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3051 Washington Road
Augusta, Georgia

Phone Number: (404) 860-BEER
Type of Food: Beyond Casual Seafood
Hours: 7 days
Dress: Reasonable
Reservations: None
Price Range: $6.55 to $13.95
Rhinehart's History:

Craig and Amy opened this luxurious eating establishment in 1983 with little more than a small refrigerator and their Aunt Nancy's toaster oven (and you thought they were multi-billionaires doing this for kicks).

They tried and learned many things over the years and came to the conclusion that:

1) you don't have to wear a tie or pantyhose to eat oysters
2) ice-cold beer makes the world a friendlier place
3) people won't get nervous if your restaurant leaks like a broken down beach shack
4) you don't get dishpan hands if you use paper plates, and
5) if most everything on your menus is under $9.00, men will bring their wives.

Keeping this in mind, they opened their "Beyond Casual" Oyster Bar and called it Rhinehart's (Aunt Nancy's maiden name).

Rhinehart's moister oysters, homebaked bread, and attentive hardworking staff quickly became a hit in Augusta. People began to tell their friends (or relatives if they couldn't afford friends) to look for Rinehart's on Washington Road for good food and great fun
. . . and they lived happily ever after!

The Food

Serious Snacks:

Rhineheart's Hand-Cut French Fries $3.15
Half order Fries $2.30
Clam Chowder w/Toasted Roll $2.89
Grilled Garlic Bread $3.45
Half-order Garlic Bread $2.45
"New" Garlic Jack Fried Cheese w/marinade $5.99
Fried Shrimp Sampler w/Fries (3) $3.65
Simple Shrimp Spread 'N Dip $6.49
Mama's Fried Chicken Fingers w/Fries $6.89
Chef Salad w/Roast Beef or w/Chicken $6.49
Chef Salad w/Shrimp $7.49
Stuffed Mushrooms with melted cheese $6.99
Buffalo Chicken Wings (Medium and Hot) $6.99


Tequila Sunrise  $3.25



Beyond Burger - A half pound Hamburger served with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise @ $6.55.

Chicken Grill - A tender chicken breast sizzled to perfection, served with cheese, onions, mushrooms and peppers @ $6.55.

The R&R - Roast beef grilled and covered in Render Vous (Our own garlic and herb cheese spread) @ $6.55.

Poor Boy - Flaky fried oysters or flaky fried shrimp, with lettuce, tomato and mayo @ $7.25.

The Steak Dip - Grilled beef and cheese with mushrooms and onions and "AU JUS" to dip @ $6.99.

Frank's Special - A butterflied chicken breast grilled and smothered with onions, mushrooms, peppers and cheeses, served with a side salad and a toasted roll @ $6.55.


Fried Shrimp Basket with Fries (7) $8.39

Fried Oyster Basket with Fries (7) $8.99

Fried Shrimp (4) and Oysters (4) Basket w/Fries $9.49

One Dozen Raw Oysters on the Half Shell - (Steamed Add 50 cents) @ $8.99.

Fried Oyster Fantasy - a dozen tender oysters, lightly floured and fried to perfection. @ $13.95.

Spicy Boiled Shrimp - a dozen U Peel-um, with spice or without served hot with butter @ $7.35.

Buffalo Grilled Shrimp - a dozen "Hot" Spicy Grilled Shrimp served with fries and bleu cheese @ $9.89.

New "Rhinehart's 37X" - Hot and spicy fried shrimp served with cool and frisky "Yee-Haw Ranch Sauce" and the Sweet and Tangy "Cha-cha-tango Sauce". 7 
Shrimp for $8.39 or 12 Shrimp for $13.45.

Grilled Shrimp Medley - Fresh shrimp, rice, mushrooms and onions, stir-fried to perfection @ $9.45.

Fried Shrimp Feast - One dozen crispy fried shrimp served with rice, coleslaw and a toasted roll @ $13.45.

Fried Shrimp (5) and Chicken Fingers (3) - served with French fries @ $9.45.

Alaskan Snow Crab Legs - One big, heavy pound served with hot melted butter @$13.95.

Bits & Pieces - One pound of crab legs that fell off the crab, as available @ $10.95.

Jambalaya - Boiled shrimp, sausage, onions and peppers combined with Cajun stewed tomatoes and poured over a hot bed of rice @ $9.79.

Bayou Crawfish Boil - One pound of crawfish served with spices and hot melted butter 
@ $8.99.

Rock Shrimp - One hefty pound of Rock Shrimp served with melted butter @ $11.49. 
Half Order @ $7.49.

For Kids - Grilled cheese with chips @ $2.99.

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