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Atlantic Coast Cafe

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NC Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-1200
07:00 - 20:30
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In this area of the Outer Banks there are limited options for someone with celiac. This cafe had a very small selection, but the food was good. Had Fish Lettuce Tacos, and they were tasty. Note that as someone that has to eat gluten free, sometimes your standards can be lower. My rating is on that scale. My family enjoyed... More 

Thank camie00
Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

If you're famished in the morning and don't feel like cooking for whatever reason, go on and eat here. Good Food, & good service

Thank Hunte2u
Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

I had the pleasure of ordering not only a great breakfast wrap here but one of the best tuna sandwiches that I have ever had. My smoothie was delicious and the waitstaff provide good customer service.

Thank Francynew3
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

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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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

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 4 October 2016

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 1 October 2016 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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 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 29 September 2016

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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124 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 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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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, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
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: +1 252-987-1200

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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?