Hatterasman Drive In

Categories: Roadside Grill, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

57449 Hwy 12
Hatteras, NC 27943

Phone: 252-986-1005

Hours of Operation

Open Sunday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

  • Outside
  • Counter
  • Dining Area

The Hatterasman Drive In, a blue-and-white single-story dwelling, is a throw-back to the late 1960’s.  All orders are taken inside the restaurant. The business has survived many hurricanes and floods, and is located on Highway 12 as you enter Hatteras Village.


  • Health Department Grade:  98
  • Attire:  Casual
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • WIFI:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Samples:  Sample


The Drive Inn was opened in 1969 by the Burrus family.  In the beginning, Minnie Burrus and Alan Burrus (Dare County Commissioner) ran the eatery for the family. This establishment is a real Hatteras Island landmark, and an excellent eating choice prior to catching the Ocracoke Ferry.

Owner Biography

Hatterasman Drive In

Frank and Nancy Miller, the owners, are originally from Pittsburgh, PA. They fell in love with the Island when they vacationed here. Nancy is a school teacher and works in the eatery in the afternoons during school season. Frank, who dreamed of owning a restaurant, is usually traveling globally doing consulting work for the government. Their son helps in the kitchen.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Menu Seafood: 

    Local seafood when available

  • Beverage Specials: 

    Domestic Beer & Wine. Carolina Brewery selections: Sky Blue and Golden Ale.

  • Course Specialties: 

    Homemade chocolate chip cookies and brownies!


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