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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place does great sushi After five pm. They don't advertise this like they should. However we are not impressed with the rest of the menu. We had lunch and dinner there and found both unremarkable. Noodles overlooked on linguine, shrimp undercooked on grilled skewer, salad dressing lacking in flavor, friend had fried food and it liked ok. Would go... More 

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Bluefield, Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. No wait time, promptly seated and beverages were ordered. I saw a sign about their chowder so I ordered a bowl. It is absolutely delicious. The lunch special for the day was the tuna melt, which was really good. The fried grouper sandwich was also good. Definitely a great spot to eat. Staff was friendly, good... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed the food. I had stuffed grouper and sweet potato waffle fries; he had shrimp scampi. It was hot and fresh even though it was close to closing by the time we ate. We got there at 8 on a busy Friday night, and they close at 9. We were seated and got to order pretty quickly, but... More 

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eastern shore
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a must if your in Buxton. The seafood is fresh and delicious. You can't beat fish just caught! Breakfast is also very good. Not sure what the coffee is called that they serve, but it is delicious and you can get it to go.

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Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you go here, be sure to get the Cajun Crab dip. O M G. So good! You know how sometimes you get crab dip and it's 98% cheese with little chunks of crab interspersed.... This was nothing like that! It was almost entirely crab with just enough other stuff to hold it together and make it dippy. Delicious spices... More 

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Thank EricaM3
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

From the cajun crab dip to the sauteed scallops and captain's platter -- it's awesome to know that every dish could hit the spot! I'm humbled to know that you so greatly enjoyed your meal, Erica, and I can't wait to have you back when you decide to call the OBX home. See you soon, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been eating at this place for many years because we truly do love the atmosphere, the food and the waitstaff which is top notch. They have a great salad bar for those that are watching their waist line. We have eaten both lunch meals and dinner meals and have never been disappointed. It is a very popular place... More 

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

Our longtime guests hold a special place in my heart, and it's wonderful to know that you've had nothing but great meals with us over the years. I'm glad you can always count on us for a fresh and friendly meal and can't wait to have you back for another one soon. Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Masontown, West Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dinners! Selection of fresh catches of the day is plentiful. Sushi bar is a local treasure. This is one of our favorite places to dine when we are in Buxton or Hatteras. Staff are always pleasant and ready to serve. Hush puppies are tasty.

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Thank 102maryannem
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

I'm humbled to know that ours is one of your favorite spots on Hatteras! From the sushi to the catch-of-the-day, I'm glad every meal has hit the spot, and we look forward to welcoming you back next time you're on the island. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was fast and friendly. The breakfast was served hot and fresh. The homemade biscuits were excellent. A very good start to our vacation.

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Thank NYG13
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

I'm glad we could help get your vacation started on a good note with some tasty biscuits and breakfast! It's awesome to know that you enjoyed your meal, and we hope you'll come see us again next time you're on the island. Best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Philadelphia Suburb
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hatteras Island Inn and next door is this restaurant. Breakfast was tasty. Coffee was very good. Service was fast, pleasant and attentive. Next time we are in Hatteras we will definitely stop in for a bite. Highly recommend for breakfast.

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Thank psmu82
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and recommendation! It's wonderful to see that you enjoyed your breakfast, and I hope you had fun while visiting Hatteras. We'd love to have you back again next time you're on the island! Best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Burke, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come to this place when we vacation here. They have a nice salad bar and we love their clam chowder. Their fish is spectacular!

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Thank LCP5428
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Thanks for making a stop at our place every time you're in the OBX! We'll see you back on your next trip for some more seafood and chowder. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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