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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).
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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All reviews pancakes fish tacos sandwich shrimp wrap order at the counter great breakfast outside seating staff was very friendly stopped for lunch great little place smoothies lemonade obx hatteras
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

Always go at least once for breakfast. Just down the road from Sea Sound. Never have been unhappy with the food or price.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 28 July 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing! Fresh ingredients and nice-sized portions. I had The Legend burger. Will definitely be visiting again.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

Great little place to grab breakfast sandwiches. Fair trade coffee. Flaky biscuits, generous eggs, and sausage, packed to go in recyclable cartons.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 July 2022 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and get some of the best fish tacos in the area. Absolutely delicious!! Great place with a friendly atmosphere. We stopped for lunch and it was everything we we looking for.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

Atlantic Coast Cafe seems to be closed everytime we've gone down to the OBX since COVID started. I was very happy to see them open our last trip. Honestly the only reason I stopped in was for a to-go coffee since I had such a...bad experience at Beads and Beans up the road. I was there as soon as they opened and they made me a fresh pot of decaf. The coffee wasn't great, but the service was incredible...especially compared to the stank face employees at Beads and Beans! I hope to be back on our next trip for a delicious breakfast because they do it up great!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

Went at 4:pm - Out of smoothies. Out of lemonade. Refused to leave something off a wrap. Guy didn’t even seem to care when i said, “then there’s nothing here to eat?” We left and went to another restaurant down the street.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

The fish tacos were delicious and the staff was very friendly. The decor is basic but overall just a great place to stop for lunch while enjoying the incredible outer banks.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

We stopped here on our way down to The Cape. Order inside and we sat outside. Nothing fancy but the biggest fish tacos I've ever had. Food was very good! Would stop there again!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2021

Our family loves this cafe. We visit it every time we are in Hatteras, great for rainy days. Great out door seating for nice days too.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

One of the few places opened while driving down Hwy 12. There was outside seating and excellent safety measures inside. I had the Mahi-mahi BLT - blackened. It was perfect and fresh.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 29 September 2021 via mobile

Breakfast was really good. You order at the counter and seat yourself, but they do bring your food. You can get your own sods refills. I liked the pancakes and the other person I was with got the biscuits and gravy, and really liked it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2021

Expecting to have waitstaff take your order is a delusion here. The bar is minimal - didn't even have any wine available. The food was average to sub-par. We didn't go back.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021

We had a large group and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Food was very good-especially the fish tacos and burger. Service was extremely quick.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 28 June 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed their shrimp wrap and crab cake sandwich...the sweet potato fries might have stolen the show.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Bland food. Smallest blandest most overpriced fish sandwich I have ever eaten. About 1/4-1/3 inch thick. Bagged potato chips as the side.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes, Atlantic Coast Cafe offers takeaway services.

Atlantic Coast Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4