Atlantic Coast Café

25150 N.C. Highway 12, across from the KOA Campground, Waves
(252) 987-1200

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves. Featuring a comfortable, casual beach atmosphere, friendly staff and free WiFi, it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop in for great breakfasts (omelets, pancakes, the works) and fresh coffee and lunches that showcase stuffed grilled wraps, tasty burgers, unique Reubens (crab cake, shrimp, classic), their famous marinated or Cajun grilled tuna, possibly the best chicken strips east of the Mississippi, delicately fried seafood baskets and the ever-popular double-shelled fish tacos. Dinner specials are available daily after 5 p.m. (hint: check out their Shrimp & Grits). Tasty starters, salads, sides, smoothies, cafe mochas/lattes, chai tea, fresh muffins, killer desserts, a kids' menu and a variety of beverages plus beer and wine all add up to an enjoyable and affordable Hatteras Island meal. The full menu is available for take-out.