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“Great Selection of Fresh Seafood and more”

Rusty's Surf & Turf
Ranked #5 of 22 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$24
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Rusty’s Surf & Turf is Buxton's neighborhood island bar & grill. They 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 May 14, 2018

Love the updated menu. We enjoyed the specials for the day (pompano and drum) and both were excellent, and we thought prices were very reasonable. They also have a nice selection of a variety of food on the menu from burgers/pasta to really really good seafood.

Also they had Ocracoke 1718 Brewery beer on draft which was great.

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Thank Mary Lou M
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We were going to Buxton Munch it was closed. I hear it’s really good but it was closed so we went to Rusty’s in front of Munch glad we did. Staff was super nice. They have a dinning room area to the right and bar to the left. I like that. I had fish, daughter had clams grandson got crab. Food was excellent. A lot of food. Large sandwiches. Place a little pricy but very good food worth the extra cha- change.

Thank Karen A
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Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

This is our second time to Rusty’s, but it has been many years. Good to know the food is still THAT good. We had the calamari and fried green tomatoes for appetizers, which were non-traditional, but yummy takes on the classics. For dinner we had the Southern Fried Chicken Sandwich, Blackened Fish Sandwich, Shrimp and Grits and St. Louis ribs. Everything was amazingly tasty and had different flavors from all our other ventures at Hatteras Island restaurants. The server was also friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thank Robin E
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

We stopped at Rusty's and had a great meal! I had the ribs, wife ordered pasta Alfredo and daughter had pasta diavolo. They are known for their seafood, but the ribs were the special of the night so I was swayed to the special. The ribs had a dry rub, so I skipped the bbq sauce on the side. The rest of the family enjoyed their respective pasta meals. Overall, I good decision to stop and eat.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

Great service, great breakfast!! Food was Soooo good!! I had the Eggs Benedict, with Fried Potatoes. Everything was served hot and delicious! My party had omlet, grits, hash, eggs, all remarked how good and hot everything was. Next time we will have Mamosa's and or Bloody Mary's.

Thank Smithsk57
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