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“Not Again”

Rusty's Surf & Turf
Ranked #8 of 22 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $24
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Rusty’s Surf & Turf brings the bold flavors of the tropics to Hatteras Island. Owner Rusty Midgett left the island and honed his Restaurant and kitchen skills in some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants with top chefs in the industry. He is inspired in the kitchen by the places he has traveled on surf trips and by his training in classic French and Italian restaurants. Let him surprise you with creative yet simple preparations. Offerings on the menu include fresh fish, shellfish, all natural chicken, pork, steaks, and pasta in styles ranging from local to global, all served in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Chef Rusty and his team have the sources and knowledge to turn all of these dishes into mouthwatering creations that will please the whole family. The restaurant is fun and colorful with an ever changing local art collection. Rusty’s has a full bar featuring craft cocktails and craft beer.
Reviewed January 2, 2010

Was very bad experience all around...Will not go back or recommend!

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Reviewed October 19, 2009

There were 4 of us, and we each had very good meals. I had BBQ combo of ribs and shrimp and it was delicious. Sweet potato fries were great. For desert we shared triple chocolate cake which was very good plus mascarpone and berry cake was amazing. Nice selection of wine and bottled beer. Wish they had beer on tap. In the top 2 restaurants in Avon/Buxton area - will definitely go back.

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Reviewed October 4, 2009

On the last night of our stay, we chose this restaurant for dinner based on the number of cars in the parking lot and the bright exterior (it's a bright yellow house with gingerbread detail). The hostess was very attentive and apologized for having a 10 minute wait for a table, which we thought was no problem at all. There were chairs and a hammock swing on the front porch, and an old Toledo scale in the foyer, which were plenty to keep us occupied.
Our waiter was very friendly and quick. We had the calamari appetizer (with just the right spice) and clam chowder, which were both great. For entrees, we had the coconut battered kingfish and crabcakes. We all loved everything, including our 1 year old son. We took home desert - key lime cheesecake and chocolate layer cake - very rich.
Rusty greeted us at the end of the meal and asked how everything was, which was nice to know he's interested in his customers' feedback.
We highly recommend Rusty's!

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Reviewed September 25, 2009

Stumbled on Rusty's Surf and Turf by chance while traveling north on the Outer Banks. Really surprised by the friendly staff including being greeted by Rusty himself. The menu features a fresh catch of the day along with many other classics but with a unique twist. Meals are low on sauces and extra spices and high on taste and quality.

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Reviewed November 28, 2015
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