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The Hatterasman Drive In

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57449 Route 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-1005
08:00 - 20:00
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Lake Gaston, NC
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Hatterasman at least twice on everyone of our visits. They have something for everyone and the fries are delicious! The staff has always been helpful and courteous. I recommend it to everyone. They even offer box lunches to go if you are going out on a boat or want to do a picnic.

Thank lkggurl
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here based on reviews I the vacation guest book where we stayed. I'm so glad we did. Love the Support for our Military! The Hamburger and fries was wonderful and prices are good. Did we mention the FRENCH FRIES so good. We will be back next time to try the fish. I hear it's just as good.

Thank Anastasia M
Gloucester, VA
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ample portions of home cooked eggs, potatoes, and breakfast meats! Can easily understand why this is such a locals' favorite and it's usually packed for breakfast, but you can always get take-out biscuits! Recommended for breakfast - try it out!

Thank Diane C
Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We come to this spot every year on our family beach trip. Great burgers, surprisingly good breakfast and just a great spot to grab lunch on a rainy day. Nice owners and make sure to bring cash because they don't take cards.

Thank Brian S
Greenville, South Carolina
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407 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Hattersman is a funcky, unusual place. We had lunch of grouper sandwich's, crab cakes, shrimp basket. We thought the prices were excessive and credit cards are not accepted. If other places had been open we would have eaten at another place. We liked the fact that they paid tribute to the military. We probably will not return.

Thank ValGary2014
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2016

One of a kind place; enjoy the moment, the people and the great food.You will come back to the shack.

Thank Gary B
Ijamsville, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 December 2016

In general, the food here is consistent, tasty, and good portions. Grilled TUNA sandwich is my favorite. Burgers are hand made and prepared to your liking. I have been there many times and have only been disappointed when they had sold out of what I thought I wanted that trip.. Always found something else that I enjoyed. Carry-out food for... More 

Thank 721donaldw
Washington, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were in Hatteras the Sunday after Hermine hit and this was one of the only places open. This being our first trip to Hatteras we didn't know what to expect. This little place was a nice surprise! The owner was very friendly and ready to serve us despite the fact that they lost some things from the flooding. The... More 

Thank Abby2Sparrows
Chillicothe, Ohio
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The positive note is this place was open only one day after Hermine. However, one stop was enough for us! Our seafood platter was all fried, greasy and could've been frozen but it could've been fresh, too. The platter I felt was expensive for this type of establishment. The hash browns were greasy too and they had zero taste. I... More 

1 Thank LeftMySOULatTheSea
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

When no where else Could open after the storm this place pulled it together! And the food and hospitality was amazing 👍🏻

Thank Lindsay N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57449 Route 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island
  • Phone Number: +1 252-986-1005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?