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Rusty's Backwater Saloon

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1715 W River Dr W, Stevens Point, WI 54481-9018
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been years since we have eaten here, but it was close to our friend's house and "new" to us. Pulling into the parking lot looked a bit like a junk yard with the buses, campers, and cars or whatever was parked in the dark. Perfect scene for next "B" rated horror flick. We walked into a full bar... More 

Thank john1234999
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Rusty's is my favorite place to go for a great Bloody Mary in Stevens Point. The Saloon is on the river, plenty of room to park, the facility has plenty of seating with a simple menu with great sandwiches, etc. If you love Bloody Mary's, you need to experience Rusty's.....

Thank Laurel60304
Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Not huge, but right next to the Wisconsin River. Very good prices and the sandwiches we had were huge! Interesting variety. Cute fireplace. I would go back!

Thank KerryLP
Chicago, IL
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178 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is always a must for Bloody's when I am in the area...I seriously think they may be the best bloody I've had. Food is good too. Great lightly battered cheese curds.

Thank lovetotravelusa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food served fresh and by a great staff. Nice relaxing atmosphere and great show by the bartenders making their famous Bloody Marys. Well worth the stop.

Thank Martin K
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216 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped at Rusty's while camping in Stevens Point for one of their world famous Bloody Mary's and decided to grab a bite to eat as well. My husband's burger was excellent, as were his sweet potato fries. My assorted veggies were deep fried to perfection. The helpings were huge! The staff is the best! We spoke with several of... More 

Thank Voice1234
Wittenberg, Wisconsin
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We stopped here for a quick bite to eat after a long bike ride. Don't be alarmed by the fact it is in the middle of nowhere and is surround by old vehicles. Enter and see it looks like a common Wisconsin bar, but here, the food is much better. Large portions, good prices great flavors.

Thank Elizabeth B
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016

A rustic experience with a lot of character. A frequent stop of ours. You can come by boat or by car. Reasonable menu for all ages. Many varieties of beer on tap. Excellent bloodies. However, it is too rustic for some people as the owner is a bit of a junk collector and some may find that entertaining while others... More 

Thank Wenzday1
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Needed a destination for a motorcycle ride and Rusty's was it. Has been a number if years since we have been here. Thankfully nothing gas changed. A true roadhouse, backwoods experience. My wife had the huge bloody Mary complete with beef stick, fresh garlic and cheese garnish. She claims it is the best you can find anywhere. Good selection of... More 

Thank Scott O
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you're looking for healthy, this is NOT the place to go. Nearly everything on the menu is DEEP-FRIED. However, they have the best bloodies you can imagine and come fully stocked with a cheese, beefstick, pickles, peppers, etc. The food is your typical bar fare. Nothing fancy but will fill you up. We were there on a Monday night... More 

Thank KSlegs12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 W River Dr W, Stevens Point, WI 54481-9018
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Stevens Point
  • Phone Number: 7153412490

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?