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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Road trip down the island stop

We wanted to drive down the island as the sun was setting and see what was in Rodanthe and the surrounding area. this is a cute, rustic looking cafe that has fast, tasty food. The employees were friendly and checked on us many times. My husband enjoyed the crab cake sandwich and the my shrimp was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
lmstrad83
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Akron, OH
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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157 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Red Bank, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a great place to sit and do some work, stop here. It is awesome they have a bunch of local cuisine and a really great BELT(bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato)

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Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The place and seeing inside looked so promising. Went with high expectations from all the reviews and was hoping it will be too the cafe style standards I ran into at vacation destinations. Well, was very disappointed. Nothing tasted good nor bad. Just adequate to feed the hungry stomach. Disappointed to see them use all disposable things for such a... More 

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Akron, OH
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We wanted to drive down the island as the sun was setting and see what was in Rodanthe and the surrounding area. this is a cute, rustic looking cafe that has fast, tasty food. The employees were friendly and checked on us many times. My husband enjoyed the crab cake sandwich and the my shrimp was fresh. We sat outside... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

we camp right across the street from the cafe. We have only gone for breakfast or breakfast sandwiches to go, but we do frequent the cafe each year, on our trip. Awesome crew and menu. Great pricing and always happy with service. They work hard in there to make our vacation easier, and it's always appreciated.

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Lyndonville, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had lunch at the Atlantic Coast Cafe on our last trip to Cape Hatteras. The food was very good, that atmosphere was very friendly and relaxing!! The location is good, with plenty of parking.

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Richmond
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Casual, comfortable, good food and nice folks. A small and comfortable place where you can get 3 meals a day. I really like going there to chill out.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Happy to see this place still open. We ate breakfast here and there was no line. Very calm atmosphere with a local surfer vibe. Will definitely eat here again next season.

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Waves, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had breakfast on our last day at Hatteras. It was fresh made but served on flimsy disposal plates. Coffee needs some attention. Great staff and great location.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great great food. We've never had a meal there we didn't really enjoy. The staff is always friendly and accommodating!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This cafe had amazing food. My family and I are not usually the type to explore something new as in foods choices. I usually stick with salads, my husband sticks with fajitas or burgers. My kids stick with chicken fingers or a baked chicken meal. The first night we ate here the food was so amazing we came back the... 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: 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?