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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
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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82% Recommend
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English first
Burghill
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was beyond perfect! Very clean and a wonderful staff! I'll absolutely eat there again. I recommend it to everyone

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Eating swordfish 70 years, this was the BEST I have ever had! So says my husband .... Being a landlubber and needing beef, I order a burger and find myself being completely satisfied ! Then the real test .....key lime pie? Can it compete with mine ?????? Well, there it was a draw .....the filler and merengue were the Best... More

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Huber Heights, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Fresh seafood. The waitress was efficient and friendly even though we had a large group with several separate checks for her. No one in the group (as some are picky) had anything negative to say about their meals. I would go back here again, worth the trip.

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Columbus
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the better options in Buxton/Hatteras - second to the Fish House, in my opinion. My fish special was a little on the dry side. There is usually a wait. Nice atmosphere. By and large, it is worth a try.

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Worcester VT
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Excellent food, among the very best on Hatteras Island. Great service. No sunset views at this place, just really high class food and good service. For appetizers, try their unique sping rolls and the she crab soup.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We've been to Rusty's a few times. Most recently we went in with a party of 12. They were very accommodating, friendly and efficient. The 12 people at our table all got 12 different dishes. There were no complaints about anything. From the burgers to the gluten free fried fish we all enjoyed ourselves and had a good meal. We've... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
165 reviews 165 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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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