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American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 21 July 2019 via mobile

Saturday lunch while out on the pontoon, nice touch to have someone helping you dock. Service was friendly and prompt, place was clean and a live band for the afternoon was fun. Besides the forgotten fish, the blackened grouper was bland. Fish tacos and fries...were good and burger (frozen patty) was huge. Good ambiance on the water, the food just gets the job done.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

This is a fun place to tie up your boat and have a burger. Very casual atmosphere. Drinks are served in plastic cups by busy but attentive servers. Live music on the weekends makes it more festive. We sat outside on the patio so didn't...try the nicer version of Rusty Anchor on the inside. Next time!More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 5 June 2019

Waterfront Grill with very good food and service. Staff very attentive. Live music on weekends. Lots of guest dock space but it does draw a big crowd. Enjoyed Rare tuna sandwich and grilled grouper sandwich. Good size parking lot for drive-up access.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 20 January 2019

Great place to go after a day on the lake!!! Typical Bar food and drinks, but can't beat the view and music!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Catfish Johnnys on Lake Murray is easy to get to by boat. The food was very good, waitstaff was on the ball, and the atmosphere was fun!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We have been here twice in the last two months. Only downside is the hours. They are not open every day of the week. First time we drove there and ate under the pavilion. The second time we drove the pontoon over and ate down...on the patio in the shade with our dog. They were very nice to the pet...even though we brought our own water and food. They did bring down a water bucket. The seafood quesadilla are pretty good. The catfish plate is very good with a choice of sides. Service was okay. Never were asked for refills. They have a slate of entertainers throughout the season. Can be a bit loud on the ground level and patio. Don't expect to hear a conversation.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Great outdoor space, come by boat or land. Their food is much improved since our last visit. (2017) Mostly bar food, since they combined the Rusty Anchor restaurant and Catfish Johnny's this year.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Lake atmosphere is awesome. Food is very good. Best food on the lake. Our summer hangout. Probably winter too since they changed menus and operators

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Nice place to boat to from where we live. Have live music on the weekends. Typical bar food. My favorite is a boom boom shrimp wrap with fries.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Very casual environment with views of the lake. Drinks and food aren't too expensive. Food is good and always fresh.

Date of visit: August 2018
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