The Rusty Anchor Seafood Restaurant is one of Key West’s best kept secrets. Just 1 mile north of Key West, nestled in a quiet neighborhood off US 1 on Stock Island, it has been owned and operated by a local family since 1983. It offers the freshest local seafood that comes straight from the commercial fishing fleet to its fish market and restaurant. The Rusty Anchor has been a local and tourist favorite for years, featuring unbelievable conch fritters, fresh shrimp, and a selection of local fish that is prepared to the customer’s liking.
During stone crab season from October to May the raw bar has an array of claws cooked and placed on ice. Also, Wednesday night brings in the crowds for The Rusty Anchor’s Prime Rib night. Seasoned and slow roasted prime rib is the feature of the night, along with the usual wide selection of fresh seafood. The Rusty Anchor offers a casual and relaxing dining experience with a variety of photographs and art depicting the seafood industry throughout the years. You will feel at home upon entering this unique seafood restaurant.
Prices and portions are always agreeable to the customer looking for great seafood at an affordable price. The Rusty Anchor is open for lunch and dinner and offers a full bar with a wide selection of tropical drinks, including Patty’s famous rum punch. The Rusty Anchor accommodates many small and large parties in its main dining room and has a beautiful adjoining room with an outdoor garden for private parties. Come join Ramon and Patty Rodriquez and family for an unforgettable dining experience and share the local’s best kept secret since 1983.