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Rusty Rudder Restaurant

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3400 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4804
+1 609-522-3095
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
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16:30 - 21:00
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Newark, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 of us went in June 2016 (sorry for late review)..we went around 5:00 on a weekend and there was no one in there (should have known something was up then).. a little while later a large family with about 8 people came in. The place was SO quiet, no talking, and the food was really bland and hardly any... More 

Thank janicemc
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130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is the worst Buffet I have ever been two. Even if it was free, or if they paid me, I would not go back. Food is not edible. It has a great location, but nothing else going for it . I can't believe they are still in business .

Thank Poconop
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Worth every penny...which means a lot when it is cheap. Cold food, terrible variety, and terrible taste. There was not one fresh thing on the buffet. Please stay away from this place. You are much better off at Golden Corral. They had an opportunity to have a decent buffet at the shore when one does not exist...good try, but you... More 

1 Thank Chris S
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible. Food cold. Not a lot to offer. Most hot trays were empty. Service awful. Waitress gave ya dirty answer napkins. She never came back for drink refills. Cashier spent all his time on phone. No clean plates. Felt like we were being pranked.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

For 6.99 per person we didn't expect much. We had the breakfast buffet which was ok, not great but edible. The service was horrible!

Thank Nichole M
Smyrna, Delaware
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

All of the negative reviews are 100% true. I went with a group and the place is less than clean. The floors were dirty when the table was moved and spots on the ceiling. We all got our food and after tasting it requested a refund. I had cabbage, meatloaf, mac n cheese and mash potatoes and EVERYTHING tasted like... More 

Thank Truthbtold19
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

The selection was ok. I wish the menu was a lil different. However, my boyfriend took full advantage of the meats there. I enjoyed the shrimp and fondue dessert. The price we paid for dinner was $10.99.

Thank Lynette H
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Breakfast was horrible, couldn't eat one thing! Food potatoes all cold!! Skimpy selection compared to that fake print up in all advertised books for this place!Completely wasted our money and Soo disappointed! Awful place!

Thank Suelee002
New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Not what it used to be - I had been here a few years ago and recall we enjoyed it. Not worth it.. we barely eat the photos on their website are old too.... not nearly half the selection they show you.... it is run down, not well maintained. Food was cold, not good at all...

2 Thank 497giovannad
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I have not been to wildwood in close to 12 years and we decided to go on a last minute trip. We have always been happy to eat here when we went so I figured I would try it again. Boy o boy how things have changed. I should have known as soon as I walked in the door to... More 

3 Thank GBurger717

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Buffet
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 12:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3400 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260-4804
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Wildwood
  • Phone Number: +1 609-522-3095

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?