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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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Maryland
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Indoor seating. Fried oysters gritty. The fried shrimp was excellent. The entrees come with 2 sides. Home made mashed potatoes was excellent. The sautéed green beans were really good. Extensive salad bar cost extra. Service was okay. The food was good, but very expensive.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We always head up to Diamond Shoals for lunch one day while staying at Ocracoke each year. I literally look forward to it all year. The tomato basil crab soup and the grouper basket are my favorites. Best tartar sauce I've ever had anywhere!

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Thank NorthCarolinaJean
St Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We vacation at the Outer Banks each year for the last nine years and are about to spend another week coming up in October. The very best seafood on the island is Diamond Shoals in Buxton. Terrific food and service. Try their chowder, crab bisque, and grouper bites.

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Thank BBorsch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our visit was on Thursday night and the restaurant was extremely busy for the middle of September. The food once it arrived was delicious. Seafood prepared to everyone's satisfaction. The mashed potatoes were awesome as well. Our wait was a long one but I believe they were understaffed for such an unexpectedly large crowd. Two meals with appetizer and drinks... More 

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Thank Martha O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent, service also. Salad bar very fresh and clean. grilled chicken tasted like it was grilled over wood fire, portion sizes were generous. sweet potatoe fries were like a treat. would recommend this to everyone. We will return on next trip.

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

It's awesome to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us so much, Teresa! It sounds like you chose well -- you can't go wrong with those sweet potato fries. With that said, we'd love to welcome you back anytime. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent! Our waitress was very nice! I had grilled shrimp and it had wonderful flavor. I would definitely eat here again and recommend to family and friends.

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Thank AmyJo67
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

We're thrilled to have earned your recommendation, Amy! We're all about the full experience here, so it's great to know that both the service and food hit the spot -- especially the fried shrimp. I sure hope you'll get the chance to join us again soon! All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In need of a good breakfast ? This is the place for you. Friendly and clean. Food is good. You won't be disappointed Pancakes are huge.

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

This is awesome to hear, Phil, as you know we're all about breakfast around here! It's great to hear that we could hit the mark when it comes to service and food. We're always happy to have you, so I sure hope your next visit isn't too far away. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and very attentive, courteous service. You can't go wrong eating here, the food was very, very delicious!

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

Merci, Sicily! It's wonderful to hear that you're a fan of our place. We sure hope to welcome you in again sometime! All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Ripley, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited all day for dinner here as they opened at 5:00. While we were waiting in line to be taken to our table I was reading the menu on the door that said spaghetti for Wednesday. I commented to my husband "special spaghetti!" Whereupon the hostess very rudely said 'that was for lunch, you don't come to the beach... More 

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Thank 276selmah
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

We never would want to offend a guest, and I sincerely apologize if the hostess's comment was misinterpreted. It sounds like she was simply joking around, but I'm sorry if the spaghetti comment made you feel uncomfortable. That being said, I'm glad you enjoyed your crab cake, shrimp, and steamed clams, and regret to know that your spirit was dampened... More 

Streetsboro, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner twice with the family, and 11 of us were accommodated efficiently and quickly. A wide array of food was consumed, from umami (raw tuna) sushi to hamburgers, steaks, assorted combination fish platters, grilled cheese and french fries. There were very few doggy bags. This is our "go to" restaurant with the family, in OBX. Service was... More 

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

You are more than welcome, Mark! I'm humbled to know that our place is your family's go-to dinner spot when visiting the OBX, and we can't wait to welcome the entire group back next time for more sushi, sandwiches, and seafood! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Sushi
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, 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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