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Rusty's Wharf

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60 Oak Meadow Dr, Pataskala, OH 43062-7216
+1 740-927-2799
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go to Rusty's for fried fish instead of trying another church fish fry. We were very happy with the food and service. The clam chowder was very good. I had the 2 piece basket and the fish was crisp and delicious. Our 9 year old tried his first hush puppy and enjoyed it. Definitely a place we... More 

Thank bethmb
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little family place that serves hot and crispy fish and chips. There is nothing too fancy, but fish is cooked to order and light and crispy. Not really a place for the calorie conscious. If you haven't been.....come and try it. Nice quaint little place.

Thank margievet
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Lisa and her staff are friendly, courteous, and professional. Service is with a smile and conversation. All the items they offer are delicious but the baked fish on a bed of rice with hush puppies is the BEST I've ever had. If you've never been there, you have to check it out for yourself. Guarantee you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Joseph M
Columbus, Oho
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

In a little hole in the wall in an old strip mall there is a little family owned fish and chips joint with big taste. No pretensions, just order at the register, take away or dine in, get your table and the food will appear with a smile. The fries were very good, crispy and tasty. The fried shrimp and... More 

Thank DocRT
Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

After Golf my friend and i went for lunch and were pleasantly surprised! The place is not fancy but the food is very good and well cooked ! I consider the Cook a Master of the french fryer! And told the waitress to give them my complements ! Not over cooked and Golden Brown ! I got the sampler and... More 

Thank mrmom46
Columbus, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The fish is good, but can be greasy and a little heavy so be prepared. The owner makes all the desserts herself too from what I have been told. I have tried a few and they are tasty. Fun decor!

Thank Brenda W
Pataskala, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

They have really great prices and the best baked fish! Rusty's is a cute place for all ages. Their fish baskets are like the old Arthur Treacher's fish place, but with many more selections.

Thank kpasa2014
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very friendly restaurant that has great deals with good portion sizes. The staff is super friendly and answers my questions about a menu item with the details I need! 😀

Thank Carrie H
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Rusty's is a little known restaurant except by the locals but one to be sought out for their delicious fish and chips. The place is always busy because the food is delicious. The staff is very warm and welcoming with the owner often coming by your table to greet you. We enjoy telling new people about this "gem".

Thank n6a2n4c5y
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

On a day trip we found this little gem, as we stumbled around a few quilt shops in Pataskala. Excellent food, large portions, great atmosphere along with very good prices. The staff was attentive, friendly, and helpful in just the right amount. Will go back!

Thank annerie h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Oak Meadow Dr, Pataskala, OH 43062-7216
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Pataskala
  • Phone Number: +1 740-927-2799
Phone 740-927-2799, Zip 43062

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