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Longtime Favorite Hatteras Island Restaurant 

Local Outer Banks seafood and all-natural meats meet international flavors in a longtime favorite Hatteras Island restaurant

Rusty Midgett, a renowned chef and proud father of an amazing young man, has made a name for himself in the restaurant industry by offering an unparalleled culinary experience that combines his passion for surf travel and his love for discovering new flavors. As the chef and owner of Rusty's Surf and Turf restaurant in Buxton on Hatteras Island, Rusty is committed to providing his guests with a unique and memorable dining experience.

Rusty specializes in seafood and steak and incorporates the flavors he has discovered on his journeys around the world into his menu. He believes that food is a reflection of culture and that every dish he serves tells a story. His vision is to create an environment where his guests can enjoy exceptional food while also learning about the cultural significance of each dish.

As a community-minded business owner, Rusty strives to give back to the people who have supported him throughout his career. He is committed to providing food and experiences that are not available at other restaurants, and he takes pride in being ahead of the curve. His dedication to innovation has resulted in many imitations from other restaurants, but Rusty remains focused on continuing to push boundaries and bring new ideas to the table.

Rusty is not just a chef, but also a surfer who craves surf travel and the experience of discovering new food. His passion for adventure and his commitment to his craft are what make Rusty's Surf and Turf such a unique and special place. Whether you're a seafood lover or a steak aficionado, Rusty has something for everyone at his Hatteras restaurant. 

A Friendly and Casual Hatteras Island Restaurant

Rusty's Surf & Turf is located in Buxton, NC, just two miles south of the entrance to Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. We're proud to offer fine dining in a colorful and casual atmosphere. We feature local seafood with global flavor, plus a full bar complete with craft cocktails, craft beer and wine. Dine indoors or outside on our porch. We serve dinner Wednesday through Sunday nights. Reservations are recommended, but not required.