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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” (93 reviews)
“clam chowder” (55 reviews)
“hush puppies” (64 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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221 - 230 of 637 reviews

Reviewed March 14, 2016

Along with breakfast, this place has an extensive and delicious menu. Love coming here on vacation!!

Thank nnash214
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2016

Thanks for making a stop at our place during every trip to Hatteras! I'm glad you can always count on us for a tasty breakfast and look forward to having you back next time. Until then, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed February 25, 2016

My husband and I gone there since the mid 1980's! We have had breakfast lunch and dinner there, all 3 are delicious. They also have a Sushi bar which I recommend.More

Thank Geri R
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2016

Whether you're stopping in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I'm glad you can always count on us for a tasty meal, Geri! It's been a pleasure to serve you and your husband over the past 30 years, and I look forward to having you back...More

Reviewed February 14, 2016

What's better on a cold Hateras day than a bowl of clam chowder? Nothing, but maybe the salad bar. Got our chowder "fix" yesterday, and even thought about going back today but it's too damned cold. Been coming here for years and look forward to...More

Thank PatchesNewKent
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2016

It's been a pleasure to serve you throughout the years! I'm glad you can always count on us to satisfy your clam chowder cravings. Thanks for always making a trip to see us, and I look forward to having you back next time for another...More

Reviewed January 16, 2016

Attracted by the availability of sushi, we discovered a place not even close to your typical sushi restaurant. And what makes for a very unique & enjoyable experience is the sushi chef's creativity. Not every kind of sushi fish is offered, but the combination of...More

1  Thank wboehmer
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2016

One of the best parts about making sushi is that you get to play around with the ingredients in each roll. I'm glad our combinations were a big hit and look forward to having you back next time to try the Surfer Boy and have...More

Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

With rare visits to the outer banks, choosing an open restaurant in the off-season is always chancy. A spur of the moment stop at Diamond Shoals turned out just fine. The Sonoran omelet looked good on the menu, although in truth it bears no resemblance...More

Thank Jim S
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2016

No matter the season, you should never be left without a tasty breakfast! I'm glad you stumbled across our place, Jim, and took a rewarding chance on the Sonoran Omelet. We look forward to having you back next time you're on the island! 'Til then,...More

Reviewed December 15, 2015

Was down recently on a short getaway as usual and was glad to see Diamond Shoals trying to stay open all season. Love their breakfast and lunches. Been there a couple times in the past for dinner and great also~jus a little pricey for dinner...More

Thank robinb204
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2015

The pleasure is all ours, Robin! We'd never want the season to stop someone from enjoying a great meal which is why we happily stay open year round. Whether you're here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, I'm glad you can always count on us for...More

Reviewed December 8, 2015

Decor is warm and inviting with friendly staff to greet you. Sushi bar looked amazing. Service was very good food was delivered in a timely manner and very tasty. I got a big seafood platter and I have to say I'm a big eater and...More

Thank Chefzam
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2015

I'd never want a guest to leave our place hungry, so I'm glad the seafood platter could really fill you up! It's awesome to hear that you had a great meal with us, and I appreciate the compliment on our service and atmosphere, too. Thanks...More

Reviewed December 5, 2015

On my first ever vacation to HI, I found that Diamond Shoals was a great place to eat. Generous portions and tasty food was consistent each time I visited. I have my very first taste of hush puppies there (we don't have those in Oregon)....More

1  Thank Sandy O
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2015

I'm thrilled that you could find us on your very first visit to Hatteras, Sandy! It was our pleasure to introduce you to the tasty goodness that are hush puppies, and we thank you for joining us for a Thanksgiving feast. Hope to have you...More

Reviewed November 23, 2015

Sunday, 22 November, 2015. After a five hour miserable drive in pouring rain we finally made it to Buxton and checked into the Cape Pines Motel. We got settled in and went on a recon as we hadn’t been down here in years. By early...More

2  Thank Mike M
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2015

Two visits in two days? I'm completely flattered, Mike. It's awesome to know that both your breakfast and dinner were cooked to perfection and only made better by that attentive service. I'm glad you stumbled across our place after being away from the island and...More

Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited in the off season. Consequently many restaurants were closed. Thankful to find an open restaurant we were very pleased with our meals. The yellow fin tuna wrap was delicious and plentiful. My wife's club was very good and more than she could eat....More

Thank ChicagoMagyar
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2015

You should never be left without a hearty meal -- even in the off season! So, I'm glad that your tuna wrap, club sandwich, and those soups could satisfy all your lunch cravings. However, I apologize if your soup wasn't as warm as you would...More

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Restaurant Details

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