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Atlantic Coast Cafe

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NC Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
(252) 987-1200
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7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful

We went to the coast to have an enjoyable time and that we did . We were so ready to just sit relax. The food was good and the service was friendly. If you're in this small 8 town you should try it out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Brenda G
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the coast to have an enjoyable time and that we did . We were so ready to just sit relax. The food was good and the service was friendly. If you're in this small 8 town you should try it out.

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Charles City, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here for lunch on our way to see the light house at Cape Hatteras. I had the fish tacos and my wife ordered the seafood quesadilla and we shared the sweet potato fries. Everything was great. The sweet potato fries are wedges and they are awesome. The fish tacos are served in hard corn tortillas wrapped in... More 

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Luray, Virginia
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The fried shrimp Po'boy sandwich is very tasty. The fried shrimp basket is equally tasty. You order at a walk up window and they will bring your food to the table. We would definitely return.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had a tuna steak wrap, a Cajun chicken wrap and a shrimp wrap. All were excellent and reasonable. Nice, friendly, informal place with good food.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Fish tacos were delicious, as was the crab cake reuben and the sweet potato fries. Casual environment, family friendly, nice service. We will return.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Food here was very good and all at a reasonable price as well. Only issue was that we had asked for a few additional condiments when the food arrived and unfortunately our server forgot about them. Easily sorted though.

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Took my two grandkids there with my husband. We all ordered different selections, they were all great. My fish tacos were the best I've ever had, fresh salsa on crispy chunks of fish in a hard taco shell surrounded by a soft shell.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Visited on a Monday morning with friends for breakfast. Had their special of the day, the Breakfast Bowl. Two eggs over hashbrown potatoes and sausage with salsa, sour cream and avocados. Tasted great, large portions. Seating is limited but we managed to seat 6 on the porch by moving some tables. Can see why weekend seating in season would be... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A lengthy line and slow service equaled no breakfast. Though we arrived 15 mins prior to the end of breakfast service, we waited in line 22 mins to order. Hostess/cashier just gave us a "Sorry, you're too late"; as a waitress came out of the kitchen door beside her with pancakes on the way to a table. We explained to... More 

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Ocqueoc, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

For our 1st night on the OB we picked this place since it was across the street from the KOA CG. You order at the counter and wait until your name is called. Not my kinda place while on vacation which means no rush, spend the money that you saved for the event and have fun. This place is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: NC Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Waves
  • Phone Number: (252) 987-1200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm

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