Our Commitment to You

As we reopen our dining rooms, 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 from national, state, and local health authorities. We have implemented additional preventative measures to maintain a clean and  safe environment for our guests and our incredible team of workers. 

  • We are conducting pre-shift health screenings, and strictly enforcing our policy of requiring team members, to stay home if they show or report any signs of illness;
  • Practicing social distancing, wearing masks, and encouraging our team and guests to avoid unnecessary physical contact;
  • 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 between customers and 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;
  • Ensuring guests are the only individuals to touch items by removing all condiments from table and utilizing single service packets, single use and QR Code menus, and guest checks delivered without books;
  • Drink refills will be provided in a new cup rather than pouring from a pitcher;
  • Removing tables to provide additional space for guests;
  • Temporarily accepting reservations, offering curbside and dockside delivery service;
  • Ascertaining our vendors and suppliers are engaging in prudent preventative measures; and asking customers to order curbside takeout if they are symptomatic;
  • We are in constant communication with our employees to provide them with updated information and other guidelines as the situation evolves. 

We continue to offer on-line ordering and curbside delivery 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

Our People's Choice Award! March/April 2022
Our Commerce Video Story! 3/24/2022
Our Culinary Way Video Story! 3/4/2022
Our Place Voted Best Dinner with a View! 3/18/2022

Our WECT Story! 4/29/2020

Our Wilmington Biz Story 6/12/2019
Our Southport Magazine Story! 6/5/2020
Our Chamber of Commerce Story! 6/5/2019

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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