This is the real deal for homemade comfort food at its finest, in a nice friendly atmosphere. The people that work here are so sweet, and not too bad on the eyes either! Locally owned & operated, you gotta respect and support that here in Charlotte. I love to come to Rusty's to meet friends over a casual non-fussy meal, accompanied by a good selection of wine & beer. The inside is cozy, but when the weather is cooperative, I love to sit outside to bask in the sun and people watch while I enjoy my grub. You really can't go wrong with anything here, as everything is made to order -- but when I was still eating meat, I remember that their burgers were really stick-to-your-ribs deliciousness. They're not skimpy on their servings, and my frugal self that compares the ratio of portion size to what you pay truly appreciates this.
Pros: Atmosphere, Service, Parking, Independently Owned & Operated
Cons: There are only 2 locations! But, at least it is not a chain!