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Dancing Turtle

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58079 NC Highway 12, Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-4004
06:30 - 17:00
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Sun 06:30 - 12:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 17:00
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hot chocolate, loved the décor, great fuel stop before the ferry. Wifi available and a good selection of cakes

Thank VikkiCheltenham
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Coffee Shop on the Island. Never a disappointment! Super clean, super attentive staff. Highly Recommend!

Thank Selona Gale O
Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great morning spot to grab a cup of coffee. They have good baked goods that compliment the coffee nicely. Also ask for the Hatteras Sunrise smoothie and try to guess the secret ingredient!

Thank Brian S
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This place has excellent coffee and a great coffeehouse vibe for hanging out. Hatteras is very lucky to have a place like this in the village -- better than Starbucks!

Thank MaineBiztraveler
New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We visited the Dancing Turtle when we went to visit our beach house from New Jersey!! Being new homeowners in Hatteras, what a great surprise!! The coffee is great and I am not a coffee drinker, the baked goods were wonderful and the ambience was so relaxing and friendly. The Dancing Turtle souvenirs were very up to date and showcased... More 

Thank Linda H
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92 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Stopped to get a quick coffee on the way out of the Island and we were super glad we did. The coffee was excellent and so were the various baked goods they had. A super nice easy environment. We almost didn't want to leave the place and continue exploring the island! Highly recommend it to start your day!!!

Thank luv2travel30
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by on a whim and glad we did. Husband had a cappuccino - delicious- strong and smooth, not bitter- no nutmeg or cinnamon just the way he likes. A large variety of loose teas. I had the decaf English breakfast- fresh even though it's the off season. Shared a cinnamon roll, likes of cinnamon flower but bit too sweet-... More 

Thank KB92012
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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293 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I wish I could give this place more than 5 stars! They were AWESOME when we visited everyday of our vacation last week!!! The coffee is fresh, hot and oh so good! The pastries are also wonderful! We tried different biscotti's and muffins-all were great. Biscotti was slightly firm but not at all hard-my favorite. The owners love what they... More 

Thank gjscollins
Maple Shade, New Jersey, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

In the mood for a great coffee pick me up while on thread traveling? This is just the place. Has a great coffee shop, hippie, "we love the earth and our dogs" kinda feel to it. This might just be where hippie meets tastes great. The coffee and espresso drinks are top notch. They have excellent cakes and sweet treats.... More 

Thank John H
Havertown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Atmosphere is so inviting - friendly greeting when you walk in the door, dogs hanging out inside, locals chatting with you... just what you'd want a coffee shop to be. Beverages are delicious!!

Thank faithlynn72016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 12:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
06:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58079 NC Highway 12, Hatteras Village, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-4004

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?