(252) 987-1200
Location & Hours


Welcome to the ACC 2021 - our 16th season on Hatteras Island! Great Food & Awesome Service will always be our goal every day with every customer and every meal we serve. Still, there is no getting around that “things” are definitely a little different than in past seasons. Thankfully, the many pandemic-related mandates have been relaxed and 100% occupancy is back! What is not back yet is the level of staffing required to meet peak demand up and down Hatteras Island. And since product delivery is not yet completely dependable, we are temporarily disabling online ordering. We can take your orders by phone and of course, in person! Please know we are doing our very best to pivot back to what used to be the norm in these still-not-normal times - and apologize in advance for any inconvenience you may experience.

AS ALWAYS - ACC's food is freshly prepared. We feature a full menu of hot and fresh breakfasts — pancakes, omelettes, the Monte Cristo, Hatteras Breakfast Wrap, fresh coffee and breakfast sides. Lunches and dinners showcase stuffed grilled wraps, tasty burgers, unique Reubens (crab cake, shrimp, classic), our their famous marinated or Cajun grilled tuna, delicately fried seafood and chicken strip baskets, grilled fresh seafood dinners and our signature double-shelled fish tacos. 

OUTDOOR SEATING - We have both deck seating and for larger groups, there's plenty of room in our new tent area! Call in your order or order inside and just let us know where you will be - we will bring the food out to you wherever you are seated. 

TAKEOUT/PICKUP - Our full menu is available "to go" - just give us a call and we'll have it ready for you when you arrive. Just give us a call (252) 987-1200.  

ONLINE ORDERING has been temporarily disabled. We'll let you know when it is back up and running. 

Hours: 8 am - 8 pm (closed Mondays) 

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Breakfast is served until 11 am - and breakfast sandwiches and the breakfast wrap can be ordered all day.  

Kids menu features burgers, chicken strips, shrimp plate, grilled cheese, PB&J.

Refreshing smoothies, fresh coffee or chai tea cafe latte/mocha freezes are available all day. 

Sodas (soft and hard) and beer also available to go.

Visit us in WAVES in Hatteras - just across Hwy 12 from the KOA!

The Atlantic Coast Cafe Menu

The Atlantic Coast Cafe Waves complete menu is posted on our website so check us out!  While you’re here, you’ll want to check out the many customer reviews posted on the “Customer Comments” tab.  You will also find reviews on Yelp and other online sites. 

LIKE US on FACEBOOK for special coupons and to join the conversation about good food and events on Hatteras Island. Visit us in WAVES in Hatteras - just across Hwy 12 from the KOA. We look forward to serving your Hatteras restaurant needs!