Hatteras Restaurants: American & Family Oriented

When it comes to American cuisine on Hatteras Island, it doesn't get more Hatteras Island than seafood. Tuna, mahi mahi, tilefish, blue crab, shrimp, oysters and more – prepared in ways ranging from broiled seafood platters to fried fish sandwiches – steal the spotlight on these restaurants menus. Of course, there’s plenty more than just seafood at these Hatteras restaurants. Sports bars, delis, burger joints, barbecue spots and grills delight an array of palates and tastes with sandwiches, burgers, salads, steaks and more. The majority of Hatteras restaurants offer dishes and create environments that diners of all ages can enjoy, with eateries perfect for grabbing a bite while hopping between activities as well as upscale spots for a special occasion. 

Atlantic Coast Café

Hatteras American & Family Oriented
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... read more

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves. Featuring a comfortable,... read more

Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market

Hatteras American & Family Oriented
46843 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-5217

Diamond Shoals Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has been serving Hatteras visitors and locals for more than 25 years. It’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is welcoming of large groups. Breakfast is full service and hearty, including omelets, platters, hotcakes and more. At lunch or dinner, be sure to try their award-winning clam chowder and crab bisque. Diamond... read more

Diamond Shoals Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has been serving Hatteras visitors and locals... read more

Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub

Hatteras American & Family Oriented
40050 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5550

New owners in 2019 have breathed new life into this long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant in Avon. The owners of popular Avon restaurants Cups & Cones and Muffins & Scones are at the helm of this restaurant now, and they are committed to serving scratch-made fare and bringing fun nightlife back to the Froggy Dog. They've redesigned the pub with new ship-themed decor and will be hosting weekly... read more

New owners in 2019 have breathed new life into this long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant in Avon.... read more

Good Winds Restaurant

Hatteras American & Family Oriented
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village Watersports Resort, Rodanthe
(252) 987-1100

Whether you’ve worked up an appetite kiteboarding on site or you just want a meal with a water view, Good Winds Restaurant is a good choice on northern Hatteras Island. Good Winds serves tasty and inventive beach cuisine, fresh-caught local seafood and the widest selection of wine and regional craft beer in the Tri-Villages. Located above Kitty Hawk Kites on the second floor of the... read more

Whether you’ve worked up an appetite kiteboarding on site or you just want a meal... read more

Pamlico Deli

Hatteras American & Family Oriented
50840 N.C. Highway 12, Frisco
(252) 995-3305

Pamlico Deli specializes in big, made-to-order, New York-style deli sandwiches and pre-prepared, authentic Italian takeout meals, all made with high-quality ingredients. A variety of sandwich options are on the menu, from a classic Reuben to the innovative Southern to a couple of vegetarian options. Charcuterie boards are available as well. Standouts at Pamlico Deli are the house-made marinara sauce, pasta dishes, cold salads, desserts and even fresh mozzarella, which... read more

Pamlico Deli specializes in big, made-to-order, New York-style deli sandwiches and pre-prepared, authentic Italian takeout... read more

Rusty’s Surf And Turf

Hatteras American & Family Oriented
47355 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4184

Rusty’s Surf and Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras Island. Owner and chef Rusty Midgett, a native who left the island and honed his restaurant and kitchen experience in some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, is inspired in the kitchen by the places he has traveled on surf trips – the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Rim. Let him... read more

Rusty’s Surf and Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras... read more

Sonny’s Restaurant

Hatteras American & Family Oriented
57947 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras village
(252) 986-2922

Serving Hatteras for more than 40 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, seafood, salads and homemade daily specials. Dinner features nightly specials, fresh seafood platters, hand-cut steaks, pasta and mixed grills. Steamer specials include Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp and clams. Sonny’s offers beer and... read more

Serving Hatteras for more than 40 years, Sonny’s features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is... read more