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Rusty's Surf & Turf

) #7 of 15 Restaurants in Buxton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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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“hush puppies” (51 reviews)
“seafood” (60 reviews)
“carne asada” (8 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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47355 NC Hwy 12, PO Box 458, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here in the past and it's worth coming back. Over the last few days have eaten here twice. Had the beef golash once and then the shrimp jambalaya. The food is great and the drinks and service are very good. A bit pricey...More

Thank Stan S
Reviewed 26 September 2014

We dined here due to accomodating those who require gluten free options. We found the prices to be quite high for the quality of food delivered. Overall, it was a very disappointing dining experience. The flounder was dry and mostly unappetizing. The scallops were weak...More

1  Thank emiloohoo
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Thought the food was a bit overpriced for the food it served. Pasta seemed a bit overcooked.....small pieced of fish in entree....Hush puppies however were great!!

Thank kath914
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Arrived shortly after opening for dinner, and during this time of year and on a Sunday evening, not a busy place, so we had our meal in no time. Great tasting seafood.

Thank from36000ft
Reviewed 21 September 2014

The food was plentiful and delicious. Our server Brenda had a great personality and was very attentive without being over bearing. Willl definitely go again. Only suggestion to owner, dim lights a little will improve atmosphere.

Thank Nicola L
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We enjoyed dinner here as a wrap up to our week on the island. Everything was wonderful! There was a very large party also in the dining room. Could have done without it as far as atmosphere, but neither the food nor the service were...More

Thank Suffritz
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Very good seafood, good sized portions of everything. Expensive, but well worth it. Wife loves seafood and says it was the best she's had on Hatteras Island, which is chock full of good seafood restaurants.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 8 September 2014

We had the ribs and the Swordfish. My husband and I both like our meals very much. Our service was excellent as well, we didn't wait very long for anything!

Thank Jeanna B
Reviewed 5 September 2014

We ate here our first night in the outer banks at the suggestion of our B&B owner. Rusty is truly local with fresh fish daily, which was what we were looking for. My fiancé had the wahoo and I had the red drum. Both were...More

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We passed this place a few times, but decided to try it and so glad we did. We had a super-picky eater with us, which made finding a place to eat beyond challenging. Our server and the hostess were very patient. My husband and I...More

Thank Tammyg0525
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Heather W
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Response from Nikkisams | Reviewed this property |
I had the crusted duck one night and the fried shrimp the next, and both were delicious. The price of seafood has gone up a lot lately, so even the shrimp were $20. The mixed drinks are great too if you drink alcohol. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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, past, vegetarian items 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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