Different is Good: The Story Behind The Name

Everyone wants to know why we chose a name like The Rusty Onion for the place that serves the best pizza Carolina has to offer After all, rust and food don’t generally go together and, as a beloved beast in a Disney movie pointed out, “not everybody likes onions” – most onions, anyway. The response to this particular onion has been really good, and we’re pretty proud of that. So, how did we come up with the name, you ask? Well, we wanted a place that would stand out in the local restaurant line up, and in order to do that, we had to be willing to take some risks. We know that some critics will try to point out the obvious and say that our name was one of those risks – we’re actually counting on it. It made you curious, right? You’re here, after all, and that was the point. Our goal is to provide a dining experience that goes beyond the usual, one that dares to cross over into the “you just have to try it” when you talk about us. So yes, we did name our restaurant with the word “rust” in it, and we did use an onion as our ambassador – and we promise that once you try it, you’ll tell anyone who tries to steal a bite to “get your own.”

Meet the Owners

Jimmy Margiotis and family started The Rusty Onion and took it from concept to reality over a decade ago. Now, under the new ownership of David Hatch and son Tyler, The Rusty Onion legacy continues with the same great food and atmosphere you’ve come to love. Whether it's a family dinner, business lunch or just wanting a place to enjoy a drink with friends and watch the game, The Rusty Onion is where you want to be. Come see why our food, service and atmosphere are difference makers! And be sure to say “Hi” to David or Tyler when you stop by!

What Makes The Rusty Onion Anything But Typical?

From our name to our cuisine, we aim to be unique. We know that this counts most for our menu, and we want to provide the best pizza Carolina has to offer. We have listened to your feedback and worked with local industry experts to deliver a selection that will appeal to the adventurous as well as the conservative, the big spenders and the thrifty. We want to be the best at what we do, so we also appreciate and welcome your feedback. Got an idea for a unique and interesting menu item or event? Tell us about it – we’d love to hear from you!