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47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, 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: Lunch, 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! Now serving lunch and dinner
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 12
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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
Excellent Quality

Rusty's focuses on fresh catch fish with all coming in below $25. The quality is excellent. The menu is somewhat limited on other seafood dishes except as specialties. Instead of steamed shrimp, they offer a spicy shrimp - and it is delicious. Although the overall menu is somewhat limited - the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Stan222
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West Point, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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West Point, Georgia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Rusty's focuses on fresh catch fish with all coming in below $25. The quality is excellent. The menu is somewhat limited on other seafood dishes except as specialties. Instead of steamed shrimp, they offer a spicy shrimp - and it is delicious. Although the overall menu is somewhat limited - the food is excellent and worth visiting if in the... More 

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Dayton, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff. Fun atmosphere. Fair pricing. Food was very good. A large selection of seafood and non seafood choices. A burger and fries was $12 and the shrimp with two sides was $18. Both were very good. Only complaint would be it was kind of loud but that may have been because there was a very large party of 27... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Mako, swordfish, tuna and mahi mahi are really good, well cooked, not deep steamed and juicy. They really know how to make it. The staff is kind, clearly local and experienced. They make a difference when you are visiting for a while the OBX. They also offer a selection of local breweries. Be aware of what is draft, bottled or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Ribs and wings are fantastic, people are accomodating. My son has a peanut allergy and they were so understanding and went out of their way. Definitely would go back.

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Vass, North Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Friendly staff and outstanding fresh seafood at a reasonable price. Great appetizers and desserts as well! Try the smoked tuna dip appetizer and the grilled wahoo. We will definitely be returning to rustys!

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Midland, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The name of this place is deceiving. It's excellent fine dining! Shrimp dinner was crispy, hot and delicious. Jambalaya was spicy goodness. Pulled pork rivaled The Pit in Raleigh. Scallops were perfect. And the swordfish was a huge hit with two kids who usually don't care for seafood. Ambience was very pleasant and the waitress handled a busy evening with... More 

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited 7/17/15. Michelle was very helpful when I called for reservations the prior evening. This courtesy continued when we arrived at Rusty's and throughout the dining experience. Juanita was wonderful as our waitress. The food was delicious. I tried my wife's crab soup and both of us said it was great. My scallops and my wife's crab cakes were... More 

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Charles Town, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We decided to drive from Kill Devil Hills to check out Cape Hatteras. Before our trek, we scoped out a place to eat on TripAdvisor and found Rusty's. We were seated immediately. It was a little busy and our server was really working hard to keep up, but our service was good. Most items are $20 and up. It did... More 

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Bristol, Virginia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

First time on Outer Banks. Went to Rusty's. Had shrimp/grits. GF had build your own fajita. Had chocolate cake. AWESOME! Little pricey, but well worth it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I really enjoyed the calamari; it came with fried parsley (?) sweet peppers, hot peppers, and had a bit of a kick. The caesar salad was not very green and they mixed in sun dried tomatoes for some reason. My wife had the scallops and was very happy. My sister-in-law was pleased with the red drum. My one daughter was... More 

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Additional Information about Rusty's Surf & Turf

Address: 47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: +1 252-995-4184
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, 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: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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! Now serving lunch and dinner
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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