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Atlantic Coast Cafe

NC Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
(252) 987-1200
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Ranked #3 of 9 restaurants in Waves
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed several meals here, and were very pleased with both the food and the service. Excellent breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Laid back staff, comfortable and clean little restaurant with good food. What more can you ask for. Would Recommend this place to anyone .

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Salvo, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Went here for the first time last night. Had the seafood quesadilla it was awesome. The service was also great we got to eat outside on the deck. Overall we will eat there again and highly recommend it.

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Albany, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are looking for a quick meal with great food, this is your place. You order at a counter and they bring the food to you. There are unique, great breakfast options! Great coffee options too! Service was great and we enjoyed the breakfast. Pricees are reasonable.

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Winston Salem
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were looking for something to eat and had pulled in. When we arrived at 7:45 pm they said that they were closing at 8:00 pm for maintenance. The open sign was on so they should have turned it off if they were not planning on serving customers up till 8:00 pm. The second time we stopped in we were... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Only down side is hardly any room inside. Seats were comfy but again not any room. They have a water cooler for water refills. We ate there for lunch both times and take out. Fresh sea food.

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Baltimore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We ate here twice recently on our trip to Waves. I found that generally speaking everything was more expensive in Waves than in Corolla where we usually stay. That being said, of our choices, this was reasonably well priced. We had lunch one day and breakfast another. I think they do breakfast better than lunch. I had a really great... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Ate breakfast before checking in and again mid week. Delicious and filling omelets. Hashbrowns were cubed potatoes perfectly seasoned. French toast was very good as well. Atmosphere is beachy and fun. Wait staff remembered us from our first visit earlier in the week. Nice family place.

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Northeast
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Read the reviews on the fish tacos and decided to give it a try. They were delicious! The grilled ones were better. The staff was very nice and friendly. Atmosphere was pleasant and nicely air conditioned. We would have gone back, but Hurricane Arthur made us cut our vacation short.

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Piedmont, Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Walk up to the counter and order....they bring it to your table...not at all fancy,....but food is good, staff is friendly and pleasant. Service is relatively quick, and not that expensive, in relation to other area restaurants. We ate there 2 times....both were good.

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Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went there for dinner. The place is small but clean. The workers were pleasant and friendly. There were four of us. We ordered out food and drinks and it arrived relatively quickly and warm. Unfortunately other than that, I don't have a lot of other positive things to say. The food was bland and not very tasty, the atmosphere... More

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