Our Commitment to You

The health, safety and well-being of our employees and our guests are always a top priority. As you know, and as our Sanitation Grades have always indicated, we are deeply committed to delivering on that promise.

To ensure the actions we are taking are comprehensive and appropriate to maintain a sanitary environment, we are closely monitoring updates and developments in the spread of the novel coronavirus from national, state, and local health authorities, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We have implemented additional preventative measures to maintain a clean and  safe environment for our guests and our incredible team of workers, as we are in the business of serving people and our employees cannot work from home. 

We are strictly enforcing our policy of requiring team members to stay home if they show or report any signs of illness; 

Reinforcing stringent hand-washing procedures requiring employees to wash their hands between tasks, or a minimum of every 20 minutes; 

Sanitizing the surfaces of all key guest touch-points a minimum of every 30 minutes; 

Diligently following current cleaning procedures using approved and effective sanitizing products; 

Making sure all soap dispensers are stocked and operating properly, as well as adding additional sanitizing stations throughout the restaurant;

Ascertaining our vendors and suppliers are engaging in prudent preventative measures; and

We are in constant communication with our employees to provide them with updated information and other guidelines as the situation evolves. 

At this time, we have not made the decision to close. Such a decision would invoke a personal hardship on our employees. We are currently offering curbside delivery for our take-out customers, and we are exploring delivery options for our loyal customers who are feeling under the weather and staying home. 

Bottom line, we are acutely vigilant about this serious situation, and will continue to do everything we can to protect our employees and our customers. We appreciate the trust and support of our loyal guests and we look forward to continuing to serve you. 

Best regards, Cindy H. Capps, Owner and President

Rusty Hooks Dockside Grill

Valentine's Dinner Specials

Reservations Recommended
Call 910.477.6616 to make your reservations


Friday, February 14th Valentine’s Dinner Specials

Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer


Filet Mignon served with fresh garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus

Fresh Catch prepared Sous Vide, citrus infused and lightly seasoned

Shrimp & Grits

Limited Menu Options Available

First Annual Chili Cook-off

Goodness Gracious – Great Bowls of Fire! 


Bring us your best Chili, invite your friends and Win the People Choice Trophy

January 26 2019 

Register at the bar by Saturday, January 25, 2019

Chili drop of ends at 2:45

Chili Tasting is from
3:00 pm –  5:00 pm 

Ring in the New Year with Dubtown Cosmonauts and us.


Dinner Reservations 5PM – 8PM

Dinner Specials: 

Filet Mignon, Grouper Oscar or Seared Sea Scallops 

w/Sweet Potato Puree and Brussel Sprouts

Regular Menu Available

After Dinner Party 9PM – 2AM

Live Music from Dubtown Cosmonauts – Midnight Toast

Advance Tickets $20 pp/Tickets at Door $25 pp

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve 11:30AM-3PM

Christmas Day CLOSED

New Year’s Day CLOSED

New Year’s Eve

Dinner Reservations 5PM – 8PM

Regular Dinner Menu and Dinner Specials

After Dinner Party 9PM – 2AM

Live Music – Midnight Toast

      Advance Tickets $20 pp

      Tickets at Door $25 pp

Southport-Oak Island Restaurant Week at Rusty Hooks

Sept 23, 2019 –  Rusty Hooks Dockside Grill will be participating in Southport-Oak Island Restaurant Week from October 14-20, 2019. 

3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner – $25.00
1st Course – Cup of Cream of Crab Soup
2nd Course – 4 oz. Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with choice of 2 sides
3rd Course – Slice of Key Lime Pie

Fall Specials

Sept 19, 2019 -We thank each of you for supporting us during our initial summer season! We will now have the following fall specials available additional to our regular menu. Hope to see you soon.




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Jun 12, 2019 – Cindy and James Capps opened Rusty Hooks Dockside Grill at 4907 Fish Factory Road near the South Harbour Village Marina about 45 days

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Jun 5, 2019 – A Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held for Rusty Hooks Dockside Grill located on the …

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