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Rusty's Surf & Turf

47355 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4184
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“carne asada” (8 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Italian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
47355 NC Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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1 - 10 of 524 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Mirroring what another reviewer said: good food and friendly service. We had a good dinner here on a rainy Saturday night in late August. The Low Country Shrimp & Grits was excellent and the steak special was very good. The decor in the room we...More

Thank ID_321_TA
Reviewed 5 days ago

Good family restaurant. Lots of choices....seafood, pasta and steak. It was nice they took reservations, at least in the off season. Service was excellent.

Thank Lynne92649
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner here as had been impressed by the place when we stopped earlier for a couple of beers. Good seafood and acceptable service though staff seemed a little rushed at times.

Thank Andrew K
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with our restaurant. We appreciate all feedback as it helps us make improvements. We are glad you stopped by and that enjoyed our seafood. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a vacation favorite. We love the food and the wait staff is excellent. Always recommend this as a place to eat when you are Hatteras Island.

Thank bdswv
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review! It is always nice to hear from our customers. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Hatteras Island. Take care!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for dinner with family & friends, we ordered a variety of dishes (which were made to our specifications - not as listed on menu) and we were all very pleased with our meals.

Thank Carol M
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Carol, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words! It was a pleasure having your friends and family. We are very glad you all enjoyed your meals. Visit us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Im addicted to the she crab soup. I can find great seafood but here the dishes are creatively different you cant get anywhere else. Delish !Definitely will return

Thank alice A
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Alice, We are very glad you enjoyed the shell crab soup. It is definitely a fan favorite! We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Party of 8 had dinner. We all ordered different dinners and everyone was delicious. Waitress was very pleasant and service was good. I ordered scallops and they were excellent. Would definitely recommend and return.

Thank Betty7928
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Betty, It was a pleasure serving your friends and family. We are so happy you all enjoyed your dinner. We appreciate your review and recommendations. See you next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to Buxton with my family throughout my entire life - Rusty's has been an amazing addition to the restaurant scene. If you know the island, the best proof of a great business is that it is still there when you come back...More

Thank Erin H
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Erin, Thank you for your continued support! It is so great seeing our customers come back :) We appreciate the great feedback and look forward to seeing you next time you are in Buxton. Take care!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoying dining at Rusty's! There are always interesting specials as well as the island favorites. Especially love the ceviche! And when you want a change from seafood their steaks are truly yummy. Save room for dessert -- one favorite is the Sea Salt Caramel...More

Thank Dave D
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dave, Thank you for the great review! We are very glad you love our ceviche, steaks and desserts! It is always great hearing from our customers. Visit us again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was cooked to perfection. The waitstaff was attentive and professional. Chef Rusty came out, introduced himself and asked about our meal. You can tell he puts his heart and soul into each dish. We will visit every time we are in the area.

Thank rbelinda
rustymidgett, Owner at Rusty's Surf & Turf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We always strive to provide every customer with an excellent dining experience. We appreciate your kind words and business! We hope to see you in our restaurant again soon.

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Heather W
8 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
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47355 NC Hwy 12, 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
  • E-mail
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.
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