Rusty’s Surf & Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras Island. Owner and chef Rusty Midgett, a native who left the island and honed his restaurant and kitchen experience in some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, is inspired in the kitchen by the places he has traveled on surf trips – the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera and the Pacific Rim. Let him surprise you with his creative preparations of fresh fish, local seafood and premium beef. Midgett gets his seafood directly from Hatteras Island sources. The restaurant serves dinner seven nights a week in the summer; call for off-season hours. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online. However, walk-ins are always welcome. You’ll find Rusty’s between Natural Art Surf Shop and the ABC Store.
47355 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton