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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
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Sumter, South Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We ate here our first night in the outer banks at the suggestion of our B&B owner. Rusty is truly local with fresh fish daily, which was what we were looking for. My fiancé had the wahoo and I had the red drum. Both were fresh and delicious. We started with the empanadas filled with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat topped... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We passed this place a few times, but decided to try it and so glad we did. We had a super-picky eater with us, which made finding a place to eat beyond challenging. Our server and the hostess were very patient. My husband and I started with much needed cocktails (which were poured with a heavy hand ) and the... More

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Kind of disappointing. Food was good but place was very crowded. i expected better seafood in the heart of the outer banks.

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Coram, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was my second time going to Rusty's and loved it again. The service is provided with a smile and the food was great. My GF got a seafood platter that had a sample of most of their dishes which she loved and I got the Fried Shrimp with Mashed Potatoes and vegetables which was also great. Everything is fresh... More

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Newport News, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Reasonable prices, clean and great service... The best place to dine in Buxton! Would eat there again when we go back!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We recently went to dinner at Rusty's while vacationing in Buxton. What a disappointment. Only one in our party of five was happy with their meal. The crab cakes, while full of crab, had a very "off" taste. A "medium" steak arrived very well done. Given the entree prices, the portion size is small. And, for whatever reason, our server... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Made reservations for 9 of us (4 adults and 5 kids). Service was wonderful and the food was great. I ordered the Low Country Shrimp and Grits which was awesome. Will definitely come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Didn't know we had to make reservations so we waited about 30min. Fast, very friendly service. Huge portions, homemade desserts and great ambience.

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