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A photo of Rusty's Surf & Turf restaurant
4.5
Awesome(251)
$$$$
• Seafood • Nags Head
Rusty’s Surf & Turf Outer Banks restaurant 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 resources 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.

Discover Nags Head

Nags Head, North Carolina, with its proximity to Kitty Hawk, is a delightful barrier island on the Outer Banks. Many restaurants in Nags Head specialize in seafood and offer low-calorie vegetarian choices. Restaurants featuring international cuisine options are a diverse pleasure. You can enjoy Hawaiian, Thai, Mexican and American selections at the same table. Seafood eateries and steakhouses on Nags Head's 11 miles of secluded beach offer exciting waterfront dining. Highlight your grilled or fried seafood dish with a creative salad featuring hearts of romaine, strawberries, red onion and feta cheese. Mango salsa, bourbon glaze or sweet chili remoulade highlight the flavor of your tuna, scallops or crab meat at a number of Nags Head's beachfront options. For a land-based choice, steakhouses serve New York strip steaks, Polynesian chicken and porterhouse pork chops.

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