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The Hatterasman Drive In

57449 Route 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
+1 252-986-1005
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (48 reviews)
“burgers” (27 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Fast food
57449 Route 12, Hatteras Island, NC 27943
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Good burgers and fries, sandwiches, fried seafood baskets. I think the outside and inside could use a renovation but staff is friendly and food is good. Lots of flies inside in summer.

Thank FlyGuy66
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best hamburgers on Hatteras Island. Love the french fries! This is a support Veterans restaurant. The decor is pretty cool! They have a donated Viet Nam war library and a reserved parking spot for combat wounded veterans. Stop by, eat a hamburger...More

1  Thank 276selmah
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This place serves up the typical island fare but there is one thing the sets them apart; I don't think I have ever felt so welcomed! One of the guys we talked to had just come back from Afghanistan, he was so good to us....More

1  Thank yuratowel
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Wanted just a bite, but wanted some local seafood. The Hatterasman was just the ticket. Nothing fancy, but good food. The flounder sandwich was yummy. Service was very friendly.

Thank Arla L
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

OK so we've been coming here for years but there's a new twist. They now have magic slaw. Infused with secret ingredients it's a coleslaw to absolutely die for with a kick. I enjoyed it with my scallop bites and fried oysters, and as usual...More

1  Thank Mary Kay D
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This place is a fantastic place to pick up fresh seafood prepared perfectly! They also have BBQ sandwiches, steak and cheese and other non-seafood options. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was ready to go in a timely manner. The best crab cake...More

2  Thank Laura H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank lkggurl
Reviewed 2 May 2017 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...More

Thank Anastasia M
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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
Reviewed 23 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.

1  Thank Brian S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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