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Rusty's Surf & Turf

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ahi poke steak rustys is great the have art from local artists on the walls for sale and the original owner has surfed all over brought some of the best recipes and ingredients that are locally grown epic dinner out

Thank hoteljunki
central md
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Very Disappointed, food was overpriced and not good at all. The only item (out of a group of 8) that was liked were the BBQ wings (appetizer)

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central md
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Was not impressed, over-priced and way over cooked food - unfriendly 'hostess'. This was almost a painful experience it was so disapointing.

Thank travelgalCentralMd
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Food was soooo fresh and hot. Delicious she ran soup. Carolina barbecue was awesome. Brisket tacos for the wife were exceptional Add to this that our server, Debbie, made us feel so welcome. Knew her beer recommendation and it was great!!! Great atmosphere and reasonably priced Be back!!! 👌👌👌

Thank Dan G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went here because said chef was from the Islands. I had brisket tacos husband had prime rib..His was brought to the table cold had to send it back our sweet tea was terrible, overpriced was cut place but not my glass of tea...

Thank Nashville07
Hagerstown, Maryland
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I decided to celebrate our 27th anniversary at Rusty's. Pretty good meal ruined by inadequate service in bar area. Bartender was responsible for tending bar for entire restaurant along with wait service for every table in bar area. Poor girl did her best but ownership should not have put her in this overwhelming position. Inadequate employee coverage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

This is our second time at this great restaurant and it was just as good as the first. I had the coconut Mahi Mahi bites and they were so good esp. the curried pineapple dipping sauce. The ruby red crush cocktail was so refreshing- very fresh ruby red grapefruit! lastly, our server Debbie was great. We will be returning in... More 

Thank Melonscherry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by Rusty's for dinner. Service was excellent, friendly, personable staff, fast service without rushing you, food was orgasmic. Brisket nachos were a new item and they were out of this world. Shrimp and grits had just a hint of Gouda, and seafood platter was all fresh. Will have to make this a must on our next trip.

Thank wendy c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is the 3rd year that we have come to Rusty's for dinner & I think they get better every year. My husband, son & I came twice this year & ate like kings & queens. The food never disappoints. I highly recommend this restaurant. Go and enjoy!!

Thank JUDY H
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Very good bisque. Crab cakes are good. Pretty good shrimp and grits. Honestly, I like their soups better than their entrees.

Thank WanderlustByNature

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?