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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (60 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Italian, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner today after a long day at the beach The sign out front said large groups welcomed! We had multiple family members from our of town totaling 14 The employees literally told us we were not wanted in their for dinner Don't recommend...More

2  Thank punkin3536
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We are a party of 14 walk in and the hostess say "oh we have no room for y'all... sorry we are under staffed"!!! I get it Friday night we even asked to sit separate but she says she still could accommodate us!!! If I...More

Thank Heidi G
Reviewed 1 week 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 4 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

1  Thank rmerritt22
Reviewed 4 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.

2  Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 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
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are NOT a take-out restaurant, however if it is requested we will try to accommodate. As far as the quality of our seafood, we only serve the best that is available. I would strongly suggest dinning in over taking food to go, because many...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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
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Heather W
9 July 2015|
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Response from rustymidgett | Property representative |
Year in and year out or average per person spend is $24. Some days it is as low as $19 and others as high as $30. It is interesting how some days many people choose to have cocktails, appetizers and desserts, and other days... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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, pasta, 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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