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Diamond Shoals

46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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Ranked #6 of 19 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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Indiana
Top Contributor
258 reviews 258 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

The 3 stars in generous, but I've only visited once, so I won't say it's bad. The food was kind of generic IMO. Service was average. The sushi-bar added a neat element, but it seems there's a slight identity crisis here. Has potential - but it starts with the main kitchen. For the money, I didn't see the value.

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

Sorry to hear we weren't your favorite. Next time, let us know when you're in if you're not happy so we can fix it things in the moment. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We were seated near the sushi bar when there was plenty of room in main dining area. It felt like we were in the kitchen with the staff having work conversations. Food was average. Stuffed shrimp was ok. Fried claim strips were not flavorful and chewy. Would not go back. Our waitress was friendly, which is why I give it... More

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

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your meal. Next time, let us know -- we never settle for average here. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have ended up here twice in two years in the outer banks. Service is good and the Sushi is great.

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

Here next time you're on Hatteras! Thanks for letting me know you enjoy what we do here. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Clay, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to Diamond Shoals on a Friday night with big party (12). It was crowded but service and food were both excellent. We left a sizable tip because we were very happy. Will return.

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed Friday night with us, Jeff. Not much better than to hear you left very happy. Can't wait for your return, Keith Gray, Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We LOVE this restaurant! The food is absolutely awesome! The seafood is FRESH. We love to eat their fried shrimp, clamstrips, fish, etc. The tarter and cocktail sauces are out of this world; I don't know what they do to make it so good! The french fries are soooo goooood! My boys (11 & 14) love them. Can't say any... More

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

I LOVE this review. There's literally nothing better than hearing you think we have the best seafood on the island. See you and your boys again soon. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

we walked here after getting back to hotel later one night...salad bar was great and the sushi was OK...they had lots of fresh fish (kinda pricey) on the menu but cant speak to that....

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

Glad you enjoyed the salad! That said, I'm sorry to hear you weren't as impressed with the sushi. Next time, let us know and we'll take care of it in the moment. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Streetsboro, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We are on our second week in Avon, and have dined here twice. First time was the wife and I, the second time, there were nine of us. We called ahead and they were kind enounced to have a table set up for our party. Everyone enjoyed their meals, particularly the very fresh seafood and the delicious hush puppies. My... More

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

Happy to hear everyone enjoyed their meal on both visits, Mark. Thanks for sharing. Hope the rest of the vacation was great, too. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Awesome clam chowder...great seafood....loved it!....hush puppies were homemade. ....tried some sushi tuna a couple night later....GREAT! .... definitely worth a visit.....they have a fresh market too...but didnt purchase any...

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

Awesome review! Thrilled to hear you loved everything from the clam chowder to the sushi. Can't wait to welcome you back! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Still pond MD USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were pleased with the amount of local food offerings. They even had special sushi rolls with local fish. We were surprised they had sushi but it was good and served quickly. We went back the second night. Also loved the hush puppies and clam chowder

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

We're all about livin' and lovin' local, Jane. Thrilled you're a fan. Thanks for the great review and see you again soon. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It has been some years since I had been to this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by both our recent experiences. First, we came here for lunch as part of the Fessenden Center monthly lunch outing. I found my fish fresh and extremely tasty... this is as good or better fried fish than I have had in years. The staff... More

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

Glad we could still surprise you, even after all these years, Larry. Thanks for coming back for some fresh and tasty fish. Can't wait to welcome you two back. All the best, 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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