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The Hatterasman Drive In

57449 Route 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-1005
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (54 reviews)
“biscuits” (10 reviews)
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8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
American, Seafood
57449 Route 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Hatteras for our family vacation and couldn't find a good place for local seafood until we stumbled upon Hatterasman. I had saw it online as a place to go and it certainly did not disappoint! The best part about this restaurant is...More

Thank Corinna D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to The Hatterasman for breakfast to go for years! It's an annual thing with us. The biscuits are HUGE and there is no lack of ingredients.

Thank shh23228
Reviewed August 6, 2018

After years of driving past this place, I finally stopped in recently and I am so glad I did. Their burgers just may be the best on the island and the owner is great. This place is VERY Veteran friendly, which is so good to...More

Thank Kudu40
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We have gone to the Hatterasman for years. This time it was a disappointment. The magic fries flavored with Rosemary were gone replaced with just average salty fries. The fish sandwich was half the size as before. They appear to only be open for lunch...More

Thank Mary Kay D
Reviewed July 29, 2018

The outside does not much the great food inside. Fried fish, fried oysters, and crab cakes (95% crab) were delicious. Best French fries ever.... Owner has tribute museum of Vietnam War which was very moving.

Thank julye1992
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

We had the biscuit sandwich which was fantastic and the breakfast burritos which were also great. The biscuits are home made and soooo soft a d delicious! I would give it 5 stars except i saw what looked like a giant water bug or roach...More

1  Thank Deborah R
Reviewed July 25, 2018

The quintessential mom & pop place- We love these places because you can most ALWAYS count on friendly service, great food and this place didn't disappoint. After driving the mostly flooded Highway12, as the result of unending rain, to get to our hotel we then...More

Thank FamilyAEAL
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We ate here after reading about it online. Local dive, very welcoming, with great atmosphere. The hours online were incorrect, so when we arrived they were closed (so double check before you go). We tried again the next day and were glad we came back....More

Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Good burgers and fries, sandwiches, fried seafood baskets. I think the outside and inside could use a renovation but staff is friendly and food is good. Lots of flies inside in summer.

Thank FlyGuy66
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

One of the best hamburgers on Hatteras Island. Love the french fries! This is a support Veterans restaurant. The decor is pretty cool! They have a donated Viet Nam war library and a reserved parking spot for combat wounded veterans. Stop by, eat a hamburger...More

1  Thank Selma H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57449 Route 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-1005
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