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The Rusty Duck

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American, Bar
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723 Marshall St, Dexter, IA 50070-1031
+1 515-789-4142
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 12:00
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Shell Lake, Wisconsin
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247 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Four of us went here for dinner. Two of us had burgers and two of us had pork loin. The burgers were awesome, cooked to perfection and the fries were great too. The pork loins were tender, juicy and very tasty. Portions were very generous. Plenty for two people. When we are in the area we'll definitely go back again.

Thank Lakerfantoo
Gray, Tennessee
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280 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were there last Friday night I had heard a lot of good comments by friends and patrons. We drove from NE Tennessee all thought I grew up just east of there. We ordered the 15 oz sirloin burger Ultimate Holy Cow it was huge cooked to order the best burger we have ever had. If you haven't been there... More 

Thank J T
Modoc, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Had reservations with group. Drove up and was kinda wondering what we got into BUT when all was over ...EXCELLENT STEAK. I would definetely eat here again!!

Thank netime-allthetime
South Haven
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

From the outside it may not look like much but the food was outstanding! I had a Black & Blue Ribeye. It was made to perfection and worth every penny. We were in a large group an the appetizers & food arrived in a timely fashion. Definitely would go there again.

Thank southhavenfamilycg
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We drove about a half hour to get here and honesty, I would have driven much farther for this! The food was absolutely outstanding. I was there with one other person and we each had the ultimate cheeseburger. My guest had the homie fries and I had the onion rings. This is the way food should be!! It was sooooo... More 

Thank travelbug12339
Dexter, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's all good...ITS ALL GOOD! From the prize hamburger with fixings that nearly require another plate..to pastas and steaks. Be sure to get the pile of homemade onion rings. They have a top chef. They seat quite a few folks but if you're stopping in at a dinner hour you'd might call and reserve a table. Yup it's that good.... More 

Thank Mslarh
Dexter, Iowa
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and the food is always wonderful. The portions are large and well worth the money. The cheeseburgers are 14 oz. of chopped steak and are amazing. They will charge you an extra plate charge if you plan on splitting a meal....so don't be surprised by it and I totally understand why they do it.... More 

Thank Alicat22c
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Located approximately a half hour west of Des Moines, Iowa, in the town of Dexter, The Rusty Duck is well known for its steak and hamburgers. In 2011, the restaurant was awarded the honor of best hamburger in the State of Iowa. For those who enjoy a great steak or hamburger, The Rusty Duck is worth a visit. Dexter is... More 

Thank Harry D
Winterset, Iowa
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135 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

As a birthday treat we always choose a new place to try, so having heard about the rusty duck i chose to go there. It turned out to be a small town bar/restaurant which seemed to be a good choice. They had a few specials listed in the entrance, but we just glanced at them because they seemed a little... More 

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Johnston, Iowa
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We ordered an Italian chicken Alfredo dinner and a pork tenderloin sandwich. Both were excellent. The service was super. We were asked to move to another table when a large group came in. We were then given a round of free drinks for doing so. The blueberry Moscow Mule was wonderful. This is our second trip to this restaurant and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
17:00 - 12:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 723 Marshall St, Dexter, IA 50070-1031
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Dexter
  • Phone Number: +1 515-789-4142

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?