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Atlantic Coast Cafe

Nc Hwy 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-1200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (32 reviews)
“fish tacos” (39 reviews)
“hash browns” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nc Hwy 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, the decor was only so-so and the tables and chairs were designed for outdoors, which was a little strange. Also, most of the tables were dirty and hadn't been cleaned recently. Looking past that, the seafood was very fresh and everything was...More

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to have a quick lunch. Their specialty fish taco was really good. Only down side is everything was ala-carte and was a bit pricey for just lunch.

Thank MichelleF0023
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Breakfast on the Island. Sit on the porch for a good view of the sound and kites on the water. get the Hatteras Monte Cristo

Thank Jason C
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Group of nine ate here. Found out upon arrival that even though they have seating, it's more of a take out place. No real wait staff. You order at counter, pay, and then they bring you your food. If you want additional drinks, you have...More

Thank OBHF
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This "order at the counter" breakfast spot serves perfectly adequate breakfast options, and would be great for families. There were only two in our party and we only ordered basic breakfast fare, but the food was served quickly and was hot.

Thank moats002
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Just kidding! Had dinner with my wife. The oysters were actually plump and tasty. Catch of the day was Mahi Mahi - more like catch from 3 days ago. Shrimp was OK. Like someone else pointed out :stay away from the crab cake - yuck!...More

Thank artworksmetal
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

we had a excellent breakfast here! service was quick and the waitress was attentive.we really enjoyed our meal!

Thank 24gregoryd
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The cafe served a variety of options, my whole family, with a variety of dietary needs, found something they enjoyed. They had a variety of smoothies, we ordered 2 and enjoyed them as well as an egg white omelette and a breakfast wrap. After ordering...More

1  Thank Lizzyp76
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My husband read and heard several reviews about The Atlantic Coast Cafe. We were underwhelmed. We know seafoods differ from place to place, but the spices we're off in the cc and we are thinking it wasn't just 'crab meat" in the cake. The meat...More

Thank Gina J
Reviewed 15 June 2017

just returned from holiday and this was my main Haunt while being there. I tried it the second day i was there......very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, clean through out and well maintained. Air conditioned (which was great) and i loved the outdoor seating area. good...More

Thank Martin M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nc Hwy 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Waves
  • Phone Number: +1 252-987-1200
Atlantic Coast Cafe. Great sandwiches, reubens, wraps, burgers, seafood, salads, smoothies, coffees . . . and the best breakfast for miles around! Family friendly. Free WiFi. Full menu available for take out. Catering menu available. Open 7 am daily, 7 days/wk, Mar-Oct. Handicapped accessible. NC Hwy 12, Waves (across from the KOA).
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