Waveriders Coffee & Deli

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 29 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches + 5 more
82% of 17 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3022 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC 27959

(252) 715-1880
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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2017

    Have eaten breakfast & lunch here almost regularly, they definitely still do GF. Their GF bread and bagels taste great, and they use Boar's Head meat, cheese, and dressings. The sandwiches are huge and satisfying, and the staff is super nice. Their panini press is shared, but they wrap the GF sandwiches in foil first to prevent cross contamination. I'm very sensitive and haven't had any issues. If you're extra cautious, you can ask for your sandwiches cold - I did at first, and they're still tasty!

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    1 ratingJuly 15, 2017

    Drove there and they no longer have gf anything

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    2 ratingJuly 10, 2017

    the food was good, the gluten free bread was good-looking but my son was very sick after. the sandwich was grilled, perhaps with a contaminated iron?

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2017

    Incredible food! They were kind and very helpful! Gluten free bagel was delicious!!!

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    5 ratingNovember 12, 2016

    They get it. Been there numerous times and quality is excellent. Good GFree bread / great breakfast sandwiches.

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    5 ratingOctober 29, 2016

    Best GF sandwich during our North Carolina vacation. Staff was very helpful. Loved the painted murals on the table.

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2016

    We had a wonderful experience eating here. Staff were very friendly and patient with us as we had three gluten free adults (one celiac) and one gluten free child. We all had amazing sandwiches and wished we had a cafe like this back home! Not to be missed!

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    1 ratingSeptember 17, 2016

    nothing blew me away here! I did buy a few bagels to take home [they were frozen]. They were surprisingly tiny - when I first saw them I thought it was cut in half. Skinniest bagel I've seen. But this restaurant didn't feel air conditioned - there was a long line at the order register and they were totally out of GF items (except frozen bagels & frozen bread). I don't get why everyone's so excited about this spot.

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2016

    Good sandwich choices. Gluten free bread and bagels.

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    5 ratingJuly 02, 2016

    Yummy! Very hipster decor lots of beers and coffees AND GF BREADS AND CUPCAKES!!!! I got a turkey sandwich with avocado and feta, on gf bread. No reactions!

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2016

    Wonderful friendly little deli. GF bread was delicious. They were wonderful about not only GF but also lactose issues. And to top it off, we had our parrot with us and they were game for making him up a macaw safe veggie salad and just charged me for 'toppings' versus a salad. Highly recommend! I had the BLT and my husband (also GF) had the Italian which he loved.. Highly recommend, they even had some GF baked goodies, and can make hot drinks with soy or rice milk. All around awesome must stop for anyone dealing with living GF!!

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    5 ratingNovember 14, 2015

    GF bread and bagels are delish! Loved the wave rider sandwich. Nice staff as well. Highly recommended.

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    5 ratingOctober 18, 2015

    Great food!!! So this is a coffee house style deli with a GREAT menu and lots of fun selections!!! I ate the gf bagel and it was amazing!!! They ship them in from NY and although hard to keep in stock it's worth it if you catch them! The lattes and cappuccinos were perfect for us coffee snobs and it had a great hipster feel! You order at the counter and they call your number, you wave and they bring your food. Such a great place we will for sure be back!!! (In 4 hours to pick up my dozen bagels I'm taking home) hahahahaha but seriously!

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    5 ratingOctober 03, 2015

    We came here twice while visiting obx. they prepared my sandwiches separately from non gf food, changing gloves, etc. the gluten free bread is delicious straight up! they use boars head lunch meats which are all gluten free. we didn't get to try out the gf bagels as they ran out. I will definitely return. also, due to a suggestion they got foil sheets to press gf sandwiches in the panini press. very good coffee!! we got some to take home.

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    2 ratingSeptember 30, 2015

    They were out of gf bagels so I had to get a prepackaged "dessert" loaf which was supposed to taste like a donut, but was like sugared sawdust instead. :( My wife had a sandwich with gluten and a side of potato salad which she said tasted okay but wished we had gone elsewhere because they weren't good at distribution of ingredients on the bread.

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    5 ratingSeptember 13, 2015

    New bigger location and still awesome! Great gluten free selection and even some gluten free desserts from a bakery on the island! Highly recommend stopping here for a sandwich and a gfree beer (or coffee!)!

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    5 ratingSeptember 09, 2015

    Love their gf bagel sandwiches and great coffee! Have been twice this week and will definitely make this a staple place for lunch or breakfast while in OBX.

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    5 ratingJuly 26, 2015

    great breakfast sandwiches! I went twice, the first time I had a gf bagel but unfortunately they were out of gluten free bagels the second day so I had my sandwich on toast which was still good!

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    5 ratingJuly 16, 2015

    This place rocks. I had a turkey sandwich on gluten free bread that they got from a local baker. They also had gf baked goods and we tried the crumb cake and lemon muffin (be free baking co. in OBX) and they were amazing. Wish we had found this place earlier in our vacation!!!

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    5 ratingJune 17, 2015

    they can make anything on their menu GF, they have a gf bread that was amazing. I had the bens wrap on gf bread, FAB! my hubby had the bobs, also great! Worth the trip!

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    5 ratingMay 15, 2015

    So delicious! Can make any of the sandwiches, including the paninis, gluten free. Food was very fresh and even the baked gluten free goods were awesome. Here for just 3 days but definitely plan on making a second trip there!

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    5 ratingDecember 23, 2014

    Edited 12/23/14 to fix a minor error, oops. Excellent sandwich place that I'm surprised hasn't shown up on this website until now. They use Boar's Head meat, which is gluten-free, and have gluten-free bread and bagels! You can even get your sandwiches toasted on a panini press (which is not dedicated, but they DO thoroughly clean and sanitize it to eliminate cross contamination), and they're so fabulous that I wanted to eat practically all my meals here while on vacation! They also carry pastries from Be Free Bakery. A little on the pricey side but worth every penny.

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    5 ratingSeptember 07, 2014

    Very yummy sandwiches! I asked a lot of questions and they were very patient and willing to look things up for me. Less than a dollar up charge for gluten free. The sandwiches we ordered were made correctly to order and were labeled correctly. Didn't mind at all that we asked for glove changes while making our order. Will definitely visit again!

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    5 ratingAugust 29, 2014

    Awesome place! Manager/Owner, Bobbie, has a very good handle on gluten free for Celiacs. Gluten free sweet breads, brownies etc from local Certified gluten free kitchen, Be Free Bakery - the sweet bread was tasty with excellent texture. They also carry gluten free plain bagels from a dedicated gluten free facility out of NY (Hillcrest maybe?). The bagel with the deli's home mixed veggie cream cheese was my favorite - wonderful texture and chewy! Upon request, they got cream cheese from a fresh tub to avoid possibility of double-dipped knife contamination. Contrary to earlier post, Bobbie clarified they do NOT have dedicated press but take every precaution - they'll sanitize and clean off press and counter and prepare gf bagel or sandwich on fresh paper etc to help avoid cross contamination. I opted for a warmed bagel (microwave) as I don't care for toasted. Boars Head meats are gluten free so bagel sandwich is also an option. And did I mention the yummy coffee?

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    4 ratingAugust 20, 2014

    awesome Gluten Free selection of breads and pastries, sweet espresso and tasty smoothies!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Baked Goods
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dedicated Toaster
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches


  • Deli
  • Lunch
7 am - 4 pm
7 am - 4 pm
7 am - 4 pm
7 am - 4 pm
7 am - 4 pm
7 am - 3 pm
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