Had reservations on September 4th. At 6:30pm. We arrived a little early and were promptly seated (party of 9). Drinks were ordered and arrived in a timely manner. Everyone loved their cocktails. I had the Buxton Bourbon Proper. If you like old fashions give it a try. Apps orders calamari, fried green tomatoes, spring rolls and house made hush puppies. Great flavor and all cooked perfectly. Our group loved it all and it was quickly consumed. Entrees ordered and all came out in less than 20 min. Now the restaurant was full at this time and I thought it would be a while before our entrees cam out. Crab cakes, Fried shrimp, Seared Tuna and I think the best dish on the menu the Pamlico Paella, oh the flavors! Then came the homemade desserts, all on point and delicious. Our sever was on point and very attentive. We then went to the bar area for some after dinner drinks. The bar was full and no seats were available. We were still able to order our drinks from the bartender and she accommodated us with no problem. A table finally came available and we enjoyed our cocktails. Such a great atmosphere in the bar with the surfer and beach theme. I would highly recommend Rusty’s as the menu has offerings that you don’t see on the Island. Plus you can make reservations online,which is a big plus. Don’t wait 2 hours for your table. We will be back next year.