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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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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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

Conway, Arkansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Without a doubt my favorite breakfast place on Hatteras!! You can not help but enjoy the amazing service and great food. Breakfast prices are very reasonable for the OBX.

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

Without a doubt, this is our favorite review, Patrick. Happy to hear we could give you an amazing breakfast. Hope to see you again soon, Keith Gray, Owner More

Florence, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had lunch one day, breakfast another, dinner a third. Seafood was local, fresh and tasty. Had a sirloin and shrimp for dinner, the steak was only good, not as good as the seafood.

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

Glad to we could give you a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Bob. Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed the seafood. Next time, if the steak isn't up to par, let us know so we can take care of it. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Cumberland, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We landed at the Diamond Shoals because it was within walking distance to our hotel. We first tried it out for dinner and were very pleased with the variety, taste, and friendly service. Our evening meal included a Chicken Strips Dinner (ton of food, delicious, very reasonably priced) Bowl of Clam Chowder (Delicious) with the Salad Bar (Very Fresh and... More

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

This review is fantastic! It's great to hear how much you enjoyed the chicken strips, sushi, and kid's meal -- and that you came back for breakfast. Hope to see you next time you find yourself in Buxton, Keith Gray, Owner More

New Hyde Park, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My husband and I took the 4 kids to eat there one night. The table was perfect. Booth with 2 chairs so my kids were seated nice and secure! The waitress was so sweet. She explained what they offered and was so kind to the children. We started out with the steamed shrimp for appetizers. It was HEAVEN. old bay... More

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

Thrilled you and your family had a wonderful meal here. We know it's hard to please 4 kids and it means a lot that we did. Can't wait to welcome you guys back! All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More

Elmira, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

They were able to accommodate a party of 12 on short notice. Friendly staff, very good food with a selection that satisfied everyone. Fried clams and sweet potato fries excellent. Glad we stopped here.

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

Glad you and your party felt accommodated, Linda! Thanks for the excellent review. See you soon for more clams and sweet potato fries, Keith Gray, Owner More

Syracuse, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very good experience for our first night at OBX. Accommodated a family of 16 last minute. Kids loved their meals and ours were fantastic as well, best peel and eats I had all week. Service was fine (remember this is OBX) and with a smile.

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

Happy to hear we could help make your first night in OBX one for the books! Thanks for the fantastic review -- it really made me smile. See you soon, Keith Gray, Owner More

Hatteras, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We get sushi from here at least once a week... Best sushi on Hatteras, fast service, always fresh and always delicious. A must try if you like sushi and seafood!

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

All fresh and always delicious -- that's what we're all about here. Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed our sushi. Take care, Keith Gray, Owner More

Newport News, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I went to Diamond Shoals for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. When we walked up, we saw a garden that had fresh herbs growing, which let me know they use fresh ingredients. We had to wait for maybe 5 minutes for a table. We had come in after a large family party that was rather loud. That... More

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

I'm thrilled that we could help make you and your husband's anniversary special! I appreciate you letting me know how much you loved everything from the hush puppies to scallops. Can't wait to welcome you back next time you're on Hatteras. Here's to many more anniversaries, Keith Gray, Owner More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wow! We had two great dinners at Diamond Shoals. Very fresh fish. Super! In addition to good food, a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our waitress was Brandi. She is a doll! After a disappointing breakfast a few years ago, we have always avoided Diamond Shoals. This year, we decided to give it another try. We were pleased and went again the... More

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

Glad we could give you two great diners, Enid! Thanks for giving us another try. I'll be sure to pass along the compliments to Brandi, too. Keith Gray, Owner More

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