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 over sushi rice, wakame, cucumber salad, wasabi greens and toasted sesame seeds.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Hash


Sticky molasses BBG pork belly hash over sweet potato gnocchi and a roasted poblano corn pico.

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.

Fried Green Tomatoes


Topped with pork belly, bacon jam and pimento cheese.


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 cornbread 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)

Caesar Salad


Parmesan cheese, cornbread croutons
and Caesar dressing.

Spinach and Arugula


Roasted butternut squash with bacon, pecans and goat cheese. Tossed with a honey citrus vinaigrette. (GF)

Roasted Beet Salad


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

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.

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


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 grilled pineapple 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.

Seafood Pasta


Handmade squid ink linguine with shrimp, calamari, scallops and a creamy crab Alfredo.

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)

Homemade Meatloaf


Topped with a chipotle ketchup and fried tobacco onions. Served with sweet potato mash and collards.

Lowcountry Crab Cake


Pam seared crab cakes served over roasted butternut squash. Topped with a roasted poblano corn pico.

Grilled Tuna*


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

Grilled Pork Chop*

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


Sweet Potato Mash

Seasonal Quinoa

Collard Greens

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