Fatty’s Eatery

Ice Cream Parlor | Small Town Café
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Worth a return
Jess Dawson | December 03, 2018
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After September, the Outer Banks quiets down. Seasonal places close. But there’s one spot everyone still relies on: Fatty’s Eatery. Here, the summer spirit lives on, from sand on the floor to an ice cream parlor at the end of the building. We arrive on a windy December morning, just in time for breakfast.

In addition to such house favorites as biscuits and gravy, there’s an entire “Batter Bar” section. Here, you can choose your “vessel” — a Belgian waffle or French toast — then proceed with options like the apple crisp (self explanatory), ‘Merica (strawberries, whipped cream, blueberries), and Fisherman’s (sausage gravy, hash browns, fried eggs, and bacon).

We order at the counter with the chipper gal who seems to be running the entire place single-handedly, and she assures us that the food won’t take too long. So, we fill our styrofoam cups with self-serve coffee and head into the dining room to take a seat. Here, one wall is completely covered with single-sheet memes that serve as a pleasant way to pass the time giggling while you wait for your food. The other wall is a mermaid-like mural with little “Fatty” ducks everywhere.

Chicken and waffles is simple and tastes delicious. The boneless piece of chicken is thin and crisp, with a thick coating of fried batter that’s heavy on the pepper and well-salted. With a drizzle of maple syrup to cut the salt and a bite of the fluffy Belgian waffle, it’s a venerable waistline-killer.

The Auffle Waffle is more complicated. Belgian waffles sandwich two sausage patties, two slices of bacon, eggs, and cheese. Such stick-to-your-ribs comfort is a righteous way to start a cloudy winter day on the Outer Banks.

Fatty’s family breakfast is scrambled eggs, bacon, and homefries all mixed together, seasoned, and topped with American cheese. There’s nothing special here, but if you need a comforting American meal, this could be your new favorite.

What to Eat
Fatty’s Eatery, Chicken and Waffles
Chicken and Waffles
Must-Try
Peppery fried chicken is well seasoned atop a piping hot Belgian waffle.
Fatty’s Eatery, Auffle Waffle
Auffle Waffle
Must-Try
Sure, you don't need waffles as bread. But why not?
Fatty’s Eatery, Fatty’s Family Breakfast
Fatty’s Family Breakfast
The family breakfast is mixed together in one hot mess.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7am - 3pm
Monday7am - 3pm
Tuesday7am - 3pm
Wednesday7am - 3pm
Thursday7am - 3pm
Friday7am - 3pm
Saturday7am - 3pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes

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