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Atlantic Coast Cafe

Nc Hwy 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-1200
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (26 reviews)
“fish tacos” (36 reviews)
“pancakes” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Nc Hwy 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Reviewed 5 days ago

There are limited places to eat in Rodanthe, so you may find yourself here. Stick to coffee- and don't expect too much. We tried to order breakfast, but were told that they were out and to order from the lunch menu. We got 2 burgers...More

Thank Maya V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is mainly sandwiches and wraps. The food is decent but not terrible. They do offer coffee and smoothies.

Thank lorams
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

1st the food was bland. Just regular ole hamburger and grilled cheese. The customer service was awesome. The building was so gross!! The floors were gross, the tables, the walls . It was just gross, gross, gross. We got up and moved outside (after I...More

Thank hairbyt
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Camping at the KOA decided to try them out since they were so close. Went for breakfast. Atmosphere was good. Not too crowded. Food was ok. Nothing to write home about. A little pricey. Daughter went to put syrup on her pancakes and a fly...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Found this place via a google search, menu looked good, pics looked good so we tried it out. First, it's very small. So small, there is only 1 or 2 tables that could seat a large family or group. All the other tables only fit...More

Thank LIZ R
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The place is casual, nothing fancy. It was clean. The food was good. The coffee was on the strong side. You order your food at the counter and paid right away. They bring your order to the table. I would go back.

Thank Joe O
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The service was quick and the workers were accommodating to our large group. The breading on the shrimp and fish was excellent. The food came out quickly and was hot! You can dine indoors or on the patio. You can eat in or take out.

Thank Dana P
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

First of all, the decor was only so-so and the tables and chairs were designed for outdoors, which was a little strange. Also, most of the tables were dirty and hadn't been cleaned recently. Looking past that, the seafood was very fresh and everything was...More

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This was a great place to have a quick lunch. Their specialty fish taco was really good. Only down side is everything was ala-carte and was a bit pricey for just lunch.

Thank MichelleF0023
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Best Breakfast on the Island. Sit on the porch for a good view of the sound and kites on the water. get the Hatteras Monte Cristo

Thank Jason C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 Hwy 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
Atlantic Coast Cafe. Great sandwiches, reubens, wraps, burgers, seafood, salads, smoothies, coffees . . . and the best breakfast for miles around! Family friendly. Free WiFi. Full menu available for take out. Catering menu available. Open 7 am daily, 7 days/wk, Mar-Oct. Handicapped accessible. NC Hwy 12, Waves (across from the KOA).
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