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Rusty's Surf & Turf

47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4184
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is very nasty flies everywhere and they don't care! We couldn't even eat or drink our drinks because the flies were landing on everything we tried putting napkins over our drinks and the waitress said well once they start bothering you they don't...More

Thank Pamg810
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, portions perfect. Well worth the money. Food prepared quickly Wait staff not to bad. Not really a place for kids unless your kids have expensive taste.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rusty's went above and beyond my expectations. I visited with a group of 15 with a reservation. Our server, Debbie, was absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious and the staff were very informative and helpful! I had the brisket tacos and they were absolutely delicious....More

Thank rmerritt22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rusty's Surf & Turf remains a favorite when we vacation in Buxton. The seafood is always fresh and nicely presented. I have yet to order anything that I wasn't happy with. The folks there are friendly and accommodating.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat here rather than wait an hour somewhere else. Very eclectic menu. Wings were good, soup was good. Small portions for the prices.

Thank Rosemary G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu is out of date. They no longer have baked scallops. Had a choice of fried or broiled scallops. I chose broiled with sweet potato fries and steamed vegetables. Sweet potato fries were saturated in scallops sauce and were mushy. Scallops were very fishy tasting....More

1  Thank bwckicmommy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped by one night and we are so glad we did. My husband had a meal that had grits in it and said that was the best he had ever had. We all enjoyed our food. Great place

Thank Mwiese
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Finding fresh (read: not fried) food in Buxton and Frisco is easier said than done. Until now! We spend most of the summer in the area, and have been to most of the restaurants from Avon to Hatteras, and this is a new favorite. In...More

Thank mhornady
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This was the first time I had been to Rusty's and was pleasantly surprised. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. I had one of the specials on the menu while I was there, which was a seafood jambalaya containing shrimp, scallops, and mahi. It...More

Thank Kdub0615
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I have to assume that the $20 burger was an honest typo since it is actually $12 with all natural, hormone free ground beef on a toasted brioche bun and with hand cut French fries. Price wise, it is fair for what you get. Sure...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My father and I were road-tripping from Connecticut to Miami, Florida and decided to stop and stay in the Outer Banks for the night. We were staying in Kitty Hawk but decided to drive down to Cape Hatteras anyways and see the lighthouse. We ended...More

Thank Francesca M
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Heather W
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Response from Nikkisams | Reviewed this property |
I had the crusted duck one night and the fried shrimp the next, and both were delicious. The price of seafood has gone up a lot lately, so even the shrimp were $20. The mixed drinks are great too if you drink alcohol. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-4184
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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
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