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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 19 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Burlington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We love eating at Rusty's each time we are in the area. Our favorite is the Pamlico Platter. The scallops are enormous and bursting with fresh ocean flavor, the crab cakes are large and sweet, the shrimp are robust, and the red drum is melt in your mouth. The batter on all is light and crispy. At one pound of... More

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Berlin, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Seafood was good. We only ate here one time, but the parking lot is always full at dinner time. Service was very good.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Have eaten here in the past and it's worth coming back. Over the last few days have eaten here twice. Had the beef golash once and then the shrimp jambalaya. The food is great and the drinks and service are very good. A bit pricey but most places at the beach are but this is worth it.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We dined here due to accomodating those who require gluten free options. We found the prices to be quite high for the quality of food delivered. Overall, it was a very disappointing dining experience. The flounder was dry and mostly unappetizing. The scallops were weak at best. Not recommened.

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virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Thought the food was a bit overpriced for the food it served. Pasta seemed a bit overcooked.....small pieced of fish in entree....Hush puppies however were great!!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Arrived shortly after opening for dinner, and during this time of year and on a Sunday evening, not a busy place, so we had our meal in no time. Great tasting seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The food was plentiful and delicious. Our server Brenda had a great personality and was very attentive without being over bearing. Willl definitely go again. Only suggestion to owner, dim lights a little will improve atmosphere.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner here as a wrap up to our week on the island. Everything was wonderful! There was a very large party also in the dining room. Could have done without it as far as atmosphere, but neither the food nor the service were affected by the packed house. An excellent meal!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very good seafood, good sized portions of everything. Expensive, but well worth it. Wife loves seafood and says it was the best she's had on Hatteras Island, which is chock full of good seafood restaurants.

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Bellbrook, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had the ribs and the Swordfish. My husband and I both like our meals very much. Our service was excellent as well, we didn't wait very long for anything!

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Additional Information about Rusty's Surf & Turf

Address: 47355 NC Hwy 12, 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, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vegetarian

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