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3712 N. Croatan Higbhway, Unit A, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
+1 252-480-2855
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of few options for off season

This was our first experiences at this restaurant and I had high expectations. You walk in and it's very nice and high class. However, you must order and collect your own flatware and seat yourself. I thought it was weird they ask you to pay AND tip before you even get your food hence the reason I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ktndave
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first experiences at this restaurant and I had high expectations. You walk in and it's very nice and high class. However, you must order and collect your own flatware and seat yourself. I thought it was weird they ask you to pay AND tip before you even get your food hence the reason I did not tip.... More 

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Thank Ktndave
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not much to look at, but when I finally got here I tried the Johnny cakes and mushroom omelet special. The omelet was the better in my opinion but will come back for different dishes. It is served in a rustic metal frying pan. Done in about 20 minutes. Now, this was around a dead time first week in December,... More 

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Thank mdrake58
North Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food at the Good Life is made fresh. The skillet breakfasts are excellent. All the lunch items, including the salads are very good and sizable proportions. They offer craft beer and wine. Not fancy but one of my favorite go-to places.

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Thank Fran D
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We must have eaten on an off day, as our breakfast wasn't good. The people were nice and the place was clean and comfortable.

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Thank Jim80018
Hampton Roads, Virginia
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The breakfast food here is very good. The biscuits are large and delicious. The home fries are homemade and perfect. The person working the register needs to give a little more direction. We did not realize we were supposed to pick up flatwear and just went to our table with our number as many other people did. The person working... More 

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1 Thank biology44
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We always love to eat at The Good Life. The food is delicious and you can't beat the friendly service. We recommend eating here! ! The Seelye family

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1 Thank Cheryl S
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best crab omelet and home-fries. Excellent coffee and fresh brewed Iced Tea, a great atmosphere. We wish we could have stayed and tried some of your other treats.

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1 Thank Dlsgroup
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

We didn't experience any of the negative experiences mentioned in some of the recent reviews . While the woman assisting us was not overly friendly she was by no means rude. The food sold us . It was delivered quick, hot, freshly prepared and delicious. The home fries and pancakes were outstanding and the coffee was great. Great spot for... More 

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1 Thank RLHBaker
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Do they want me to cook my breakfast too? Waiting in line with a menu while people waiting for me to decide what I want. Very rushed feeling. Had to find somewhere to set my purse, on top of some merchandise. Older skinny dirty blonde woman grouchy and unfriendly. She didn't even tell me how much I owed her.... More 

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Thank kay c
Medford, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We picked this place because they have the gluten free options. When we stepped inside, we were in awe of wonderful atmosphere. Filled with good food and wine! The food was delicious! My gluten free son said it was one of the best sandwich he ever had. I regret we couldn't go there for the breakfast but the menu looked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3712 N. Croatan Higbhway, Unit A, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-2855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Vegetarian, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

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