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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 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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Gresham, Oregon
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
15 helpful votes 15 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

West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The food and service was good. Prices a little high for fresh seafood. You would think being next to the ocean the price would be reasonable. Not so much.

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed what we do here. And yes, we do use the freshest and high-quality seafood -- which is accounted for in the cost. :) Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This restaurant is deceiving from the exterior. It doesn't look very appealing but you can tell it has good food because it's filled with locals. It's mostly for adults; it doesnt' have an appealing menu for kids. The sushi is very fresh.

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

Glad you dug our seafood. Also, we'd love to hear what we could add to please your kiddos. They deserve a nice lunch, too. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

My husband and I LOVE sushi so when we saw their Sushi Bar sign we decided to try it out & we are glad we did! Their sushi roll prices are very reasonable & the sushi is delicious. We were having a difficult time deciding which rolls to order and the waitress was a huge help! She brought out a... More

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

Thanks again, Tresa. We appreciate the kind words! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Hickory, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Being by the ocean I wanted fresh, local seafood. This restaurant buys local catches and you can't get much fresher than that. I had flounder and it was awesome. Exactly what I was looking for. Price was reasonable. A couple of guys, who had been fishing came in with their catch, gave it to the waitress, to give to the... More

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

We're all about the local seafood here. Glad you dig it. Can't wait to welcome you back -- maybe this time with your own catch? Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Wake Forest, North Carolina
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We ate at this place 3 times, once for dinner and twice of breakfast. This is a casual, family style restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere. The décor is typical family style - booths, tables with a few pictures. It is right off the main highway on Cape Hatteras. For breakfast, they offer a large buttermilk pancake that fits the entire... More

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

Happy to hear you enjoyed the pancake and ham biscuit, Margo. Thanks for letting us know you felt welcomed here. As for the dinner, next time, let us know if something isn't to your liking. We'd always love to fix it in the moment. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Burlington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

While enjoying the Outer Banks of NC, we took the ferry from Ocracoke to Cape Hatteras to view the lighthouse at sunset. We decided to eat on the island before returning. We used TripAdvisor to find Diamond Shoals and was not disappointed! My wife had the grilled porkchops with mashed potatoes and sauteed greenbeans. I had the King Mackeral, fresh-caught... More

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

This review for the win! Thrilled to hear you and your wife loved our dinner -- especially the King Mackeral. Caught it just for you ;) All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Knoxville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
354 reviews 354 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was some of the most perfectly prepared fried seafood that I have eaten in several years....maybe 4 years ago in Louisiana. We selected Diamond Shoals because of the good reviews, and because it was walking distance to the hotel. We were seated promptly, and the first impression was good....a pleasant, casual spot, with red accents on the woodwork, and... More

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

Can't tell you how much it means to hear you thought our fried seafood was perfect. Thanks so much for the fantastic review. Hope to see you in the OBX again soon! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Ocean View Nj
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have eaten at Diamond Shoals many times over the years.The upgraded menu and sushi additions are nice.Our fried seafood was delicious.Sides of green beans,cole slaw and cinnamon sweet potato fries were wonderful.They have great hush puppies and a fun atmosphere for Hatteras fans!

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

We've loved having you over the years, Sue. Can't wait for the next ones! 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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