawn a number of celebrity travelers to the establishment since it opened in 1955. The family-owned restaurant offers dining on its dock as well as in its main dining room. The Rustic Inn Crabhouse also has its own lounge and barge. Each table in the restaurant is covered in newspaper, and each guest is given a fashionable bib and wooden mallet to use while eating crabs.
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Tamera R.

07/23/2019

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Nice place, I have visited it last year with my boyfriend, by the way due to the post on http://www.weddingforward.com

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raceyblonde

12/26/2009

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Crab Heaven

I truly love this restaurant! The variety of items on the menu keep you
thinking about what you want the next time.

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Jonathan A.

11/13/2016

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Manny and Brian are the servers I usually request The past 10 years when I go in there very attentive, great with kids, and just good at what they do. The past two years the service has gone down significantly they lost some of their long time best servers even the hostesses don't even smile and give you this face when you greet them. I've been coming here my whole life so almost 40 years at least 15 times a year the food has never changed except that they don't split the crab for you anymore other than that you can always expect to get A really good meal no matter what you order
And if you complain about the food you're probably just a real complainer because there's nothing to complain about and I've had everything on the menu.

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Bob J.

01/25/2015

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We have been going here for years. Nice to see health inspection report. Keep up great work.

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Michael H.

01/06/2015

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Awesome place and great food!

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Cash L.

12/29/2014

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Great food and the atmosphere was so much fun. Crab and steak were cooked perfectly. Smashing the shells with wooden hammers was fun too!

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Michael P.

05/23/2014

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it's absolutely the best seafood I've ever had in my life

as for see who goes there is no place better it is absolutely the best seafood but I've ever had and I'm a Navy man

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bonnie.vrdoljak

01/15/2013

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I love this place, food is great! Fresh and Fun place!

Don't come here thinking you'll have wonderful conversation over a Glass of white wine; come with the idea it's loud, brash and garlicky!



This is not fine dining; this is good food and a fun place. This is the original Idea that "Joe's Crab Shack" stole from the Rustic Inn.



Service is fast and interactive...Embrace it!



If you want soft music and a pretentious waiter; go anywhere else. If you want great food…you’re at the right place.

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Brian G.

12/06/2012

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areview

08/01/2011

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My experience at this location...

My experience at this location was poor!! I went to this location with my family to have a nice dinner! i will be posting an article with complete story!

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quillgirl

03/25/2011

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Fun Place

You get to make lots of noise and eat buttery garlic crab. It doesn't get better. Especially nice for B-Days.

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Mark S.

12/31/2010

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A "Smash" Hit

A novel concept! Smashing crabs on a table with a hammer. Great seafood!

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tbs0713

11/20/2010

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CRAB LOVERS DELIGHT!!!

This place was awesome! My fiancé & I are always searching for a place like this back home to no avail. It was great food & excellent service. We will be back :)

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cathybevis

11/04/2010

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Awesome Awesome Awesome. What else is there to sat

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Regina L.

09/10/2009

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Best crabs in the area!

This crabhouse really delivers on great food, no frills, and a relaxed environment. The golden crabs (that I never knew existed) are a special treat! Be sure to order them dry - it's less messy and the sweetness of the crab really shines,

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Derron W.

03/19/2009

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Good times Great food

This place has a dock and thats just the place to eat. When you arrive or even when setting a reservation ask to sit on the dock and while eatting you get to see the fish come by to eat. My girlfriend and i love this place and eat their about 3 times a month and not just on the weekends. This is a anytime place to eat even for take-out and fun for the whole family if there is one place in Broward to eat it's here. hope to see you their we will be on the dock

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fusion23

05/20/2008

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Exceptional

Food, atmosphere, service, quantity is all great! Whenever I get to Ft. Lauderdale, I make this a stop!

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Lisa P.

12/03/2007

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Real food & Really Fun

I love the Rustic Inn, the crab is fresh and fabulous, a litle on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for.

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Frank s. c. F.

08/25/2007

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BEST CRABS IN SOUTH FLORIDA!

Bring your earplugs to muffle the sound of joyous diners munching on the tastiest crabs you ever had!

More Business Info

58 Years and still Crackin.

Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
Sun:
Price Range
$$$
Languages
English, French, Italian, Spanish
Social Links
Categories
Party & Event Planners, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Italian Restaurants, Party Planning, Restaurant Menus, Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Wedding Reception Locations & Services
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Bike Parking: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes