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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 20 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
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
PA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Thought we should try someplace different as the selection of good restaurants here are few. Checked out their website and the prices looked reasonable and the reviews were good. We had reservations and ended up being seated in the bar area, not a big deal. To our amazement, the prices on the menu were significantly higher than the prices on... More

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Elkins, West Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We ate at Rusty's on a Friday night, while the restaurant was crowded the service was great. I ordered the blackened Mahi Mahi and it was perfectly cooked, by far the best meal I had on the island. My partner ordered the red drum and it was equally well prepared. As an appetizer we had the coconut fish bits, the... More

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Charleston, West Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The 2 of us arrived around 5:30 for dinner and were quickly seated. The waitress promptly took our drink order and returned to explain the specials for the evening. My wife had the Red Drum special and I ordered Fried Shrimp. Both were prepared well and served within 15 minutes of our arrival. The service was excellent by our attentive... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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

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
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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