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Atlantic Coast Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch on Saturday afternoon of our vacation. They allowed us to have our two dogs out on the porch, which was very nice of them. You order inside at the counter and they bring your food out. The food was really really good- I had fresh grilled grouper 'bites' with actually good cole slaw (love the... More 

Thank Rachel M
Maple Shade, New Jersey, United States
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last ate breakfast here 2 years ago. It's been a while only because we haven't been back in town since then. Awesome food and friendly service make the a must stop.

Thank John H
Dobson, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our trip, I decided to eat something I had never experienced before. I had the blackened maui maui BLT and it was the best sandwich I have ever put in my mouth. It is definitely a hidden gem. I would visit again just to eat here.There were 4 of us and we were all pleased!!!

Thank Karen L
United States
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133 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good. We are here twice and enjoyed everything we had. If you get a sandwich, it normally comes with chips. But the chips aren't homemade so the fries are a better option in my opinion. The chowder is good. The Cajun chicken sandwich is good. Staff is friendly. The place is small and seating can be a... More 

Thank mindctrl
Crooksville Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food great service! ♡ great sweet tea and is a very friendly place. Hidden gem!! Must stop for breakfast close to KOA campground.

Thank Sunflowerlove48
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family has had breakfast here several times. It is always fine. The coffee is good; with a little effort, the omelettes could be better. They use mostly single-use disposable silverware & cups. I asked for coffee in a real mug, but they only use disposable cups even for the "eat in" meals. Like every other place on the Outer... More 

Thank Kate R
Alto, New Mexico
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112 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for an early evening dinner before a fishing trip and were very pleased with the quick service. We both tried the fish tacos, one fried and the other grilled and were very pleased. The tacos were very plentiful and tasty.

Thank Philip B
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pretty nice place to stop and have a bite. The good is excellent, service excellent, and views are nice. In the morning, it can seem busier than it actually is if there's a bunch of people in line waiting to order.

Thank Dave L
Lewisburg, West Virginia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch and I am glad we did! The food was great and the service was great as well!

Thank Elliewe05
grottoes, VA
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

After 2 ferry rides and hours in the car we decided to stop here. Actually rode past it and decided to turn around as it had many cars in the parking lot. The lady at the register was awesome and hilarious. The California Wrap was delicious as was the Classic Club. They were big enough to save 1/2 for dinner... More 

Thank lolee11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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?