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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
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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Mt Airy, MD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Coming from the DC area I am usually disappointed in the lack of good seafood restaurants in Cape Hatteras but I liked this place and will return. Went with a large party incl 4 kids and they seated us right away. Not a fancy place but clean and great service. We had sushi to start, enjoyed the fresh salad bar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent a week in Buxton and we are here for times. The salad bar is fresh, the hush puppies are really good, not great. The tomato crab bisque is fabulous! All the seafood is super fresh. Chicken tenders are also good. We went off shore fishing, we caught a wahoo and we took out into the market and they... More

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Elkridge, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We have eaten here quite a few times over the years. I'm always excited to get my complimentary hushpuppies. This go around m husband had popcorn shrimp which were very good. As was the salad bar. My daughter had strips and fries and asked the next day of we could eat there again. I had the crab cakes which were... More

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Raleigh, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Playing 'tour guide' for co-workers on our day off, we landed here just after sunset, and a day traveling down NC 12 toward the Ocracoke Ferry. The waitstaff was professional but not very conversational - perhaps a long, busy day... The seafood was very good, but not exceptional. The coconut cake was worth the stop, however. Since my wife really... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been going to Diamond Shoals for more than 20 years. Breakfast is good and service excellent. Many seafood choices at dinner and it is always fresh and tasty. Diamond Shoals added a sushi bar a few years ago and I am a big fan. Love "Surfer Girl" especially. A great beach restaurant and open almost year round.

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

It's been a great 20 years, Sandie -- and I can't wait for the next 20! Thanks for always stopping by to get your Surfer Girl fix. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We came to their seafood market for crabs, which we discovered they steam for you. We placed our order early in the afternoon, then came back at dinnertime to get them. The crabs were all wrapped and boxed up for us to take back to the house. We also got hush puppies to go. The crabs were excellent and very... More

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

Happy to hear you found the crabs -- and their crabby spices -- excellent. Thanks a bunch for recommending us! See you again soon, Keith Gray, Owner More

Jacksonville, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I are breakfast there in the spring and just revisited a week ago. This time I had lunch.....It was very good both times. The staff was friendly and efficient. The food was fresh and plentiful. The atmosphere was very 'beachy' and pleasant. I would visit and recommend this restaurant.

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

Happy to hear you dug our "beachy" vibe both times around! Thanks so much for taking the time to review us here. See you again soon, Keith Gray, Owner More

Lincolnshire UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

we tried this place on our first night as it was walking distance of our accommodation and liked it enough to return a second time. A lovely buzzy vibe. Both times I had the shrimp special and my husband had the chicken tenders second visit - all excellent. Our second visit the restaurant was so busy we were offered a... More

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

Happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed the shrimp special and chicken tenders. I appreciate the excellent review. See you again soon -- maybe this time for sushi? Safe travels, Keith Gray, Owner More

Elverson, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

With a blackboard list of the fresh daily fish - you can't go wrong with any of the choices... My only wish would be a small side salad choice instead of an additional charge for a salad bar. The Grouper was excellent as was the Red Drum. $20 to $25 for the average meal is not bad for dinner!

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

You can't go wrong with this review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the Grouper and Red Drum. Thanks for the feedback on the salad -- we're always looking to improve! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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159 reviews 159 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed their soups (clam chowder and crab bisque), along with some greasy fish bites. The restaurant was crowded, so it seemed like it was more popular than we had thought. Overall = not bad. Definitely not the greatest meal in the world, but it filled our stomachs and for that we were grateful :)

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

Happy to hear you and your husband enjoyed the soups! Thanks so much for the great review. If there's ever anything we can do better, let us know! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

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