It has become our tradition to get to the Diamond Shoals Restuarant "on time" every year during our jaunt southward to Buxton from our Nags Head cottage. I say "on time" because it closes early at lunch to get ready for dinner and we learned the hard way! The "fried spot" sign pulled us in the first time. The food brings us back. Order a "basket".....with grouper or with clam strips and the best french fries!! Do not leave without having the clam chowder!!! Absolutely delicious!! The place is plain and to the point. You are there to eat! The staff is very friendly and helpful. We love this place. Add to the experience the girl unloading a trunk full of drum in clothes baskets for the attached seafood market! Priceless!!!!! It doesn't get any fresher than that!