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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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English first
Chesterfield, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Simple restaurant with great fresh seafood. The first night - fried scallops, the second night I had the crispy rice shrimp and the mussels with marinara sauce. They were both appetizers and both awesome. The third night (yes, stuck with a good thing since Rusty's was closed for the season) I had the Funky Shrimp Sushi and warm Saki. Delicious.... More

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This place had such amazing food. It was fresh and the staff were great. I wanted to try everything on the menu, but the portions are large and great. I had the shrimp and fresh green beans which tasted amazing. Too bad they are local since I could eat their food every day and not get tired of it. Excellent... More

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

Thanks for the amazing review, Jennie. Happy to hear you enjoyed the shrimp and green beans. Hope to see you next time you're on Hatteras! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Davenport, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The last time I was at Diamond Shoals was about 20 years ago. Since then, there have been cosmetic changes to the restaurant, but the food remains great, the portions generous, the staff friendly (think of being waited on by your mom) and the prices very reasonable. Our visit was during the off season, so there was no wait to... More

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

We hope you don't wait another 20, too! It was great having you in and I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. See you again, Keith Gray, Owner More

Statesville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is noted for its Seafood BUT they also serve a Great Breakfast and their Coffee is the Best!!!

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

Thrilled you enjoy our breakfast and coffee! Thanks for the great review, Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Staunton, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Seated quickly, nice wait staff. Took over an hour to get food. Oysters over fried, dry and tough. Chowder was very good

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

Sorry to hear you were disappointed with your visit, Debbie. Next time, let us know about the oysters so we can take care of it in the moment. As for the wait time, rest assured that it isn't usual for us! All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Great service....and we had 25 people from Indiana! Food was delicious and service was great! Would highly recommend this place to anyone!

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

We were happy to have you and your fellow Hoosiers in, Tricia. Thanks for the great recommendation. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Somerset, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We've been coming to OBX off and on for 10 yrs.Breakfast at Diamond's Shoal's is like sitting a farmers kitchen..Everything is fresh and the portions are generous...The coffee is the best in Buxton..The staff are courteous and friendly making the down-home atmosphere even better..Your'll never be disappointed..

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

Can't express enough how much it means to hear our place feels like a piece of home. Next time you're in, be sure to say hi so we can put a name to the face! Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Had a pleasant dinner with bro and sis-in-law. The sushi was good and the stuffed flounder was delicious. Lots of crabmeat, flounder(dark side),was cooked just right and tasted just right. Would highly recommend.

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

Thrilled to hear you dug the sushi and stuffed flounder. Thanks for the great recommendation. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Colerain, North Carolina, United States
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our food was delicious. We had shrimp, scallops, and fish. I had a baked potato and slaw, my husband had fries and slaw. When we arrived we had maybe a 15 minutes wait which was fine. After we were seated it took quite a bit of time to get our drink order. We also waited awhile before the waitress came... More

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

Thrilled to hear you and your husband enjoyed everything from the shrimp to slaw, Charlene. That said, I'm sorry to hear you didn't feel taken care of when you first sat down. Even though we were busy, we should've been better about that and I'll make sure it was just a one time thing. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It is near the Lighthouse and was a good stop. The chowder was excellent and the fried fish had a very light crispy crust that was perfect. I would definitely go back even if there were a number of choices.

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

Glad you enjoyed the chowder and fried fish. We'd love to have you back to show you all the other things we can do when more things are in season! 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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