If the walls of the Rustic Inn™ could talk, you
would hear a different story every day for the rest of your
life. From the time of its birth in 1955 to the present, our
fame brings world travelers to our door and keeps the locals
The history of this family-owned landmark goes back over
50 years to the early days of sight-seeing boats, Seminole
Indians wrestlin'gators, and even a beer drinking pig! Back
then, patrons included Arthur Godfrey, Frances Langford, Ginny
Simms and Ralph Evinrude. Now, famous faces such as Armand
Assante, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Depp, Dan Marino and a few others
occasionally pop in to indulge.
If you look closely, you may be able to spot a celebrity
in the midst. The original Rustic Inn™ Crabhouse began
as a roadhouse saloon. As time went by, our hole-in-the-wall
grew up, keeping with the demand for steamed crabs, linguini
with homemade sauces and other popular dishes. Then one night,
a customer tasted a crab cooked in the owner's secret family
recipe, a taste that would soon revolutionize crabs as we
know them. Hence, our World Famous Garlic Crabs™ and
the Craze began.
We feel we've created a taste that can't be matched. Our
World Famous Garlic Crabs™ are known the world
over. We invite you and your family to see what a legend is
all about. Enjoy waterfront dining on our dock, visit our
barge, cocktail lounge, or intimate dining room. We serve
lunch and dinner and accept all major credit cards. Dress casual,
because you just might be cracking crabs on newspaper-covered
tables using our wooden mallets. But don't worry, wear one
of our fashionable bibs.
Sound like fun? It is! We guarantee a unique experience...and you can take home all the memories you want.