The Kindred Family Is About To Transform The Old Rusty Rudder Location


rusty-rudder-lake-normanAbout 2 months ago, Lake Norman’s legendary ‘Rusty Rudder’ announced that it would be closing its doors for good. As one of the lake’s only restaurants that you could drive your boat up to, many people were truly distraught.

The Kindreds (owners of Kindred’s Restaurant – voted one of the best in America), have now announced plans to take over the location and build a new concept called Hello, Sailor. It will be a restaurant, bar, and music venue, that will also double as a fully catered marina.

They’re now planning on opening in mid-to-late 2017 after a complete overhaul of the facility.

Their current restaurant, which was opened in Davidson in 2015, has recently been ranked No. 7 among the country’s top 10 restaurants by Bon Appetit magazine, and constantly tops local and regional charts for best food, service, and atmosphere.