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Review of Rusty's Tropical Grill & Bar - CLOSED

Rusty's Tropical Grill & Bar
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Happened on this place on a Sunday morning. We loved the Bloody Mary bar where you get to make your own with all the fixings.The 3 salad plate was surprisingly good! My husband got some kind of Cajun sandwich he really liked. The owner talked to all the patrons and was very friendly. We will be back!

Thank 909Mary
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

The name of this establishment may fool you...besides the decor this really isn't too tropical. The menu is mostly burgers, which were pretty good but also overpriced.

The wait staff was really nice but the kitchen was extremely slow. The place really wasn't that busy and it took about an hour to get our food. It wasn't the best experience we had that week, but the owner was very apologetic. I just feel they weren't really prepared for the "rush" of spring break.

1  Thank 75MaryB97
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

There were 4 of us who went to Rusty's for lunch during spring break. They weren't expecting the volume of customers they got and service was a little slow at first but they explained the situation & asked for patience. Rusty did his best to make our drinks - claiming not to be a good bartender - but they were great! The food was good too, we're glad we were 'patient' - in reality we were in no rush at all. We had a very friendly little chit-chat with the staff in the end. We're only sorry we couldn't be there for the evening entertainment. It looks like they had some good music lined up.... ah well, next time. The prices are good for the food & drinks. The place has tiki/beach/tropical vibe. We sat outside on their nice outdoor deck on a beautiful day - nothing could go wrong. Would definitely go back there next time I'm in town, and I'll bring my 'patience' for sure!

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We have been going to Rockport for about a year,and have on each occasion had dinner at Rusty's.
The quality of food, and service has gone from great to terrible.
Fish and chips has gone from a good-sized portion of fish, well fried, crispy and tasty to what I had the other night which was basically NO fish, and deep fried batter...almost inedible!
Fries were limp, and flavorless.

Such a shame to see the change here. We won't be back.

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2  Thank Anne V
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food was quite good and you won't find a friendlier staff. Even though he could have closed as it was just after 9 pm. when we entered, he checked with the cook and offered to feed us! Good food and great conversation. Cool place to hang out. Rusty has a nice outside bar/sitting area as well.

Thank cls2006
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