The Rusty Hook Tavern

4.3
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31 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
The Rusty Hook Tavern is a Waterfront Restaurant located in Pompano Beach Florida and serves fresh and from scratch dishes as well as local brews boutique wine and craft cocktails. The ambiance is casual and ideal for relaxing with close friends. The view from the restaurant overlooks the marina, passing by boats and the intracostal waterways, which also makes it a great location for a date and one of the best spot to watch the sunset .The Rusty Hook Tavern also features a full speakeasy style bar.
Appetizers include options like crispy pork belly with spiced lentils and green papaya, ahi tuna poke nachos with kimchi slaw, and some vegetarian options like roasted buffalo cauliflower and charred portabello mushrooms. The fish selections features 6 to 8 local fish and seafood, whole and fillet like snapper, mahi, wahoo , corvina, swordfish also on the menu Moroccan lamb rack, steaks, and lobster pastas.There’s also an array of signature craft cocktails and local beers .
What 31 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
8 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Little pricey (when a veggie burger is $20) but everything else was great

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JennC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. We choose to sit outside in late June for dinner and they had fans going so it felt great. Right on the water with a great view, music and a pool. Highly recommend for a date night!

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DebbieH
Miami
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a consistently good restaurant. The food is always delicious with an outstanding presentation on the plate. The service is always friendly and attentive. It is our go to place when we have out of town company because we know everyone will enjoy their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The food and environment was awesome! However, the server was rude and condescending. He made it clear that he didn’t want to be there and was not friendly whatsoever. I visit pompano beach often and probably will not return due to the unfortunate experience.

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BarbaraL
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner outside by the water. We both enjoyed our dinners. We're happy to see the Rusty Hook opened again.

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BobF
Miami
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great thank you. Great bar, great dining, great evening. Great.

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Amber
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Restaurant location, drinks and service was nice but to me the food was subpar.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Charming place on the water. Vibe is energetic but a little weird as there's a mix of people there for fancy dinners and random people partying at the neighboring bars. Food is very good and the price is fair. I would def go back

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MicheleM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tim was friendly, fun and provided us with excellent customer service! The sunset view from our table was amazing. The food was even better. Brussel sprouts appetizer was among the best we have had. We had fish, salads and steaks for main dishes. The NY strip steak was melt in your mouth. The fish was prepared perfectly. I highly recommend either the chocolate or espresso martini. Both were delightful. Caramel cake & lemon cake were an excellent way to finish the night.

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NormanL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Large portions (i.e., no need for a appetizer). Great service. Wonderful location (on intercostal).

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vipElaine
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner. Everything cooked to perfection. Three of us had snapper and 1 had the swordfish, everyone loved their dinner. The Brussel sprouts were to die for.
Just a bit noisy! Would have preferred to sit outside which is what I had asked for,
But definitely will be back.

JM
vipJohnM
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Vacation night out

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! On the water, friendly servers, food is great, they had half off wine bottles

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vipjimcurtintennis
New England
115 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love oceanside dining; then the next best thing is to dine on the intercoastal in the Rusty Hook Tavern. This was my second visit and they did not fail to deliver.

The fish was sooooooo fresh; and nicely prepared; it has me wanting to go back for more; alas; I was only visiting for a few days. But assuredly, when I go back, it is a destination for me.

Also, the entire staff was very welcoming and provided us with top notch service. A bit noisy; but it was lively chatter; everyone there seemed to be enjoying themselves.

PS: they have a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream topped with chocolate covered bacon. The only comment I heard was; "hmmmmmmmm".

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NancyA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

There was nothing here to recommend. The food was just OK, the service was terrible, the prices were fairly high for such poor quality .

Go somewhere else

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vipJobi
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun conscientious servers, food was great, outdoor seating beautiful

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vipPamelaB
Miami
55 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service lovely. The girls had the grouper and the guys mahi and spicy rigatoni. Will be back soon. A great local restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!!!! The views were awesome, and the service was great.

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SalL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. Would recommend to friends.

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GabrielleS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, the service was excellent, it did get a bit loud, but otherwise an enjoyable meal.

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BobbieR
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall we had a great experience. Catie was our server and she was great! Very professional, efficient, friendly and sweet. The food was good too. I was a little disappointed that the porterhouse was a pork chop. It was very expensive for what seemed like average meat. That’s the only reason for a 4. Otherwise I liked a lot.

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James
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Good service but too noisy inside. Food was very good.

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KimL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining experience on the water.

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DebraA
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience1

Had a reservation, was seated in the upstairs part of the restaurant. Thought I was being punished. Plain white walls, one window at the end of the room, not by us! It definitely had to be the area they put people they don’t like. I will say, what they lacked in ambience, they made up with the food. It was outstanding, best red snapper I ever had,

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vipShmuzy
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressive and delicious. We will be back!

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DanR
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Valet personnel very rude. Avoid them and park across the street!

A member of our party has a broken wrist and asked about having his steak cut if he ordered one. He was told "no" with zero explanation on why they would not do it.

Ambience is very nice, especially the outside seating. Food was fine, but not at the level of Beach House across the main road.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent. The atmosphere was incredible. The drinks were terrible and my martini tasted watered down at $18.00 plus $3.00 for bleu cheese olives. I ordered a second because I wanted to give it another chance. It was not good too. Tried to give us a different beer than ordered. Food/atmosphere good drinks not so...service was middle of the road. The server was sweet but had tables inside and out. Difficult to keep up the pace...

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vipbieds
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience from beginning to end. This was our first visit since the renovation. Loved the look and the food and service was even better than before. Enjoyed a drink at their new bar inside the restaurant. We were then seated right on time. The tuna nachos and Brussels sprouts were delicious appetizers. My husband and I shared the swordfish and the porterhouse pork steak. Both incredible but the pork steak was the winning dish of the table. Cannot wait to return. Excellent!

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NormB
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Ad states 20% discont if seated before 6 pm. Arrived on time for our 5:30pm reservation however the check did not include a 20% discount.

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RobertF
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Your choice to eat outdoors next to the yachts on the intercoastal or inside where you always have the option to stroll onto the adjoining large deck and take in the view after dinner. My porterhouse pork was very good with a wonderful plum sauce.

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Suburbannewyorkers
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location is great, right near the water. Service was efficient and the food was delicious. We had not been there in a long time and it looked like it had been done over since. We’ll be back again!

FAQs

The Rusty Hook Tavern offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 941-2499.

The Rusty Hook Tavern is rated 4.3 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.