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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%
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“seafood” (60 reviews)
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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 525 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We ate at Rusty's twice during our one week stay on the Outer Banks. The food was great, the portions very generous, and the help was very friendly! The first night, we both had specials. I had chicken tacos, but I don't remember what my...More

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

Deanna, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with Rusty's Surf & Turf. We are so happy you and your husband enjoyed your meals. Visit us again when you are back in town :)

Reviewed 26 September 2017

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

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We are very happy you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2017

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

Lynne, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at Rusty's Surf & Turf!

Reviewed 17 September 2017 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 19 September 2017

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 7 September 2017 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 12 September 2017

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 28 August 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 25 August 2017 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 12 September 2017

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 25 August 2017 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 12 September 2017

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 25 August 2017

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 12 September 2017

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 23 August 2017

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 19 September 2017

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!

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Heather W
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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
USD 7 - USD 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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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