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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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07:00 - 14:00
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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197 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we were hungry but did not want to eat a heavy lunch. This place has a huge selection on menu - something for everyone. Seems to be popular with tourists and the locals. We had soup and an appetizer to share and it was perfect. The tomato- basil- crab bisque was wonderful. Husband said the clam chowder was among best... More 

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Central NJ
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch with my family. The service was fine, the ladies working were very nice. the food, however, was a big let down. The clam chowder didn't have any clams, the potatoes are under cooked, and overall was pretty tasteless. Just about everything on the menu was fried so my husband only ate the salad bar, which was nothing... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is THE BEST place for fresh grouper AND FRIED OYSTERS hands down. Service is friendly and efficient. A must when in Outer Banks.

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

I'm so happy we're a must-visit in your eyes! Glad our grouper and fried oysters never let you down. Thanks for the amazing rating and kind words, and I hope to have you back for more seafood soon! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Somerset, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for dinner and we were both pleased with the crab soup and the clam chowder. I had the grouper and it was very tasty. My husband had the bay scallops and he was really impressed with the amount and the quality of his meal too. The desserts are made local and are not to be missed!

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

I'm glad your seafood dinner was a great success! You can always count on us to provide delicious, quality dishes. From the crab soup to the grouper, I'm so pleased it was all a joy. Thanks for the kind words and fantastic rating. Come back to try more soon! All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

New Kent, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places to eat although the salad bar is not large it's always fresh and crisp. My favorite thing on the menu is their grouper sandwich absolutely love it it's delicious. I've also eaten there for breakfast and it was yummy too

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Thank Time2CUSA
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

I'm so glad we're one of your favorite places to fill up! You can always count on our fish to be fresh and salad bar to be stocked. Thanks for the kind words and fantastic rating, and I hope to have you back for another grouper sandwich soon! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast at the Diamond Shoals Restaurant. Food was great and the service was fantastic. Friendly, professional staff took great care of feeding us and keeping our coffee cups full. Enough gave us a cup of coffee to go ! ! !

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

Glad you got to come by for breakfast, Janet! I'm really happy you enjoyed your order and our service. You can count on us to serve up a delicious dish with a smile! Thanks for the fantastic rating, and I hope to have you back to try more soon again! Until then, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Windsor, North Carolina
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The omelettes are delicious. Husband and daughter chose the Fisherman's Favorite. They loved it! Great coffee too.

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

Thanks so much for dining with us! It's wonderful to know that your omelette hit the spot, and I hope we'll have the chance to serve you again soon. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Cooper City, Florida
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

My wife and I were staying at the Inn at Pamlico Sound and this was one of the only places open for dinner. I ordered the Oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer. It was loaded with spinach and I could barely taste the oysters. Not good. For the main coarse I ordered the seafood platter fried with fries. My wife had... More 

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

We make it a priority to use quality seafood and ingredients in each and every dish, so I'm disappointed to read your orders weren't to your liking. I'm truly sorry you didn't enjoy your oysters and scallops. If you're ever in the area again, I'd love for you to give us another shot so we can really show you what... More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast here. The omelettes (I had the ribeye steak and cheese omelette and my the seafood omelette) were amazing! The service was fantastic, and the prices were very reasonable. A great place to eat in Buxton!

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Thank KEVRED73
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Thrilled you enjoyed your breakfast! I'm so glad you and yours found our omelets satisfying. I'm also pleased my team took good care of you. If you're ever in Buxton again, I hope to have you back for more seafood eats! All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Diamond Shoals is one of those little places that the locals go to to get a good meal at a reasonable cost. We ate there a couple of times during a weeklong visit. We ate breakfast and lunch which were both very good. Good portions. Nothing fancy, only good food.

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

Our seafood will never let you down, Jon! Thrilled you came in for a dish more than once during your visit to Hatteras Island. Glad you enjoyed our portions and prices! If you're even in town again, I hope to have you back. Cheers, Keith Gray, Owner 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
USD 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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