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Diamond Shoals

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$$$
Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Sushi
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46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Located adjacent to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Diamond Shoals...
Located adjacent to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Diamond Shoals Restaurant has been serving up the finest local fare for decades. Known for its friendly atmosphere, fresh seafood and southern hospitality, folks have been coming back to Diamond Shoals, year after year, for its award winning clam chowder and crab bisque, homemade crab cakes, and Hatteras Island's only sushi bar. Enjoy a selection of steaks, sandwiches, the island's largest salad bar, an extensive kids menu, and fresh seafood caught by local fishermen.
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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 20
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Buxton Beach Favorite

Enjoyed lunch here recently while on vacation. They have a fairly large menu. Had the club sandwich and it was thick and very good. Son had the chicken tenders and he raved about it. Husband enjoyed the clam chowder. The only negative is we requested water and it must of been out of the tap as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
51elvis
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Northern Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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upstate new york
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped by for lunch and really loved the salad bar. You could get different kinds of fish as a side dish. My sister said that the grouper was great. We went back a few days later for breakfast and we loved that too. They make really good biscuits. Our waitress was the best!

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Pine Mountain, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

There really aren't that many places to eat in the area. The locals will recommend this restaurant but it really is just average. We had dinner and breakfast here. The breakfast was better. The evening service was very poor and un-attentive. The morning service was also better. But that could be because we came early on a weekday and there... More 

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Northern Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed lunch here recently while on vacation. They have a fairly large menu. Had the club sandwich and it was thick and very good. Son had the chicken tenders and he raved about it. Husband enjoyed the clam chowder. The only negative is we requested water and it must of been out of the tap as it was nasty. Both... More 

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attleboro, ma
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Restaurant came recommended from where we were staying. Local restaurant with extensive menu and really good salad bar. They also have a nice selection of sushi. If your in Buxton, be sure to stop by.

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Dallas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

With friendly staff. The Mate's Platter was very good and plentiful as were the sea scallops. The steamed shrimp were outstanding.

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wonderful breakfast with a large selection. Very friendly staff. I heard a local say it's their favorite place for fried chicken. They have a side room where they serve sushi. Based of the selection of sake's displayed it looked like they knew sushi. Will return to try it someday.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This the breakfast place to go in Buxton. Very good breakfast menu. Service can be a little slow when it's packed, which it always is, especially on Sunday mornings or during a fishing tournament....But it's worth the wait!

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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

So glad we're your go-to breakfast place, Julie! True, we do get busy, but trust me when I say you help make the crowd as fun and enjoyable as it is. Thanks for the awesome review, and we'll see you soon! Here's to catching the big fish, - Keith Gray, Owner More 

Mebane, NC
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Since there are limited restaurants near where we stayed, we decided to eat here. It was some of the best seafood that I have eaten anywhere in North Carolina. The owner was there and was very friendly and accommodating. I would surely recommend eating here..

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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Well, I'm thankful to get your recommendation, because we surely welcome you back anytime. Thanks for stopping in and for your wonderful review — it was great meeting you! Hope to see you again, and safe travels always, - Keith Gray, Owner More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great seafood, great salad bar, great soups, awesome breakfast but the reason I like going here is the Sushi!

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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Well, T.J., I'm glad you enjoyed everything, and I hope you know you're welcome back anytime, whether for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or some sushi in between! Thanks again for the awesome review -- here's to seeing you soon! Take care, - Keith Gray, Owner More 

Burlington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The food is just average. We ate dinner and breakfast here because of the location. I had the hamburger and it was lacking flavor. The single pancake for breakfast was about 10

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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

I appreciate your honesty, Susan, especially since we usually don't get feedback like this regarding our hamburgers. That makes your review all the more important -- I'll look into why we might have been having an off-day around the time you stopped in. Thanks again, and if you get the chance to return, I promise a better meal. Safe travels... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-5217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Located adjacent to the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Diamond Shoals Restaurant has been serving up the finest local fare for decades. Known for its friendly atmosphere, fresh seafood and southern hospitality, folks have been coming back to Diamond Shoals, year after year, for its award winning clam chowder and crab bisque, homemade crab cakes, and Hatteras Island's only sushi bar. Enjoy a selection of steaks, sandwiches, the island's largest salad bar, an extensive kids menu, and fresh seafood caught by local fishermen.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?