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Rusty's Surf & Turf

47355 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
252-995-4184
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Ranked #3 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Manchester, Vermont
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

After vacationing in Avon many years, we found Rusty's to be a nice change in dining. Not a your typical fried or broiled fish place. We liked the menu and overall all our meals were tasty. I gave a lower than expected rating because I feel that the dining room was cramped and noisy. Also we waited for a table... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We had an excellent dinner here and would be very happy to recommend it to other travellers. It was very good food with friendly staff and a nice ambience. Definitely worth a visit.

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High Point, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The staff was friendly and the service was fast. I got the fish tacos since the waitress said the fish was flounder and that it was caught that day. It did not taste fresh. My wife got shrimp tacos and said it was excellent. The meal was overpriced for what we got.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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139 reviews 139 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Casual, fresh seafood spot. Everything was pretty average. Fresh grilled fish was good but the hamburg was served on a brioche bun. An odd choice for a burger bun, too sweet and rich. Service was ok. Once was enough and even though options were limited we doubled up on other spots.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Always have a great dinner every time we come in. The service is also excellent. Every time we are in Buxton we eat here!

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Irvine CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Rusty's Surf & Turf offers a decent but not great dining experience at a reasonable price. A reasonable choice for dinner in Buxton.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

As we expected, finding an abundant selection of restaurants on Cape Hatteras was not going to happen. However, Rusty's was a better than decent place for dinner. Service was efficient, and the food was fresh and well prepared. It appeared that some of the locals frequent this restaurant, so it can't be all bad. Everything from the salads to the... More

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Lock Haven, PA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Quick service with reasonable prices. Restaurant serves sandwiches to dinners. Must be popular with the locals because it was busy the whole time we were there.

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Silver Spring, MD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Tired of typical seashore food...Then try Rusty's. High quality food, prepared very well and served by friendly staff. It was recommended by a friend who's in the food service biz, and he was right. Not a place for the kids but great for us grown ups who appreciate good food.

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Ajax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Good service, tropical settings. Great jambalaya and great dessert. The coffee was nice and strong. Friendly service.

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