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Rustic Inn Crabhouse

Map & Directions 4331 Ravenswood Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
  • Seafood
  • Sun 12pm-9pm, Mon-Sat 11:30am-10:30pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Banquet Facilities, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Water View, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted, Accepted
  • Free, Lot Available


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

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. The restaurant sits on a canal overlooking a busy boatyard. It's draped in thick, seafaring rope and signs reminiscent of Old Florida dive bars and seafood joints. The tables, both inside and out on the covered dock, are the folding metal variety and the chairs are too. They're unilaterally covered in white butcher paper that's kept from blowing away by wooden mallets. It's the perfect set up for garlic crab -- steamed blue, golden, or Dungeness crabs steamed and then sautéed in garlic-infused oil. The seafood is fresh, sweet, and cooked right, but also laden with way too much of that oil.

Member Reviews

  • Marqus wrote a review for Rustic Inn Crabhouse
    on 11/03/10

    Cool place, especially to come into by boat. Sounds like one of those out of beat South Miami rhythm sections when everyone starts hammering on the shells of their garlic crab.

  • jodie4 wrote a review for Rustic Inn Crabhouse
    on 09/14/10

    Best crab dining experience! And it's outside on the water!

  • Lyza Latham
    Lyza Latham wrote a review for Rustic Inn Crabhouse
    on 08/23/10

    Gotta go here for their amazing selection of fresh crab, lobster, delicious fresh fish served any way you like it. Nothing fussy here. Just good food at great prices.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Charles S. on 07/07/10

    Crab sampler is small but good! Got the rib and crab combo, awesome! Has lots of food, come hungry

  • Conch salad to die for - www.miamiculinarytours.com

  • Maria T. on 03/25/11


  • Kat B. on 04/22/12

    Yo. For real. Bang your crab hammer. It's tradition.

  • 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.

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