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Diamond Shoals

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46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place came recommended to us by the Hatteras Realty office and we were not disappointed. Everything, from the seafood to the soups and sides, was fantastic. We also appreciated the generous portions and kid-friendly offerings for the little ones. Great service too! We will be back whenever we're on the island.

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Thank Suzanne P
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Thrilled you decided to check us out, Suzanne! I'm so glad every part of your order was a hit. We'll always give you your money's worth with our eats! Thanks for the kind words, and I'm looking forward to having you back for a visit next time your in town. Until then, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Edenton, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always my go-to place for breakfast, seafood or sandwich! Excellent food, service and Management! Catch of the Day is fresh and salad bar is the best on the beach!

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Thank Shelley L
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

You can always count on us for a fresh dish, Shelley! From our salad bar to our catch of the day, I'm happy it is all a hit. Thrilled you think so highly of not only our eats, but our service as well! You can count on us to keep it up. Looking forward to having you back soon again!... More 

Oxford, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We traveled off season, so it was hard to find open restaurants. We stopped here for breakfast. The food was excellent, the staff friendly, fast and helpful.

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Thank tawny1956
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

So happy you checked us out. We serve up the best eats throughout the entire year! I'm glad you enjoyed your dish and if you're ever in the area again, I'd love to have you back for more! Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner More 

mexico
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

we eat here one night. i had chowder which was excellent and then a captains platter that was good and very large...be aware i mean large.it had fried clams, oysters, scallops,shrimp,big piece of fish. all very good. my wife had the grilled grouper which was also very good.to full for anything after.

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

Glad you could get your fill with us, Steve! I'm so happy you enjoyed your chowder and the captain's platter. Hope you had plenty of leftovers. Come back for more seafood soon! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Bozeman, Montana, United States
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Its a local and tourist hang out alike. Fish dinners are awesome! Hush puppies - more than one person should eat.

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Thank Candace M
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Happy you enjoy our fish, Candace! Hope to have you back for more fresh eats soon! Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Great sushi place but Book in advance can get crowded during peak dinner hours. Dress casual. Diamond shoals also have a fresh seafood market which is a great source for the freshest of fish.

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Thank Clint A
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Glad you enjoy our sushi and seafood market, Clint! You can count on us to always provide quality catch! Hope to have you back for more soon! Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

During our annual trip to Avon, Diamond Shoals has been our primary restaurant for the last 10 years. Over the period the food has been consistent and the addition of the Sushi Bar some years ago is fantastic, Diamond Shoals remains our favorite place to dine. The atmosphere is casual and pleasant. Yes, the Group Bites are a must and... More 

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

Honored you visit us every time you're in town! Ten years is a long time, and I'm thrilled the service and quality of seafood has remained consistent. From our sushi to our grouper bites, I'm glad it's always a hit. Can't wait to have you back! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Northern Virginia
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We stopped at Diamond Shoals for dinner after a day at the beach, and arrived right as they were opening for dinner. We were seated quickly and our server was very friendly and helpful. The margarita she made for me was excellent. My husband and I split a steak and bbq shrimp entree, which was average. I don't think I... More 

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

We're honored you chose to spend your birthday with us! You can always count on us for quality service. I'm thrilled our margarita and grouper left such a good impression on you! Looking forward to having you back next time you're in town! Cheers, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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250 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Had the standard early morning breakfast, for me two eggs, links and hash browns, with toast. Very good breakfast for the money. Plan two or three stops while in the area. There are a few other places that serve breakfast, but so far is a keeper. The service was friendly and they made you feel at home. Great place to... More 

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Thank jhais28374
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

We'll get your day off to a good start! I'm so glad you enjoyed our breakfast. We'll make sure you always get your fill at a fair price. Thanks for the wonderful feedback, and I hope you get to come back soon again! Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there tonight and they have good seafood and good service. They also have good sushi too. Will be back

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

"Good seafood and service" should be our middle name! I'm thrilled you enjoyed your visit. Looking forward to having you back again! Cheers, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Buxton
  • Phone Number: +1 252-995-5217
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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