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Rusty's Surf & Turf

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47355 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4184
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Rusty's Surf and Turf is an eclectic beach restaurant focusing on local...
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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  • 183
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  • 76
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 14
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food!

The food at rusty's is great. Best seafood in hatteras island. Good service as well at a relatively expensive price. The food is worth every penny!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
cpt_jerseycream
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Frisco, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Frisco, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The food at rusty's is great. Best seafood in hatteras island. Good service as well at a relatively expensive price. The food is worth every penny!

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The red drum, their specialty fish, is good and portions huge. Presentations seems to change periodically. Hush puppies instead of bread. Yum!

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Greeneville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Menu had enough delicious things that you wanted to have multiple meals. Our server, Brenda, was very good - she checked on us just enough that she wasn't a bother, but nothing went unchecked. Food was excellent - I had Jambalaya (would definitely order this again; my wife had the chicken penne pasta - she was very complimentary of it.

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Manomet, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We loved this place! Very colorful, Caribbean feel to the decor. Excellent food. Brenda turned me on to the locally caught wahoo. Wahoo, is right! Wonderful fish wonderfully prepared with Panko crust today. Yum. We also tried the crab cakes- broiled. Mostly crabmeat. Very nice. We enjoyed the Carolina Brewery craft beer selection. Would surely go back!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Rusty's is a local establishment run by local folks that are doing a very good job providing really good food at a reasonable price in a nicely decorated dining facility. Would definitely recommend.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was great (had the Mahi Mahi dish), but the star of the evening was the cornbread calamari with sweet red peppers and jalapeño! Delicious!!

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hudson falls
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Rusty' scan fry any of their seafood in cornmeal in a dedicated fryer! I can't remember the last time I had gluten free fried shrimp! It was delicious, and so fresh! The staff was knowledgable and helpful. Dinner was fantastic!

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Richmond, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Food on menu was pricier than on website. It was tasty though. Crab cakes ($25) were great. Unfortunately my daughters cheeseburger ($15) came out almost raw. My other daughter ordered the chicken quinoe ($18). She said is was excellent. The calamari appetizer ($10) was really great too. The atmosphere was eh. I feel like we could have gone somewhere on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Delicious. Enjoyed the fresh fish. Atmosphere very quaint and inviting. Highly recommended for anyone to visit to experience fresh seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Let's face it, not a lot of "fine dining" on the island but we liked this place. Comfortable bar area and good food. Service was very friendly. We chose to dine at the bar, the dining area had mainly families. Nice place!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47355 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4184

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: Eclectic, American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?