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Top Dog Cafe

25202 Island Pine Dr, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC
+1 252-987-1272
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish tacos” (53 reviews)
“burger” (51 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25202 Island Pine Dr, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Mahi Fish Tacos are great and the portion is large. I could only eat 1 but saved the other for today. My wife had the grouper basket which was also very good.

Thank Z8038OXdavidp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly service. Some unique plates like Bubba Gump burgers, hamburger with large fresh shrimp covered with melted cheddar. I had a carribean shrimp wrap. The wrap had a bit of jalapeño in it, very tasty!

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been here in a few years, but so glad we stopped back in. Good as usual, fun casual atmosphere. Very friendly staff. And everything that we ordered was delicious!! We'll be back next year!!

Thank Sheri M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been going to the Outer Banks for years and this was our first visit to Top Dog. It was crowded and the method of putting your name in for a table was a bit casual for me but none the less it worked. The...More

Thank TraceyC719
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never have I liked any fish tacos anywhere in the world, until I ate the special fish taco near Rodanthe, North Carolina in May! The server did not mis guide me when he proclaimed the visitors always return for the fish tacos!

Thank Ellen V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the must go places on our beach trip. It was so good!! Loved the ambiance of the place and the food was delicious!

Thank kristalnuzum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been one of our favorite places we ate it while on vacation in the area. We really liked the food and there is quite a lot to choose from on the menu. We also sat on the higher level which was fun. We...More

Thank allyouneedistara
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy at dinner time but the service was quick. Food was delicious but have not been charged for water at any restaurant anywhere I've been.

1  Thank Claudia H
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Top Dog has been around for a long time and offers a consistent quality menu of seafood, burgers and salads. We went for lunch and had the grouper, which was huge and excellent. It a small place which is very popular and can be difficult...More

Thank P5433DZrobertm
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Had good food there and it is a casual place that my wife and I enjoyed. Had fried scallops and fish and my wife had fried shrimp. Clean and tasty. Average price.

Thank Thomas H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25202 Island Pine Dr, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Waves
  • Phone Number: +1 252-987-1272
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