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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Breakfast

This is a favorite place of ours for breakfast. The om lets are always good, and love their potatoes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Amy O
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Freeland, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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188 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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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West Point, Georgia
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a small cafe with limited seating indoors and additional seating outdoors. Once you are seated and have had a chance to review the menu, you place your order at the counter. The food is prepared and is brought to your table. Their is no wait staff as such, but the people behind the counter are very helpful. Their... More 

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Freeland, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a favorite place of ours for breakfast. The om lets are always good, and love their potatoes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I love this place from its casual atmosphere to its amazing food. You order your food at the counter and they bring it out to you so if you are looking for that experience of being waited on and pampered this isn't the place for you. I've tried many of their selections but it is their fish tacos that keep... More 

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Herndon, Va.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Massive disappointment!! Their formerly delicious fish tacos, that I have enjoyed for several years, are now horrible. Instead of fresh, crunchy, flavorful tomato and cilantro salsa on top, a whole jar of raunchy salsa was poured over the tacos. Soupy and inedible. I threw mine out and ordered a burger. This place used to be really good. I am majorly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Great little place to eat breakfast. Good coffee too! Have been there 3 times this week and very consistent and good service.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We went there for breakfast and it was pretty good. My wife and I each had the egg muffin/sandwich. Coffee was hot and the kids loved the chocolate chip pancakes. Counter service with delivery. No waitresses, per se, and no coffee refills.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Wraps, sandwiches, fish. Good restaurant. Small sitting area. Helpful staff. Need to go up counter to order food. Served in baskets. Close to where we were staying in Rodanthe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We last ate here in 2012. I thought the food was absolutely fantastic, even better than last time. It was lunch time and we ate inside. I ordered some to go for my hubby.

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Additional Information about Atlantic Coast Cafe

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

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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: Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?