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“Good food & Great welcome. ”

Rusty's Surf & Turf
Ranked #7 of 22 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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! Now serving lunch and dinner
Manchester, United Kingdom
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330 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Good food & Great welcome. ”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank SimonJRex
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English first
Trinidad, West Indies
Level Contributor
44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“They made it right!”
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 right away, but then we waited... and waited... and waited... 45 minutes. She did bring the salads for the two who ordered those, she did bring some hot, delicious 'hush puppies' -- don't normally like hush puppies but we all agreed these were good. Still, no entrées, and we were hungry to the point of tears. We still had not checked into our townhouse, gotten unpacked, or gone to Avon for groceries, and no food! Then the manager came and apologized. She said the kitchen had dropped our ticket, apparently just missed us, that food would be right out, and in apology they would 'comp' our whole meal, drinks and all, and they even tried to get us to order desserts too but we were not wanting that. The food did come, and it was hot and delicious, and we did like the restaurant, drinks, décor, etc. They deserve credit for Making It Right! Probably not this week because we want to try other places, but another time we would give them another chance. Everything else did get done if late, and we were very pleased with our entrées when they came, especially the shrimp and grits, and now that we have had a nice day of lighthouse climbing and the beach, we feel like our long first day of vacation on was truly saved by the decent treatment we received at Rusty's! PS We did tip the waitress anyway --it wasn't her fault!

  • Visited July 2014
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    • Service
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Thank Islander001
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Indian Head, Maryland
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Won't be back.”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

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. To boot it wasn't even a wine tasty for drinking. Perhaps a cooking wine? Yuk! Crab cakes were to be backfin but sadly it was not and full of this wine infused filler. The spring roll crab and shrimp appetizer had the same crab meat mixture. The bill was $85 including tip and we will not return. Shrimp were good but could have enjoyed same quality for better price they were simply battered. Two stars is being generous.

1 Thank KThompson38
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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious Dinner”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Had a relaxing and delicious dinner at Rudy's. The calamari was great and the swordfish was spectacular. Grilled to perfection.

Thank Beth M
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Fairmont, West Virginia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Very cool place with very fast service. You get hush puppies with your meal and when you finish them they just keep bringing more to you. The servings were large and everything was cooked as ordered. I had fried shrimp, red potatoes and vegetables. Everything was great especially the shrimp, large and tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful as well. Prices a little steep but not too bad. It's worth a stop!

Thank Way61
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