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Diamond Shoals

46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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Ranked #7 of 20 Restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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.
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Kingston, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

It's expensive, but it seems everywhere is on OBX. The soup and chowder are incredible - that's what we go for. And hush puppies - this is an exciting treat for Canadians!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had dinner here one night and it was good but it wasn't great. Service was very good and food was served quickly considering how busy they were. I would stop there again.

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

While I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, it should've been great, Mike. Next time, let us know what we can do better so we can ensure you have an amazing time. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Townville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Diamond Shoals offers a variety of specials that never disappoint. They are noted by locals for their on-site-prepared sushi as well as their award-winning clam chowder. Our family has been pleased with their dinners, but our favorite thing about their restaurant is actually their attached seafood shop where we purchase NC shrimp and a pleasingly wide variety of fresh-caught fish.... More 

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

What a lovely review! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything from our fresh dishes to local seafood market. We hope to see you next time you make the trip to NC! Take care, - Keith Gray, Owner More 

Blairsville, Georgia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visit Buxton annually and always choose to take some meals at the Diamond Shoals restaurant. This year, the grouper was truly outstanding. I ate it each of the three times we went to the Diamond Shoals, and my wife had it twice. My brother-in-law had it once, but the other meals my wife and brother-in-law had they declared equally... More 

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

I'm so happy to hear you loved your meals with us, Joseph. I'm particularly happy to hear the Grouper hit the spot -- not once, but three times! Hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back for a fourth. Best, - Keith Gray, Owner More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The fresh fish and shrimp are deep fat fried with a very thin flour dip that really adds to the flavor. Excellent service and very resonable prices, especially for lunch.

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed some fresh fish at our place. Thanks for the excellent review. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Georgetown, Delaware
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We always make it a point to come here at least twice when we come to Hatteras...never disappoints. Try the clam chowder!

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

We always love seeing you! Thanks for the great review. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I ate dinner here and had the flounder stuffed with crabmeat which was very good. The portion size was too much for one person but I felt that it was too expensive.

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

Thrilled you enjoyed the stuffed flounder. As for the price, we use the freshest fish and finest ingredients, which is accounted for in the cost. That said, if you ever feel like you're not getting what you paid for, let us know and we can take care of it in the moment. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We have been here before and loved their NE clam chowder. Super rich and creamy. We got a quart to go and enjoyed it back at the campground. It was a bit pricy but worth it as a treat!!

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

Super rich and creamy chowder is what we're all about. Glad you dig it. See you soon, - Keith Gray, Owner More 

Gresham, Oregon
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

There is nothing fancy about this place, but the food is good and your choices are limited in Buxton. The restaurant belongs to a local fish market so you are guaranteed fresh fish. The bar is a Sushi parlor if you like Sushi. The Restaurant is a Diner style with salad bar ( you don't see that much anymore). The... More 

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

Happy to hear you enjoy some fresh fish at our place. Next time, if there's something we can do better, let us know! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The food was fresh and plentiful and the service was great. We ate there twice for dinner in the week we were on Hatteras Island. Both times the seafood was sooooo good. It had to have been caught that same day. The atmosphere is casual and laid back but don't let that fool you....the food is upscale and wonderfully prepared.... More 

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

Thrilled to hear you dig everything we do here. Thanks for the great review -- and hope to see you back on Hatteras soon! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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Additional Information about Diamond Shoals

Address: 46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Phone Number: +1 252-995-5217
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse

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