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Rusty's Surf & Turf

47355 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4184
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Ranked #5 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Bar
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Rusty's Surf and Turf is an eclectic beach restaurant focusing on local sourced fish, seafood, vegetarian and steaks using styles ranging form local to global. If you are looking for fun, interesting and delicious or simple and strait forward, we have something for everyone!
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English first
Jersey City, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here two nights in a row - delicious food, fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation and excellent service. A real highlight.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes prior to our reservation, only to find out that our party of 14 finally sat down an hour and fifteen minutes later. This is totally unacceptable having made this reservation two weeks ahead of time. The hostess told us to wait since we arrived five minutes early very well aware that we were... More

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Avon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was our first visit and based on the reviews we had fairly high expectations. We went with a large party of 13 and made reservations the day before. Food was phenomenal and service was outstanding! We couldn't have been more pleased :) we will definitely eat here again in the future!

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Hermitage
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

What a nice surprise. Tremendous food and a lovely server named Brenda. We came with 3 family's for a total of 13 and they accommodated us with a smile and great service. Highly recommend. Enjoy!

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Buxton, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The best calamari we've have had. Swordfish with cilantro cream sauce was perfect. And my husbands pork tenderloin great. Service was very good, We highly recommend Rusty's for an excellent meal that is obviously cooked with expertise and care.

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Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The food was excellent. The portion size was large. Service was great! A little pricey but overall great.

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Sterling, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Again, using Tripadvisor we were able to ....based on various reviews... get a feeling of what a place would be like. This restaurant met our expectations based on those reviews. Casual atmosphere, relaxing; too bad they don't have outdoor seating. We had to wait - but not long, service was fast and efficient and friendly. There was a problem with... More

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Burghill
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

The food was beyond perfect! Very clean and a wonderful staff! I'll absolutely eat there again. I recommend it to everyone

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Eating swordfish 70 years, this was the BEST I have ever had! So says my husband .... Being a landlubber and needing beef, I order a burger and find myself being completely satisfied ! Then the real test .....key lime pie? Can it compete with mine ?????? Well, there it was a draw .....the filler and merengue were the Best... More

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Huber Heights, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Fresh seafood. The waitress was efficient and friendly even though we had a large group with several separate checks for her. No one in the group (as some are picky) had anything negative to say about their meals. I would go back here again, worth the trip.

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