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Mini doughnuts are amazing. Much better than the fair! Fish was good, nice portion size. Sat outside on the rail and the service was great!
— Katie S

Always stop here when I am around the area and after hunts. The staff is awesome and very personable. The food is great... especially the Burgers!
— Sean H

Great food service and atmosphere, a must stop. Buckle Burger was fantastic and you can’t go wrong with house made dessert! Pecan pie cheesecake was delicious. Thanks Crystal!
— Eric Z

signature eats!

signature drinks!

Signature FUN!

Welcome to Rusty’s Waterin’ Hole!

The entire crew at Rusty’s take pride in serving the community and all who visit! Rusty’s is a sit down, family-friendly restaurant. Rusty’s also has plenty of bar seating which makes it a great stop for after work or that weekend trip to Wisconsin’s North woods.

Our menu is full of casual dining choices which includes appetizers, signature burgers and entree’s reminiscent of those meals you’ve had at Gramma’s house.

In 2015, Johnny & Crystal embarked on a new mission and began construction on a brand new timber frame event barn - Rusty’s Hitchin’ Post. The venue hosted it’s first wedding in the spring of 2016 and has been home to many wonderful weddings and events since then.

The barn is accompanied by a matching outbuilding which houses the bathrooms and a beautifully decorated bridal suite designed to provide a comfortable and relaxing space for the bride and her attendants.

 Thanks for checking us out. We hope you visit soon!

- Johnny & Crystal Emerson



Our first time there. Food was so great & tasty, staff was very efficient & didn’t miss a beat, loved the atmosphere & as soon as you walk in...the great smells pull you in. I had the Patty Melt. Was delicious. You can tell the hamburger is fresh & not frozen! Don’t pass this place by. Definitely worth stopping!!
— Diane D

This is our all time favorite place for fish fry Friday! Best tasting fish, tarter, taters, cole slaw, literally everything. Service is great as well. My husband and I were there tonight, they were so busy, and still had great service!
— Kristen G

I love this place so much
— Crystal M