3563 N Highway 17 Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
843-388-3177 , info@rustyruddermtp.com
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Lunch is served daily 11am - 4pm.

Lunch Starters



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

Blackened Grouper Tacos


(3) Flour tortillas with blackened grouper, pico de gallo, purple cabbage, fresh cilantro and lime.

Peel-N-Eat Shrimp


½ pound of local shrimp tossed in old bay (GF)

Southwestern Egg Rolls


Smoked chicken, black beans, corn, pepper jack cheese and red peppers in a crispy egg roll with ranch dressing.

Pimento Cheese Dip


Homemade pimento cheese served with roasted red peppers and warm pita chips.

Crab Stuffed Fried Green Tomatoes


Green tomato & crab dip stacks deep fried then topped with pork belly burnt ends, feta cheese and smoked tomato bourbon glaze.

Smoked Wings


Smoked, grilled and flash fried wings in your choice of sauce or dry rub served with celery and ranch or blue cheese dressing.

Buffalo, Sriracha Lime, Pineapple Hoisin, Alabama White, Sticky Molasses BBQ, Pineapple Hoisin, BBQ (dry), Old Bay (dry),Garlic Parmesan (dry) or Ranch (dry)

Soup & Salads

Dressing: Ranch | Blue Cheese | Maple Mustard Vinaigrette | Smoked Peper Vinaigrette | Russian
Protein: Chicken $6 | Shrimp $7 | Salmon $9 | Crab Cake $12 | Tuna $14 | Portabella $4 | Fried Oysters $8 | Sliced Brisket $8 | Yellowfin Tuna $14

Garden Salad


Mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, house made croutons.

Spinach and Arugula


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

Roasted Beet Salad


Sliced red beets, red onion, feta cheese and house bbq chips with a smoked pepper vinaigrette. (GF)

Southern Chopped Salad


Fried chicken over chopped iceberg lettuce with egg, smoked bacon, shredded cheese, cucumbers and tomatoes with a maple honey mustard dressing.

Wedge Salad


A quarter wedge of iceberg topped with blue cheese dressing and crumbles, balsamic drizzle, tomato, red onion and chopped house smoked bacon. (GF)

Skillet Mac-N-Cheese

Piggy Mac


House smoked pulled pork topped with mustard bbq sauce.

Brisket Mac


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

Charleston Hot Chicken Mac


Charleston hot chicken topped with ranch dressing and onion straws.

Chili Mac


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

Baby Back Mac

Smoked baby back rib meat off the bone with green onions.

Traditional Mac

Creamy blend of Havarti, American, Cheddar and Monterrey jack cheeses.


Served with your choice of 2 sides
Baby Back Ribs - $14 (¼) | $18 (½) | $24 (Full)
Brisket - $18 (½ lb)
Pulled Pork - $15 (½ lb)
Big Boy Platter - $32 (1/2 Rack Ribs, ¼ lb Pork, ¼ lb Brisket)

Fried Platters

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

Burgers & Sandwiches

Served with your choice of side. Substitute chicken on any burger.

Brisket Philly


Thin sliced smoked brisket on a Philly roll with grilled onions and melted cheese sauce.

Crab Cake Sandwich


Lump crab cake with grilled peach salsa, arugula, tomato, onion and chipotle aioli on a brioche bun.

Southern Fried Chicken


Crispy fried chicken topped with pimento cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato and house pickles on a brioche bun.

Carolina Chili Cheese Burger*


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

Charleston Hot Chicken


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

Smoked Pastrami Reuben


Thick sliced house smoked pastrami piled high with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on toasted rye bread.

Flounder Sandwich

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

Seared Tuna Sandwich*


Pineapple hoisin glazed yellowfin tuna with kimchi slaw, seaweed salad and a wasabi aioli on a brioche bun.

Rudder Melt*


8 oz. burger covered in our "Charleston hot” seasoning and topped with house smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese and onion jam. Served on Texas toast.

Grilled Portabella Sandwich


Marinated and grilled portabella cap with feta cheese, arugula, tomato and onion jam drizzled with a balsamic reduction on a brioche bun.

House Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich


½ lb of smoked pulled pork on a brioche bun topped with house pickles and cole slaw on a brioche bun.

Classic Cheeseburger


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

Sides $5:

Fresh Seasonal Vegetables


Brussel Sprouts

Hand Cut Fries


Red Rice

Collard Greens

Potato Salad

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