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



Flash fried in a sesame breading with hot peppers. Topped with a wasabi aioli and served with a sweet chili sauce.

Poke Bowl*


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

Peel-N-Eat Shrimp


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

Crab Dip


Lump crab baked with a light cream sauce and parmesan cheese. Served with a French baguette.

Pimento Cheese Dip


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

Smoked and Grilled Wings

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

Soup & Salads

Dressing: Ranch | Blue Cheese | Honey Mustard | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Oil & Vinegar | Smoked Pepper Vinaigrette | Blue Cheese Vinaigrette
Extras: Chicken $6 | Shrimp $7 | Salmon $9 | Crab Cake $11 | Tuna $14 | Portabella $4

Garden Salad


Mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots and corn bread croutons. (GF)

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 with onion, toasted almond, goat cheese crumbles and a smoked pepper vinaigrette.

Southern Chopped Salad


Egg, bacon, tomato, shredded cheese, and cucumbers tossed in a maple honey mustard dressing and fried chicken tenders.

Quinoa Salad


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

Brisket Salad


Smoked Brisket with roasted corn, roasted red pepper, fried onion strings, tomato, corn bread croutons and a smoked pepper 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.

Charleston Hot Chicken Mac


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

Prime Rib Mac


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

Traditional Mac


Fried Platters

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

Burgers, Sandwiches and Entrées

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

Brisket Philly


House smoked brisket topped with mushroom, onion, smoked gouda cheese and chipotle mayo on a toasted hoagie roll.

Smoked Pastrami Reuben


Topped with sauerkraut, swiss cheese and thousand island dressing. Served on grilled rye bread with your choice of side.

House Smoked Brisket Plate


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

Crab Cake Sandwich


Pan seared crab cake topped with fried tobacco onions, tabasco aioli, lettuce and house pickle.

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)

Pork Belly BLT


House smoked pork belly, lettuce, tomato on toasted white bread with a chipotle mayo.

Grilled Salmon BLT*


Topped with fried green tomato, lettuce, house smoked bacon and a tabasco aioli. Served on Texas toast.

Charleston Hot Chicken



Locally sourced chicken breast deep fried in a cayenne and paprika spice on a brioche bun with house pickles.

Jerk Chicken Sandwich


Topped with a grilled pineapple chutney and pepper jack cheese.

Flounder Sandwich

Topped with tartar sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.

House Smoked Pulled Pork Sandwich

Topped with Cole slaw and house pickles.

Classic Cheeseburger


Topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and your choice of cheese.

The Ultimate BBQ Burger


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

Seared Tuna Sandwich


Pineapple hoisin glazed yellowfin tuna topped with soy pickles, kimchi slaw and a wasabi aioli.

Rudder Melt


Covered in out Charleston “hot” seasoning and topped with house smoked bacon, pepper jack cheese and onion jam. Served on texas toast.

Grilled Portabella Sandwich


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

Sides: $5.00

Collard Greens


Seasonal Vegetable Salad

Grits or Pimento Cheese Grits

Hand Cut Fries

BBQ Street Corn


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