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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our biggest gripe with this restaurant is the lack of healthy options on the menu. And were were actually shocked to see their salad bar open during October 2020 (COVID) when we visited (speaking of one of the only potentially “healthy” options there). The hostess...(maybe the owner?) wasn’t particularly warm or welcoming. Our waitress, a young woman, was sweet. The grilled fish wrap (which I ordered because it was the only affordable not fried lunch option on the menu) had mostly cheese (weird), lettuce and tomato inside. Light on the fish and mango salsa. Their “award winning” soup was not that memorable and both the clam chowder and clam bisque could have used a minute to hear up in a microwave. Not impressed with this place. Wouldn’t go back or recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I have never been to the OBX and were staying in Buxton on Oct. 22 near this restaurant. The lady at the front desk recommended it and we were really glad that we took her advice. We both had the grilled grouper...wraps with mango salsa. They were outstanding and while it was a little extra so were the onion rings. Throw in a Carolina Brewery IPA and some great service and we are threatening to go back for dinner!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed yesterday

Tried Diamond Shoals for breakfast the first morning in Buxton and I was pleasantly surprised. There were six in our party and they had no problem seating us together. Except for me everyone was from NC so they dug into the "Fisherman's Breakfast" with eggs,...bacon or sausage and grits. So I did too but had the hash browns with onions instead of grits and a biscuit. You got a nice serving of everything and I came back solo the rest of the week. Everything was good and the grits mixed in with your eggs is the way these boys eat it. I tried them the next day and liked them that way. The biscuits were mostly hot out of the oven and tender and flaky as could be. Tons of butter and all the fixing's you could need were on the table. Service was always quick and friendly and your coffee never got empty. A great place for breakfast in Buxton.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing seafood and chicken! We had a diverse group and no one had any complaints with their meal whatsoever. As you can see from the pictures we tried a lot of the menu and our bill was still less than we anticipated. You won’t be...disappointed and if you are it’s your own fault. Friendly and attentive staff also.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As I sat waiting for my food I noticed the dried husk of a dill weed out of the front window and when I tasted the clam chowder I knew why it was there. The chowder was well seasoned and served with a sprinkling of...fresh dill on top. Being a southern country boy I had the fried popcorn shrimp because that’s how I roll. The shrimp crispy outside and tender inside.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on Monday, October 19. We shared the chowder, the tropical fish wrap and the shrimp spring rolls. One of our children had a kids cheeseburger and one had the chicken ranch wrap. The food was very good and served in...a timely manner for lunch. This was the first time I have eaten inside a restaurant since March 14, so I was a little nervous but all employees were masked up and we were sat at a distance from other tables. The restaurant was clean and the restrooms were also clean.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food has always been good! Our group enjoyed the Salad Bar and some had the grits and shrimp and said it was great. Most of our trips down this way we visit this location.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

It's awesome that you've always enjoyed your meals with us! Thanks for sharing your experience. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service and food. We ate dinner and breakfast there. Recommend seafood omelet, clam strips and clam chowder.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Janet, it's awesome that you enjoyed two meals with us! The seafood omelet was an awesome choice. That's one of our favorites. Be sure to come see us again soon! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a salad bar. Comes with all the classic toppings including but not limited to your proteins(chickpeas and sunflower seeds), your veggies, plenty of dressings to choose from, and some good old fashion lettuce; spinach too if you are feeling like getting STRONG. For...all you finding it difficult to find a veggie option in the area, they have the original veggie burgers. Heck yeah!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Tessian, it’s awesome to hear that you loved the salad bar so much! Thanks for your support. We’d love to have you back again soon. Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch. Food was OK. I had the grouper sandwich which came with fries. Ordered hushpuppies as an appetizer. They arrived at approximately room temperature which is no way to serve hushpuppies especially to a Southerner. My sandwich was OK but the fries...were over salted. Surroundings were very vice-versa clean and neat. Table service was great. Just a little disappointed in the food I received especially for the price we paid.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Mary, I’m glad you enjoyed everything overall, but do apologize if your food didn’t come out quite right. Be sure to let your server know if that ever happens and they’ll be happy to fix it. We’d love the chance to show you an even...More

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neisco1957
February 5, 2019|
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Response from Sherry2012Charlotte | Reviewed this property |
I do know they have BBQ chicken on special and I do believe I saw chicken tenders...(A favorite of my nieces)...I don't recall seeing pasta or pizza...but there are lots of options and I do believe you can Google them and... More
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