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“Unassuming place with great food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rusty's Surf & Turf

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: Eclectic, American, Steakhouse, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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!
Colorado Springs
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296 reviews 296 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Unassuming place with great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Best meal we had all week in the OBX. Blackened drum fish was awesome! Doesn't look like much from the outside, but service was friendly and quick and food especially creative and tasty. Would definitely eat here again.

Visited September 2013
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Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Excellent Food, Great Staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We found this place thanks to Trip Advisor and enjoyed a delicious meal here...the food is well-prepared, the portions generous and our server was fantastic. It's great for couples or families, has a nice atmosphere and a comfy front porch if you have a wait (which will be short). You won't regret stopping here for a delicious meal!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb Seafood--Best Anywhere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We've eaten seafood on our vacation every day for a week down the coast from Cape May NJ to Buxton NC. Rusty's has the best of anybody--bar none. The oysters were the best we've ever had anywhere; and the shrimp was second to none as well. If we're ever back, we'll do it again. Keep up the good work

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bemus Point, New York
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

This is a place you must eat at when you come to Hatteras! We were greated by Rusty and the drinks and food was delish!! Thx for a wonderful diner!!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Limited Restraunts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

My family and I decided on Rusty's after looking at the Restraunts and the reviews in the area. We had the calamari and it had good flavor but it was over cooked and chewy. I had the Mahi Mahi Sicilian style, the pasta and sauce was good but the Mahi Mahi was over cooked. My wife had the crab cakes and the were very good, lots of crab and very little filler. The crab legs were cooked perfect and very tasty the crab came out large chunks, the steak was very tender and flavorful.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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