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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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 

PA
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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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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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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270 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

Centreville, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I've eaten here many times before and always had a great experience but this time our server really went above and beyond. I was with my family - my mom, my sister and 3 little boys that were a little on the cranky/rambunctious side! Our waitress, Missy, was so great and attentive to all of us, especially the boys and... More 

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

We want guests of all ages to feel welcome at our place, and I'm glad we could make that happen for you and your boys, Stephanie! It's wonderful to know that Missy could help make your meal so memorable, and I'm excited to share your kind words with her. Thanks for the review, and we'll see you back next year!... More 

Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Their clam chowder is outstanding and they've won awards for it. We also each had a philly steak sandwich which was huge and delicious!

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Thank 63barb
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Clam chowder and a Philly cheese-steak -- what an awesome combination! I'm happy to see that you enjoyed your meal at our place and hope to have you back for another next time you're in the area. Until then! Keith Gray, Owner More 

Madison, WI
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131 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Many options for fresh seafood including preparations suitable for gluten free. The service was exceptionally friendly and welcoming.

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

I'm glad the team could welcome you in with a friendly smile for a tasty plate of seafood! It was our pleasure to share a meal with you, and we'd love to have you back for another one soon Until next time! Keith Gray, Owner More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We ate at "The Shoals" twice this visit. The first evening, 3 people in the group and the local fish of the day. It was Sheepshead. They said it was delicious. Two had broiled and one had fried. I had the shrimp with wine and butter. Amazing! Very fresh local shrimp and delicious sautéed green beans. Becky our server was... More 

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

I'm humbled to know that our place is your favorite restaurant here on Hatteras, Shelby, and thank you for stopping by (twice!) during your visit. It's awesome to know that you and your party enjoyed your local fish of the day and fresh shrimp, and we'd love to have you back for another plate of seafood next time you're in... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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