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Atlantic Coast Cafe

NC Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
+1 252-987-1200
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
1 week ago
“Visited several times”
2 weeks ago
“Surprisingly Great Food”
Open Now
07:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Cafe, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
NC Highway 12, Waves, Hatteras Island, NC 27982
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Reviewed 1 week ago

just returned from holiday and this was my main Haunt while being there. I tried it the second day i was there......very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, clean through out and well maintained. Air conditioned (which was great) and i loved the outdoor seating area. good...More

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were camping nearby and found the Cafe to be a relaxing and tasty go-to location. The seafood sandwiches are very good.

Thank jrwtx59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered takeout this week and we all had something different. Unfortunately no one was impressed with their choice. For example crab cakes were advertised as lump but were definitely not lump and weren't good at all. Too expensive for the quality...

Thank Cam M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on our first afternoon at Waves, while the seating is limited, the food was fabulous! Will be back!

Thank kristalnuzum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove by this restaurant and didn't see many cars so we checked TripAdvisor and saw some good reviews. I'm glad we checked. This was a great find. The restaurant was set up a little different as we had to order and pay for our...More

1  Thank TraceyC719
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My little family of three was incorrectly told that this was a bar-b-q joint. I know that it's odd to want bar-b-q while in the Outer Banks, but my husband wants what he wants. When he discovered that it was not, in fact, a bar-b-q...More

Thank girlygirl243
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, quick service and reasonable prices but the wait staff that worked that evening never came by our table to check on us. I noticed that they went to other tables to check on their drinks, etc.

Thank Claudia H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I picked up take out from here one evening. I called head from our campsite and the food was ready on my arrival. We only had sandwiches, I had the Shrimp Po'Boy and my wife had the California warp. We also ordered a side of...More

Thank Fleetwood15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fried oyster basket, shrimp and grits, and an ice cold Corona! The staff was very friendly and food was delicious. The oysters tasted so fresh! Was an awesome lunch!

Thank sweetyl63
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was a little bit worried about eating here due to the looks of the place and the fact that there was only 2 cars in the parking lot at 1pm. But since it had reviews of 4.3 I thought we could give it a...More

Thank Vickie A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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