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 a French baguette.

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, Atomic, Sriracha Lime, Jerk, Sticky Molasses BBQ, Pineapple Hoisin, Alabama White, Old Bay(dry), Blackened (dry), Garlic Parmesan (dry), Seven Pepper (dry) or Ranch (dry).

Poke Bowl*


Pineapple hoisin marinated sashimi yellowfin tuna, sesame seeds, pickled carrots and fried tortilla strips with house yum-yum sauce.

Steamed Mussels*


Bacon, arugula, tomatoes and blue cheese crumbles in a blackened cream sauce.

Pimento Cheese Dip


Homemade pimento cheese served with a toasted baguette and house pickles.



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

BBQ Shrimp


Sautéed shrimp over a sweet onion grits with house smoked pork belly and red bbq sauce.

Fried Green Tomatoes


Topped with pork belly, bacon jam and pimento cheese.


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

Garden Salad


Tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots and cornbread croutons.

Wedge Salad


Topped with blue cheese dressing and a balsamic drizzle with blue cheese crumbles, tomatoes, onions and bacon. (GF)

Caesar Salad


Parmesan cheese, cornbread croutons
and Caesar dressing.

Spinach and Arugula


Strawberries, blue cheese crumbles, red onions and bacon tossed with a blue cheese vinaigrette. (GF)

Roasted Beet Salad


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

Quinoa Salad


Arugula tossed with quinoa, tomatoes, dried blueberries, pecans and an apple cider vinaigrette.

Skillet Mac-N-Cheese



House smoked pulled pork topped with a mustard bbq sauce.

Brisket Mac


House smoked brisket topped with a red bbq sauce and fried tobacco onions.

Seafood Mac


Sautéed shrimp and crab meat topped with bread crumbs and a tabasco aioli.

Prime Rib Mac


House smoked prime rib with sautéed mushrooms, onion jam and a demi glace.

Charleston Hot Chicken Mac


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

Traditional Mac



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 grilled pineapple chutney. (GF)

Roasted Salmon


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

Southwestern Shrimp Ravioli


Handmade black bean, corn and ancho chili ravioli with shrimp, spinach and a roasted red pepper cream sauce.

Blackened Chicken Alfredo


Roasted red peppers, tomato and mushrooms in a Cajun seasoned alfredo sauce.

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)

Blackened Ribeye*


10 oz. blackened ribeye topped with demi glace and onion jam. Served with smashed potatoes and bbq street corn. (GF)

Lowcountry Crab Cake


Served over pimento cheese grits and collard greens. Topped with fried tobacco onions and tabasco aioli.

Grilled Tuna*


Grilled yellowfin tuna over shrimp fried rice and seasoned vegetables. Drizzled with wasabi aioli and house yum-yum sauce.

Grilled Pork Chop*

Heritage Farms bone-in pork chop topped with a pecan brown sugar glaze and bacon jam. Served with grits 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


Locally sourced chicken breast in a cayenne and paprika spice 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.

The Ultimate BBQ Burger*


Topped with American cheese, bacon jam, house smoked pork belly, pork rinds and red BBQ sauce.

Sides $5:

Grilled Asparagus

Grits/Pimento Cheese Grits

Brussel Sprouts

BBQ Street Corn

Hand Cut Fries


Smashed Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetable Salad

Collard Greens

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