The Rusty Spoon (Permanently Closed)

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What’s Clean

The beef served at The Rusty Spoon is 100% grass fed. Often, the meat is sourced from White Oak Pastures, Morris Family Farms or Lake Meadow Naturals. Jamison Farms provides the lamb entree and much of the seafood is wild caught and/or sourced from Wild Ocean Market in Titusville. Most of the produce is supplied by local farms that practice organic growing methods or are certified organic. The chicken, eggs, and bread are not organic. Most of the menu is scratch made in house.

What’s Served

There are 2 separate menus for lunch and dinner. The lunch menu includes burgers, pasta dishes, seafood, soups, salads, and small plates. The dinner menu includes much of the same in addition to entrees of lamb, seafood, chicken, and steak.

What I Ordered

I’ve sampled many dishes at The Rusty Spoon over the years. However, for this review, I ordered the 55 Burger accompanied by the house made Shittinonion Soup. And yes, you read that correctly. To begin with, the grass fed burger was stuffed with bacon and Gruyere cheese…drool. Next, the beef was blanketed with house made aioli then smothered with sauteed onions, and topped with their perfectly pungent house made pickles. The bun was delish, soft and just the right size. Overall, the burger was a 2 fister of moist ground beef oozing with cheese and drowned in a perfect combo of mouth watering toppings, so yum. Finally, The Rusty Spoon’s version of French Onion Soup was fresh and light, quite tasty yet not salty, with the perfect amount of cheese and croutons.

The Vibe

Located in the hip Church Street District, The Rusty Spoon has an urban feel with exposed brick walls and wood floors. A large bar greets you at the entrance, complete with TV viewing for those important games. Even though the space is quite open with high ceilings, I don’t find it to be too loud during my visits.

The Takeaway

They provide locally sourced and mostly clean food in a happening part of Orlando. When I’m craving a burger, this is the place I visit. The Rusty Spoon is best known for its commitment to local sourcing and initiating the farm to table movement in Central Florida. Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that parking in the Church Street area can be challenging. Depending on the events of the day, parking in the 55 West or Suntrust parking garages is usually your best bet.

Rusty Spoon 55 burger
Gluten Free Options
Outdoor Seating

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