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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great spot to wait for the rental to be ready.

We stopped here for lunch to kill time before our beach rental was ready. Very few places on Hatteras allow dogs. We were able to sit on the front porch with the dog. The food was fine and the staff was very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
Nashna
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McLean, Virginia
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Fairfield, Vermont
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

good breakfast and lunch. close by to where we stayed. smoothies, salads, wraps and sandwiches, egg sandwiches, monte cristo

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Thank Vic D
Youngstown, Ohio
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very nice and clean cafe. We enjoy our annual visits to the cafe for an easy and conveneint breakfast. They also have a great lunch and dinner menu - we just have not made it there for anything later in the day.

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Thank TAMW70
Anchorage, Alaska
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Nice vibe - Good service. We stopped here a few times for coffee & breakfast. Very nice staff & decent pricing.

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Thank FrozenOne2014
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I braved the blowing wind and rain of the passing hurricane to go in to the Atlantic Coast Cafe for dinner while on our honeymoon. This place is funky and awesome! Great menu with something for everyone. The casual style and friendly service was super impressive. The food it outstanding! Check it out. We went twice. Once... More 

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Thank Andyb3029
McLean, Virginia
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stopped here for lunch to kill time before our beach rental was ready. Very few places on Hatteras allow dogs. We were able to sit on the front porch with the dog. The food was fine and the staff was very friendly.

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Thank Nashna
Yorktown
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee- heard the locals talking about their mocha latte's. Ordered 3 large and was not disappointed. They used a nice dark bean and an unknown, but very tasty coffee. Would've stayed for breakfast but it was packed- makes sense. It's a great place with great service.

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Thank Roach5337
Lecanto, Florida
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a dinner and a lunch here. The food was very good. Can really recommend the Crab cakes. Has a casual atmosphere with outside seating also available. Not a full service restaurant as you have to place your order at the counter, but overall a great place to eat in Salvo.

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Thank scheig1
Grand Blanc, Mi
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239 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

You order at the counter and then when it's ready they call you up. Very good food at a surprisingly low price. Friendly and clean. Worth stopping at for lunch or dinner.

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Thank DanandSharon
Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We met friends for breakfast at Atlantic Coast Cafe one morning during our stay near Waves. I had a breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese, and avocado on an english muffin with a side of hash browns. The food tasted good and the portions were large. Nothing special but very enjoyable all the same. Atmosphere was casual and the dining area... More 

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Thank Anna A
Lebanon, Connecticut
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is the second time we've gone to Atlantic. The food was good, the atmosphere was drive in diner indoors (not a bad thing) and the servers were nice. The food is ggod, you walk up and order and the waitstaff brings it to you. Just a great place to grab a bite. We heard breakfast was greT but didn't... 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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?