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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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Greenville, South Carolina
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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369 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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
Level Contributor
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
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 5 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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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Had a negative experience last time I went (in 2015), but thought it was worth another try. We had used this place quite a bit in years gone by (believe it was a different owner then).This is a very downscale eatery and, first things first, quite pricey for the type of place it is. However, had the food been at... More 

2 Thank Sheree H
Pikesville, Maryland
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had breakfast there and the only negative was the lack of air conditioning. The food, staff and prices were incredible. Stop in before waiting for the ferry to Ocracoke.

Thank Igiveuponthis
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We ate breakfast here every morning. Veggie omelettes, pancakes, hashbrowns (homefries), and biscuits out of the oven. Wow! Frank greeted us, even on our first visit, like old dear friends and made us feel welcomed every morning. So gracious were the staff, one feels compelled to say goodbye to every member before heading out to the beach. We'll miss them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?