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Atlantic Coast Cafe

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NC Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
(252) 987-1200
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fantastic breakfast and lunch place! They have a pretty extensive breakfast menu, you can pretty much order anything for breakfast that you can think of! Their pancakes are very good! They offer a variety of wraps and sandwiches, which make it a great stop for a quick bite to eat if you are out on the Soundside!

Thank Jamie O
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove all night to get the most out of our vacation! Our first stop on the island was here for breakfast. We were there when they first opened. Yummy food, a little on the expensive side for breakfast. Not a ton of seating inside. Plastic chairs and rustic tables.

Thank melaniesQ3767SK
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ACC used to be open only for breakfast and lunch, but now it's an all-day eatery. I used to go for their cappuccino muffins, which--sadly--they no longer offer. However, they do double-chocolate ones, moist and brownie-like. The menu is full of attractive options.

Thank Sarah_the_F00die
Columbia, South Carolina
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have breakfast here almost every time we come to the Outer banks since it's just down the road from our time share in Rodanthe. Relatively small but a popular place for breakfast. We have not been for lunch or dinner. Order at the counter and they bring your order to the table. We have enjoyed and will continue to... More 

Thank BCMjr
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our large family stopped for dinner - food was delicious! Menu options are limited and you order at the counter, and the staff brings your food to you. The fish tacos were a huge hit. Another bonus is they serve breakfast all day and the breakfast burrito was yummy. Prices are good and service is friendly and courteous. And, they... More 

Thank ahanback2016
New Hampshire
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were camping across the street so decided to give the Atlantic Coast Café a try our first morning. We went inside and held our breath. You order your food at a counter, it comes out with plastic forks and spoons. Well, don't let that bother you. The food was very good. We were pleasantly surprised and ended up eating... More 

Thank nhmarine
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went once and other members of our family and friends group went a few other times. Everyone agreed the food was tasty. Serving size was god for the cost. We will go back! Omelets, French toast and bacon esp. good.

Thank bluecruisindiane2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great variety of food! We are a family of 4 ages 11-40. We ordered 2 fish taco plates (awesome!), a kids shrimp basket, and a kids fish basket for $50. We all drank water. Great portion sizes, and flavor. Smaller place so would recommend going at an off time during the day like we did.

Thank Daisy-Sheri P
Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So my family of 7 called ahead asking if they could accommodate our group and after being assured that there was plenty of room we arrived 30 minutes later to find a line out the door! We waited 45 minutes for a table and another 30 minutes for our food. The food, to be frank was pedestrian at best, all... More 

Thank DanandErica
Ashland, Virginia
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been here before, but had forgotten what it was like. You seat yourself, and then order and pay at the counter. The food is delivered to your table after a short period of time. I ordered the banana nut pancakes, and was told they were out of the nuts. So I asked if they could make banana chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?