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Rusty's Surf & Turf

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-4184
17:00 - 21:00
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Cary, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

Fun atmosphere and great food. The seafood was very fresh.....................................................

Thank Cyndi K
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 22 August 2014 via mobile

Three of us went around 7:30 on a Thursday and the parking lot was packed! Went inside and were given a 40 min wait time so we headed to the small bar. Took some time before we could get our order in as the bartender was slammed with drink orders. Nice to see people ordering cocktails instead of just beer... More 

Thank Laura V
1 review
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Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Food was delicious but overpriced. The service was terrible. After we had been seated we had to ask for a server, we never received any more hush puppies although we asked several times. Anything that we asked for took forever to get. We ate there twice in one night, our first and last!

1 Thank GeorgeandTamie R
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Staying in Hatteras there are not a whole lot of choices but after having lunch somewhere else and meeting the sisters Debbie and Brenda ( I really hope I have both of their names right) and hearing good things we had to check it out. Well it was so good we went twice and had the pleasure of each sister... More 

Thank michael l
Jersey City, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We ate here two nights in a row - delicious food, fresh ingredients, beautiful presentation and excellent service. A real highlight.

Thank addie1979
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant 5 minutes prior to our reservation, only to find out that our party of 14 finally sat down an hour and fifteen minutes later. This is totally unacceptable having made this reservation two weeks ahead of time. The hostess told us to wait since we arrived five minutes early very well aware that we were... More 

3 Thank manon s
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit and based on the reviews we had fairly high expectations. We went with a large party of 13 and made reservations the day before. Food was phenomenal and service was outstanding! We couldn't have been more pleased :) we will definitely eat here again in the future!

1 Thank Sctabor428
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2014

What a nice surprise. Tremendous food and a lovely server named Brenda. We came with 3 family's for a total of 13 and they accommodated us with a smile and great service. Highly recommend. Enjoy!

Thank Partyof13teen
Buxton, NC
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The best calamari we've have had. Swordfish with cilantro cream sauce was perfect. And my husbands pork tenderloin great. Service was very good, We highly recommend Rusty's for an excellent meal that is obviously cooked with expertise and care.

Thank Carolyn S
Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 August 2014

The food was excellent. The portion size was large. Service was great! A little pricey but overall great.

Thank Theresa P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Contemporary
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?