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“Great Seafood for takeout” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Diamond Shoals

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
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.
youngstown, ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great Seafood for takeout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We went here twice for take out. Not pricey and they cooked the shimp for you. Get the Cajun shrimp it is wonderful. Also, had a decent breakfast one morning which was good. Service was great and they have a friendly staff. Make this your stop for fresh seafood to take out.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“FRESH!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

Our party of four stopped here after visiting Cape Hatteras lighthouse for lunch. One of the park rangers said he enjoyed the food there. We each got 1 of their fried baskets and were pleased with our selections. The breading was minimal on my popcorn shrimp and the cocktail sauce had a nice tang to it. Others in our party raved about the homemade tartar sauce. Prices were very reasonable. The cashier also gave us information on finding the house used in the movie, "Nights in Rodanthe".

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Mosherville, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“We go here every year, several times during the week we're in town!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Our party of 8 "loves" Diamond Shoals. My absolute favorite....and I highly recommend it....is the Fried Grouper Sandwich with fries. I absolutely love this! I got others in my party liking it too! Been my favorite now for a few years! All the kids LOVE the soup (Clam Chowder) while the adults like the Tomato Basil Crab Bisque (OH YUM!) The kids LOVED the sweet potatoe fries.

This place is nothing fancy, but that's what we like about it. It is a local place, not some chain restaurant with no character. Good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

I saw another reviewer didn't like the hush puppies...can't understand that. They were hush puppies. Delish at that! How much flavor do you expect out of dough and grease. But they were good! :)

The cook was apparently not happy with the looks of my fried scallops one evening, sent them out to me and prepared a new batch. Got double for the price. Excellent service!

We'll go here again. No doubt about it. Keep the groupers coming!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice family restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012 via mobile

We were looking for local seafood, but they were out of many of their loca selections. We ended up ordering the local grouper which was good, but alitte bland. One thing that was different here is that they served hush puppies with tartar sauce and/or cocktail sauce. This sounded bad but it was quite good because both sauces were excellent. Wait staff was very friendly and service was prompt.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good food but pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

First time at Outer Banks and this restaurant. Had fried shrimp and mashed potatoes which were really good. The husband had a burger which was your average burger. The kiddo had chicken tenders and fries. She ate them as leftovers and said it was good. The hush puppies were also yummy. It was a party of 8 and the service was prompt and friendly.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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