For a fast meal that doesn’t taste like fast food, check out Hatterasman’s tasty burgers, hot dogs, fish sandwiches and baskets, famous homemade hushpuppies, NC BBQ pork, fries and kids’ meals for lunch or dinner. Burgers here are big, juicy and hand-pattied—try their signature Hatterasman burgers, served with cheese, barbecue sauce and an onion ring. We recommend a side of their delicious fried vegetables, and their french fries really can’t be beat. They’re adding fried chicken to their menu this year too. There’s ice cream for dessert, and Miss Donna’s special occasion homemade cakes are to die for. Hatterasman has a special place in its hearts for veterans, law enforcement officers, teachers, kids, families, seniors, runners, bikers, construction/labor workers, business owners and all Hatteras visitors. If you’re having a function in Hatteras Village they will cook off the menu and bring it to you. They always have specials, and there’s WiFi service here too. Picnic tables allow you to get your food and favorite beverage and eat in the open air. You can eat in or take it out seven days a week in season.
Hatteras Island’s happy spot is The Wreck Tiki Bar, located on the docks at Hatteras Landing next to the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry. The Wreck serves casual fare such as panini sandwiches, nachos and quesadillas with creative touches. Their homemade veggie chili won its category in the Outer Banks Chili Cookoff, so be sure to try some, either by itself or as an add-on. The Wreck has a nice draft beer selection with seasonal lines added for variety. The atmosphere is laid-back and fun, and outdoor dining on the deck is available; nightly Pamlico Sound sunsets are a highlight here. The Wreck hosts live acoustic music on the deck at sunset on Thursday nights Memorial Day through Labor Day from 7-10 p.m. In summer there’s also a Saturday welcome party from 12:30-3:30 p.m. for visitors rolling in to town—if your beach house or motel isn’t ready for check-in yet, stop by The Wreck for beer specials, live music and a place to cool down and relax. They serve lunch daily and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Kids’ menus and take-out are also available. Call for off-season hours.
With its location on the docks at Teach’s Lair Marina, Billfish Bar & Grill is a great place to watch the boats come in to unload their catch or enjoy a lovely Pamlico Sound sunset. Their menu features appetizers plus daily specials, seafood plates, sandwiches, salads, steaks and so much more. Steamed seafood platters are their specialty. The Billfish has a fun, island-style atmosphere. They... read more
Run by Hatteras Island’s native Oden family, The Breakwater at Oden’s Dock offers the village’s most upscale atmosphere for dinner and a long-standing tradition of excellent meals. The second-story restaurant and bar overlook the harbor and its stone breakwater, from which the restaurant gets its name. The view of the sound and the sunsets is breathtaking. The restaurant serves dinner starting at 5 p.m., featuring... read more
The Dancing Turtle is a great neighborhood coffee shop, the kind where you’ll find townspeople and vacationers gathered for conversation along with espresso, lattes, mochas, cappuccinos and just plain wonderful coffee. They also serve fruit smoothies, chai, frozen drinks, organic teas, homemade muffins and baked goods, instant oatmeal and biscotti. The atmosphere is warm and friendly; hang around awhile and meet some of the regulars.... read more
Dinky’s name stems from the fact that the folks at the Village Marina call their small marina “the best little dink marina in town.” This is a cozy, 68-seat restaurant with a great big view. At sunset, make time to sit at the beautiful African mahogany bar — they now have full bar service. Dinky’s serves dinner only year-round. The fare is traditional American with... read more
Happy Belly is a great spot for a cool, refreshing sweet treat. They serve real fruit smoothies, hand-dipped ice cream in cones, cups, sundaes or shakes, plus fresh-made fudge, saltwater taffy and a large selection of candies. You’ll want to take home one of their great Happy Belly logo T-shirts too. Open daily, Happy Belly is also a WiFi hotspot.
The Harbor Deli offers breakfast, lunch and take-out fare. Breakfast includes biscuit and bagel sandwiches and more. The lunch menu is large, with lots of specialty sandwiches, seafood salads, daily specials and sides. In-season they open at 5 a.m. and stay open until 5 p.m. In the off-season they open at 5:30 a.m. and close in the early afternoon. That early opening hour means you... read more
If you’re looking for some tasty food to take to the beach, stop by Hatteras Sol. Located in the Stowe on12 shopping center, Hatteras Sol offers homemade mozzarella, dips, spreads, sandwiches, salads, entree plates and more. They even have a convenient sandwich, cookie and drink bag that you can pick up and take straight to the beach! You can eat in the store, too, or... read more
If you need something to eat before the ferry ride to Ocracoke, Nana & Pop’s is the place for you. They serve breakfast biscuits, pastries and scones in the morning along with coffee and tea and have fresh, made-to-order sandwiches, subs, hot dogs, hot buttered pretzels and pizza by the slice for lunch. Soft-serve ice cream, sno-cones and blizzards are available for dessert, along with... read more
Rocco’s is a great, time-tested place in Hatteras Village for pizza and Italian dishes. For lunch or dinner you can order Italian specialties, pizza, subs, salads and steamed shrimp, and they serve beer and wine. This is a casual, family-oriented restaurant with delicious food. Rocco’s is open every day in season (on Sunday they open for dinner only at 4 p.m.) and it closes in... read more
Serving Hatteras for more than 30 years, Sonny’s features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is rib-sticking, with fabulous homemade hash browns, omelets, pancakes, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. Lunch offers burgers, soups and homemade daily specials. Dinner features nightly specials, fresh seafood platters, hand-cut steaks, pasta and mixed grills. Steamer specials include Dungeness crab, Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp, crawfish, mussels and clams. Sonny’s offers... read more
Teach’s Island has moved into the old Channel Bass restaurant’s location on Slash Creek in Hatteras Village. They specialize in steaks, and the menu also features great appetizers (wings, calamari, steamed clams, mussels and the like) plus fresh seafood, fresh grilled fish, fried seafood baskets, quesadillas, pasta dishes, homemade Carolina barbecue and much more. Teach’s Island offers a full bar with a large selection of... read more