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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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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been eating our vacation week breakfasts here for years. A great way to start the day without all of our kids. The staff remembers us and our coffee preferences from year to year. Good hearty breakfast for a very good price. Cooked as requested and always quick and hot. Best coffee around.

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

We love our long-time guests! It's always a pleasure to serve you and your family, Joan, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another hearty breakfast. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Montgomery, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very reasonable prices, seemed family friendly. We sat in bar area. They have a little sushi area. You can grab some take out pretty easily( got breakfast there another day take out and went back at dinner). Good presentation. Got shrimp/scallops.nicely cooked. Friendly,fast service. Nice little restaurant to stop in if you are nearby.

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

Whether you're stopping in for breakfast, dinner, or a roll of sushi, I'm glad you always enjoy your meals at our place, Laura! Thanks for the kind review and recommendation, and we look forward to having you back next time you're passing through the area. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best thing we ate was the salad bar which wasgood. Crab cake not so much.Service was laking and they were not busy at 5 so no excuse for it.

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

While I'm glad you enjoyed our salad bar, Linda, I apologize if you were a little underwhelmed by the flavors of your crab cake. Even when it doesn't seem like we're busy out on the floor, there's always something going on behind the scenes, and we do our best to attend to our guests as quickly as possible. But, I'm... More 

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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a rather expensive seafood place. I got the captains platter and had one mediocre type of seafood after another. A good portion size, but not much else.

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

A lot of thought goes into the preparation of each of our dishes, and we're proud of what we have to offer. So, it's disappointing to see that you were underwhelmed by the Captain's Platter. We've got a wide variety of menu items available, so even if this first order wasn't a hit for you, I hope you'll give us... More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch after visiting the Hatteras Lighthouse. What a treat as I had their clam chowder which I thought was great. However, my wife had the crab bisque which she felt was even better. Probably won't get back to that area but if we do this restaurant will be a must. Food & service were extremely good.

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

Thank you so much for making us a part of your Hatteras visit, Ken, and it was such a pleasure to have you join us for that delicious meal! We take great pride in what we do here, and it's always nice to hear that our dedication to serving up only the best does not go unnoticed by our diners... More 

Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice--for dinner and breakfast. For dinner their miso soup was way too salty but I needed electrolyte replenishment from the hot and humid August weather. The Asian rice had an odd sauce on it that was typical. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. Their fried clam strips were small so you got more batter than... More 

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

While it's great to hear that there were some high points during your visits with us (glad you loved the seafood omelet and grouper), I truly wish the rest of the experience had met the same quality. I'm surprised that the miso soup and Asian rice dishes didn't hit the mark flavor-wise -- those are usually incredibly popular dishes around... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Cboot44
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Our goal is to have something for every taste palate here at our place, so while I'm sorry that you were underwhelmed by your shrimp linguine dish, I'm happy to see that you enjoyed your sushi order! We look forward to having you back for another roll soon. Best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Bluefield, Virginia, USA
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank RyanM0708
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for lunch, Ryan! I'm glad we could get you seated quickly for a delicious meal and would love to have you back soon for another bowl of chowder or tuna melt. 'Til next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Tyria
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

All our meals are prepared fresh-to-order which creates a small wait between placing an order and receiving your food (especially on a busy Friday night), and I appreciate your patience with us, Tyria. That said, it's wonderful to know that you enjoyed the flavors of your grouper and shrimp scampi, and we hope to have you back soon for another... More 

eastern shore
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank EasternShoreBeachnik
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Whether you’re stopping by for breakfast or a fresh fish dinner, it's awesome to know that you can always count on us for a delicious meal! Thanks for the kind words, and we can't wait to have you back next time you're visiting Buxton. All the best, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, 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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