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Diamond Shoals

46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
(252) 995-5217
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Ranked #7 of 20 restaurants in Buxton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Sushi
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Mebane, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

The service was great. The food was too. I'm very picky about what I call good fried calamari and theirs was great, Loved it. We WILL be back.

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

Thrilled to hear our calamari pleased a picky eater! I appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you loved our seafood. We WILL be waiting, Keith Gray, Owner More

Conyers, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Great seafood, great sushi and great salad bar. This place is full every night. Service is outstanding and friendly. Family style atmosphere and the food is fresh. This is our main place to eat when in town. Love it!

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

I appreciate this outstanding review, Cathy. It means a lot to hear you think we're so great! Can't wait to see you and your family next time you're in town. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Stoneville, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

They offer primarily seafood dishes since it is an ocean town. They do offer a burger and chicken strips for those who do not eat seafood.

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

Though I would've loved to know what you liked and what you didn't, thanks for the review! I appreciate you taking the time to let others know about what we offer Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

cincinnati, oh
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We ate dinner here in the offseason, we actually arrived about 15 minutes before they closed and they welcomed us, and dinner wasn't rushed at all! Staff was very accommodating and the grouper and mahi were fantastic!!

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

Thank you for the fantastic review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience dining with us. It's really important to us that each guest feels welcomed and accommodated -- even if we're about to close! How was the atmosphere? Did you enjoy the beer selection? We're always looking for ways we can better serve our customers, so I'd... More

Manteo, North Carolina
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We ate here in the off season and it was a cozy place to grab dinner. The chowder was good, beer selection nice, service even better. I imagine it gets crowded in season.

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

Thanks for taking the time to write this review, Brandon! I'm thrilled that you found our place cozy, our chowder good, and our service even better. What could we do better for you next time? We're always looking for ways to improve. Looking forward to continuing the conversation, Keith Gray, Owner More

Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

They are known for their award winning clam chowder and rightly so!!!! I could eat it by the tub-full!!! We stop here for lunch atleast one time while staying on the OBX. I usually get the fried clam strips and fries.. NOT the usual frozen clam strips like they serve at some of the local buffets and other restaurants. These... More

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

Thanks for the glowing review, Jaymie. I'm sure there's a way to start serving clam chowder by the tub full--maybe some additions are in order? We really do appreciate the praise. There's nothing we love more than hearing just the thought of our food makes your mouth water! Can't wait to see you again, Keith Gray, Owner More

RDU
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant very much. A little pricey but the food was excellent. Open during Winter months. Very little else open until Summer. Salad Bar OK but menu items great.

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Monroe, Virginia 24574
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

One cannot go to the outer banks without dining here, believe me, you will go back each year!!! Wonderful fresh catch!!!

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

We appreciate such a wonderful review, Sharon. Thanks for writing it back in February. We're thrilled to hear that you'll be back here each year for our fresh fish! See you soon, Keith Gray, Owner More

New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Pretty good place to grab lunch or dinner, but I would say their best feature is their sushi. We ordered up a feast of various rolls and enjoyed them all. The spider roll was especially tasty. Food options being pretty limited in the area, it's totally worth it to drive to Buxton for some sushi.

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

Thanks for the great review, Denise. I'm happy to hear you enjoy our sushi -- we're the only full sushi bar in the area, so we're glad it's worth the drive. Hope to see you again soon for another sushi feast, Keith Gray, Owner More

McGaheysville, Virginia
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The food is quite good and reasonably priced. They have a salad bar and serve excellent hush puppies with every order. On a recent visit my shrimp pasta dish was excellent.

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