Visited: Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
Although I’ve been drawn by the colorful picnic tables and signage for years, we haven’t stopped by Frisco Sandwich Company until this year. And we’ve been missing out!
The interior is on the small side but not crowded. They use counter service – as you’d expect from a sandwich shop – and offer dining in and to-go.
For the early risers, there’s a small but mighty breakfast menu. There are printed copies available, or you can find it right over your head.
I’m guessing a majority of the restaurant’s patronage is to-go. Frisco is situated on the southern part of Hatteras Island, en route to fishing marinas, the tiny airport, and lots of beaches.
The breakfast menu is divided between variations of the standard breakfast sandwich and specialty sandwiches and platters.
We tried a bit of both. First, the breakfast sandwich on a croissant with bacon, cheddar, and a side of potatoes. A big hit.
Then, El Jefe! A breakfast burrito with chorizo, eggs, potatoes, and pepper jack all rolled into one. As good of a breakfast burrito as you could ask for.
Another breakfast sandwich, also with bacon and cheddar, but with a side of fruit.
My personal choice: the Rod & Gun. A bagel sandwich with pastrami, Swiss, and an egg, plus a big side of potatoes.
There were no complaints about any of the sandwiches. They’re priced well, in big portions, they hold together, and they’re packed with flavor. One of the more stand-out breakfasts on the island in recent memory.
While the inside is a little smaller, there are plenty of colorful picnic tables out front. You can nosh on your breakfast while you watch traffic zoom up and down Highway 12.
If you’re traveling to the Banks, make sure you add Frisco Sandwich Company to your list! We can attest to the quality of the breakfast, and I’m sure the lunch is just as good.