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


1/2 pound of local shrimp tossed old bay. (GF)

Crab Dip


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

Smoked and Grilled Wings

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

Tuna Nachos

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

Pimento Cheese Dip


Homemade pimento cheese served with a toasted pita chips.



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

Fried Green Tomatoes


Topped with bacon jam and pimento cheese.

Tuna Nachos


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


Dressing: Ranch | Blue Cheese | Honey Mustard | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Smoked Pepper Vinaigrette | Honey Citrus Vinaigrette
Extras: Chicken 6 | Shrimp 7 | Salmon 9 | Crab Cake 11 | Yellowfin Tuna 14 | grilled portobello 4 |

Garden Salad


Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots and garlic croutons.

Wedge Salad


A quarter wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with blue cheese dressing and a balsamic drizzle with blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes, onions and bacon. (GF)

Spinach and Arugula


Fresh raspberries, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, red onion, pecans and a raspberry vinaigrette. (GF)

Roasted Beet Salad


Red and Yellow beets, almonds, onions and goat cheese tossed in a smoked pepper vinaigrette. (GF)

Skillet Mac-N-Cheese

Chili Mac


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

Brisket Mac


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

Piggy Mac


House smoked pulled pork topped with mustard BBQ sauce.

Charleston Hot Chicken Mac


Charleston hot chicken strips topped with ranch dressing and fried tobacco onions.

Traditional Mac


Creamy blend of Havarti, American, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.


Smoked Brisket Plate


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

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Breast


Jerk seasoned locally sourced chicken served with grits, collard greens and mango chutney. (GF)

Roasted Salmon


Topped with bourbon maple glaze. Served with grits and grilled asparagus. (GF)

Mediterranean Ravioli (choose chicken or shrimp)


Handmade Goat cheese, artichoke, caper and sun-dried tomato ravioli with spinach and cucumber salad 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 alfredo sauce over hand rolled garlic chive linguine.

Shrimp & Grits


Sautéed shrimp, alligator andouille, roasted red peppers, corn, tomatoes and green onions over pimento cheese grits topped with a chipotle cream sauce.(GF)

Lowcountry Crab Cake


Pam seared crab cakes with grits and collards. Topped with Chipotle aioli.

Grilled Tuna*


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

Pecan Praline Pork Chop*

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

Fried 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 onion on a toasted brioche bun.

*Classic Cheeseburger


Topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, house pickles and your choice of cheese on a toasted brioche bun.

Rudder Melt*


8oz. burger with Charleston ‘hot’ seasoning, pepper jack cheese, bacon and onion jam, on Texas Toast.

Charleston Hot Chicken


Chicken breast in a cayenne and paprika spice deep fried on a toasted brioche bun topped with house pickles.

Grilled Portabella Sandwich


Grilled marinated portabella cap with goat cheese, arugula, tomato and onion jam with a balsamic reduction.

Sides $5:

Grilled Asparagus


Brussel Sprouts

French Fries


Collard Greens

Potato Salad

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