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Diamond Shoals

46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“sushi” (89 reviews)
“clam chowder” (53 reviews)
“hush puppies” (61 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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11 - 20 of 618 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to this restaurant. The place is always packed so we wanted to give it a try. While eating, the food was so good, we all asked ourselves, "why haven't we come here before!?" I think that it was because from...More

Thank KatieV68
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm thrilled you finally made it in to see us, Katie! I love that you felt welcomed from the time you walked through our doors until the very end of your meal thanks to Katie's excellent service and fantastic suggestions. Hush puppies, crab dip, and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in on our way through to Hatteras. We are visiting from out of town with our two small children. My husband and I ordered the Mahi-Mahi sandwich which was tasty. We also had the clam chowder which was excellent. My daughter got the...More

Thank artdecolady2016
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you could stop by on your way through town, and it's great to know the meal was a hit for the whole family! Thanks for letting us know just what you had the chance to try, and don't be a stranger if you're...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here every year that we visit OBX and the quality has defiantly decreased this year and the prices have increased. I ordered the fish of the day and it was the tiniest and most over cooked filet of Mahi Mahi I've ever had....More

Thank topher991
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm disappointed you think our quality has decreased. We always do our best to provide fresh fish and ingredients with all our dishes, but there's a chance we could've missed the mark during your last visit and for that, I apologize. If you would've mentioned...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This always great restaurant has recently added an amazing sushi bar. Best sushi I've had in a while. Everything was very fresh and watching the sushi chef, Brian, was fun. I started with a wonderful seaweed salad and my husband enjoyed the very good miso...More

Thank Julia S
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Whether it be breakfast, lunch, or dinner, we've got fresh and delicious dishes that will surely leave you satisfied, Julia! I'm so glad you enjoy our seafood and sushi. Chef Brian has quite the talent, and it's wonderful to know he took great care of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always ask the hotel desk clerk what restaurant they would recommend and so far have never. Even disappointed. Diamond Shoals was absolutely delicious! The seafood was so fresh and wonderfully prepared! Our server was delightful and explained different menu choices.More

Thank Laurie W
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad your desk clerk led you to us, Laurie! We'll always serve up the freshest seafood to our guests. I'm pleased you enjoyed our service as well -- you can count on us for a friendly dining experience. Thanks for the wonderful rating,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we were on Hatteras Island, I gave Diamond Shoals a less than stellar review. I'm happy to say that we gave them a 2nd chance & everything was great. We've been there twice for lunch & both times the food & service...More

Thank obxdream
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you decided to give us a second chance! I know we're capable of leaving a great impression on our guests with our service and food, and I'm thrilled you found that to be true this time around. Happy your fish tacos, crab...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had carry out for lunch, fried grouper and clam meals (great portions for the price and very fresh), and decided to go back for breakfast since our accommodations were within walking distance. Our server Pamela was kind and patient with our group of 7...More

Thank Sarah M
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad our fresh seafood had you coming back for more the next day, Sarah! Whatever the meal, we've got something delicious in store for our guests. It's wonderful to know Pamela took great care of your party during your breakfast visit. I feel...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly, there was a full bar. Good food (2 visits). Fresh seafood and salad bar. Didn't open until 5-5:30.

Thank bleuz2016
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed both your visits! You can count on us for fresh and delicious seafood along with friendly service. Thanks for the shiny stars, and I hope to have you back for more next time you're in town. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in just to buy some fresh seafood. The young man behind the counter was friendly, informative, and polite. A pleasant experience in society today. After making our selection he (without being asked) put ice on it to keep it fresh. That act tells me...More

Thank Dean M
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You can count on us for some high-quality catch, Dean. I'm so glad my team took good care of you and provided the customer service I expect all my customers to receive. Thanks for the wonderful review, and I hope you come back to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large seafood menu with many excellent options and both of my visits here have drawn raves from the entire party. Also a good selection of wine and beer.

Thank Skyfin
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our seafood selection won't let you down! I'm so glad you enjoy our food and drinks. Thanks for the wonderful rating and kind words, and I hope to have you and your friends back for more soon! Cheers, Keith Gray, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$30
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
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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