3563 N Highway 17 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
843-388-3177 , info@rustyruddermtp.com
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Dinner Starters

Soup of the Day

Cup $5.00/Bowl $7.00

Created daily by our chef.

Peel-n-Eat Shrimp (GF)


1/2 pound of local shrimp tossed old bay.

Crab Dip


Lump crab baked with a light parmesan cream sauce. Served with a toasted baguette.

Smoked and Grilled Wings (GF)

Smoked and grilled wings served with celery and your choice of ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Tossed in your choice of Buffalo, Alabama White, Sriracha Lime, Sticky Molasses BBQ, Pineapple Hoisin, Old Bay(dry), BBQ Rub (dry), Garlic Parmesan (dry) or Ranch (dry).

Tuna Nachos*


Pineapple hoisin marinated sashimi yellowfin tuna over fried wontons, with kimchi, wakame and a wasabi aioli.

Pimento Cheese Dip


Served with a toasted baguette and house pickles.



Sesame breaded calamari and hot peppers with a wasabi aioli and Thai chili sauce.

Fried Green Tomatoes


Topped with bacon jam and pimento cheese.


Dressing: Ranch | Blue Cheese | Honey Mustard | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Smoked Pepper Vinaigrette | Raspberry Vinaigrette
Extras: Chicken 6 | Shrimp 7 | Salmon 9 | Crab Cake 11 | Yellowfin Tuna 14 | Grilled Portobello 4 | Sliced Brisket 8

Garden Salad


Mixed greens with tomato, cucumber, carrot, red onion and garlic croutons.

Wedge Salad (GF)


A quarter wedge of iceberg lettuce with blue cheese dressing, balsamic drizzle, blue cheese crumbles, tomato, red onion and smoked bacon.

Spinach and Arugula (GF)


Fresh raspberries, blue cheese crumbles, smoked bacon, red onion, pecans and a raspberry vinaigrette.

Roasted Beet Salad (GF)


Red and Yellow beets, almonds, red onion and goat cheese crumbles tossed with a smoked pepper vinaigrette.

Skillet Mac-N-Cheese

Piggy Mac


House smoked pulled pork topped with a mustard bbq sauce.

Brisket Mac


House smoked brisket topped with a sticky molasses bbq sauce and onion straws.

Chili Mac


Homemade chili, pickled jalapeños, green onion and sour cream.

Charleston Hot Chicken Mac


Charleston hot chicken strips with ranch dressing and onion straws.

Traditional Mac


Creamy blend of havarti, American, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses.


Smoked Brisket Plate (GF)


Sixteen hour house smoked brisket. Served with grits and collard greens.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Breast (GF)


Jerk seasoned locally sourced chicken served with grits, collard greens and a mango chutney.

Roasted Salmon (GF)


Topped with bourbon maple glaze. Served with grits and grilled asparagus.

Mediterranean Ravioli (choose chicken or shrimp)


Handmade Goat cheese, artichoke, caper and sun-dried tomato ravioli with spinach in a white wine garlic butter.

Shrimp Pasta


Grilled shrimp with marinara, spinach, bell pepper, and parmesan cheese over hand rolled squid ink linguine.

Blackened Chicken Alfredo


Blackened chicken with roasted red peppers, tomato and mushrooms in a Cajun seasoned alfredo sauce over hand rolled garlic chive linguine.

Shrimp & Grits (GF)


Sautéed shrimp, alligator andouille, roasted red peppers, corn, tomato and green onion over grits with a chipotle cream sauce.

Lowcountry Crab Cake


Pan seared crab cakes with grits and collards. Topped with a chipotle aioli.

Grilled Tuna*


Pineapple hoisin glazed yellowfin tuna over a sushi rice cake with sautéed kimchi. Topped with wakame and a wasabi aioli.

Grilled Pork Chop (GF)*

Pecan praline and brown sugar glazed bone-in pork chop topped with bacon jam. Served with roasted seasoned potatoes and grilled asparagus.

Fried Seafood Platters

Served with cole slaw, your choice of side and cocktail or tartar sauce.
Fried Flounder | Fried Oyster | Fried Shrimp | Single Item: $19 | Choice of 2: $24 | Choice of 3: $28


Flounder Sandwich


Fried flounder topped with tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato and red onion on a toasted brioche bun.

*Classic Cheeseburger


8 oz. burger topped with lettuce, tomato, red onion, house pickles and your choice of cheese on a toasted brioche bun.

Rudder Melt*


8oz. burger in our “Charleston Hot” seasoning, pepper jack cheese, bacon and onion jam on Texas Toast.

Charleston Hot Chicken


Cayenne and paprika spiced deep fried chicken breast with house pickles.

Grilled Portabella Sandwich


Marinated and grilled  portabella cap with goat cheese, arugula, tomato and onion jam drizzled with a balsamic reduction.

Carolina Chili Cheeseburger*


8 oz. burger topped with American cheese, homemade chili, cole slaw and house pickles.

Sides $5:

Grilled Asparagus


Brussel Sprouts

Potato Salad

Hand Cut Fries


Collard Greens

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