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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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78% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Etters, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We make a point to catch a few meals here every visit to Hatteras Island. Nice casual laid back atmosphere with very friendly staff. Order at the counter and seat yourself. We like to get the padded low back chairs and table at the back of the restaurant by the window which makes you feel as if you are sitting... More

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Loved everything about this place. We sat on the outside patio. The view is pretty and you can hear the sound of the ocean. The service was very good and the fastest I have ever seen. I love fish tacos and these are the best I have ever had. The price sounded a little high considering there wasn't a side... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped for lunch as we were passing thru on the way from Nags Head to Hatteras. The food was fine but nothing special. It was pretty expensive for an "order at the counter" lunch place. Total was almost $50 for two adult lunches and two kids lunches. Wouldn't pay that again.

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Tiffin, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I gave it 4 out of 5 only because the girl we had take our money and order during our visit was not from the US and she was very hard to understand. Not a big deal, just difficult to hear what she says. Order and pay at the counter first, sit down and they bring food to you. I... More

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Atlantic Coast Cafe is hands down our FAVORITE RESTAURANT on the OBX!! We had a goal to beat our record from last summer which was 3 visits...WE DID IT!! We ate lunch twice and dinner twice. I can't say enough good things about the extensive menu and awesome fresh food you'll get from ACC. You will not be disappointed!!

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Wellington, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had crab cakes [don't miss them] and the local seafood platter - just indulge yourself and enjoy.

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great choice for breakfast or lunch. Staff is attentive and food is excellent! Once you try it, you WILL come back again!

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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