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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 #4 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The place is dark, and food isn't that great. What's up with the taste of the water too? You advertise great, but I say bland. Also the greeter was extremely rude and snobby upon entering. Where do you mention reservations in your advertisement in the local paper? My youngest loved your chicken fingers, but your steak was horrible. Heinze 57... More

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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Had dinner there and was served by Gibbs - who really helped with advice on what to do and where to go. Very helpful and very nice. The food was also very good. The seafood fresh and tasty. Overall would recommend.

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Trinidad, West Indies
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We'd made reservations for Saturday night, expecting to be in the area about 3 pm, but due to a 19 mile backup on the 158 onto the islands, barely made our reservation time, and were exhausted due to 12 hours on the road! And hungry! Very friendly waitress who was doing double duty tending bar, brought drinks and took orders... More

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Indian Head, Maryland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

They seated us for dinner then no waitress came for 10 minutes. I ordered fried shrimp and requested salad instead of the cooked veg of the night. Waitress very friendly and accommodated my request. Husband had the broiled platter which was to be cooked in wine butter. It tasted like they poured the wine over it instead of cooking it.... More

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a relaxing and delicious dinner at Rudy's. The calamari was great and the swordfish was spectacular. Grilled to perfection.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very cool place with very fast service. You get hush puppies with your meal and when you finish them they just keep bringing more to you. The servings were large and everything was cooked as ordered. I had fried shrimp, red potatoes and vegetables. Everything was great especially the shrimp, large and tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful as... More

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Queensbury, NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our party consisted of two adults and 5 teenagers who were staying nearby for summer vacation. Our waitress was very attentive and the food was good. I had the Pamlico Platter (broiled seafood sampler) which was good. My wife had broiled scallops, which she enjoyed. Sides that were good included the collared greens, hush puppies and sweet potato fries. 4... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

When you go you must try the flash fried oysters! Absolutely phenomenal! Another patron at our B&B suggested them and I'm very happy I tried them. We didn't have any problems with our order but the table beside us did. Manager did absolutely right in the situation apologized and offered free desert. They obviously care about their business. Also gotta... More

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Sunnyvale, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We've been vacationing in the Outer Banks (usually staying in Avon or Buxton) for years now and I've always been underwhelmed by the restaurants. They are good, but nothing like some of the fine dining that my husband and I are used to in California. Except now. Rusty's offers fine dining in the laid-back, friendly setting that we've grown to... More

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Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Casual interior, great for family. Cornmeal coated calamari appetizer was really terrific. Spring roll was okay. All of our fish entrees were excellent to outstanding. Sicilian mahi-mahi was outstanding though pasta was just okay. Wahoo with smoked salsa was outstanding. Caribbean/blackened red drum was excellent although spice overpowered the fish. Pamlico sampler and swordfish were also excellent.

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