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“Soothes the Soul” 5 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 #6 of 19 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.
Hagerstown, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Soothes the Soul”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

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!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, GA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The seafood is most excellent. Prices are a bit high, but not unexpected in a resort area. Wife had crab cakes and I had a grouper filet. Both excellent.

Ate breakfast here the next morning. Also good!

Visited October 2013
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Montpelier, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Been going here for years and always get a good meal whether it be breakfast or dinner. Service is always good. Their coffee is the best.

Visited October 2013
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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
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“Good breakfast spot”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

There aren't too many breakfast spots in Buxton, NC if you want a full breakfast. This was a good place. I had an omelette - it was kind of flat. Biscuit was fluffy. Service was okay. The waitress was very friendly when she came by but it wasn't frequently enough. The restaurant was freezing. I had to go to the vehicle to get a jacket.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Very good seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We ate here twice in our short stay. We walked from Cape hatteras B and B. All kinds of seafood options. Fresh catch options posted on a blackboard. My MAHI MAHI was great. Husband had pork chops, prepared well and good. Great, friendly waitresses. A casual spot, good service.

Visited October 2013
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