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Rusty’s Surf & Turf Restaurant, Buxton, NC

Local seafood and all-natural meats meet international flavors in our longtime favorite Hatteras restaurant

Rusty’s Surf & Turf restaurant in Buxton, NC, brings international flavors to the Hatteras Island dining scene. The hallmarks of Rusty’s cuisine are using local seafood and all-natural meats in simple yet boldly flavorful presentations.

Owner/chef Rusty Midgett, a Hatteras native, left the island and honed his restaurant and kitchen skills in some of Philadelphia’s best restaurants with top chefs in the industry. His cooking style is inspired by his training in French and Italian restaurants as well as by some of the places he has traveled on surf trips. In his Buxton, NC, restaurant, his approach is simple presentations with overtones of international flair. He prepares each dish with expertise and care and loves surprising his customers with stimulating flavors in unpretentious dishes that stir an emotional connection with food. Offerings on the menu include fresh fish, shellfish, all-natural chicken, pork and steaks, pasta and more.

At Rusty’s Surf & Turf restaurant in Buxton, NC, Chef Rusty and his staff put their heart and soul into the food and the experience, and you can taste the love in every bite.

A Friendly and Casual Restaurant in Buxton, NC

Rusty’s Surf & Turf serves dinner seven nights a week in-season, and reservations are recommended but not required in this Buxton, NC, restaurant. While the food is seriously good, this Hatteras restaurant is casual, with fun and friendly staff, colorful decor and an ever-changing collection of local art. Rusty’s has a full bar featuring craft cocktails, craft beer and wine. In additional to indoor dining, Rusty’s offers outdoor dining on the porch. The porch welcomes well-behaved dogs, making it one of the few pet-friendly Hatteras restaurants.