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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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Huntington, West Virginia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us went for dinner here after it being recommended by some locals. My girlfriend had one of the Fresh fish specials, her husband had one of the hamburgers and my husband and I both chose the linguine and shrimp dinner. All were excellent and we all had our hunger satisfied to the point that we skipped desert.

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Thank sillybirdz
Asheville, United States
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went with my wife for some seafood and we were not disappointed. The portions were good and the price reasonable. Will definitely recommend it.

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Thank Miguel C
Gloucester, VA
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice little local place and our waitress could not have been nicer. Seafood chowder was good, as were the fried baskets of fish though I would not recommend the oysters. Onion rings were the best item and the Cole Slaw was better than most. Wish that we had tried it for breakfast one day but we were all the way... More 

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Thank Diane C
Warsaw, Virginia
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114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try out this place for Breakfast one AM and it was the BEST Breakfast at the BEACH!! Their Seafood Omlet was stuffed with crab meat & shrimp!..and their Biscuits were Home made!!!!We can't wait to go back next year when we visit the area!! WOWWWWW Factor!

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

Thrilled we left you wowed, Jane! When it comes to breakfast, we know how to leave our guests satisfied. I'm so glad you enjoyed your seafood omelette. Thanks for the kind words and amazing rating, and I look forward to having you back next year! Until then, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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202 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Glad you got your fill with us! We have so many delicious dishes over here, and I'm happy your soups and shrimp were a major hit. Thanks for the kind words and amazing rating, and I hope to have you back next time you're in the area! Until then, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Central NJ
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank gabs789
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

Though I'm happy our service was a great success, I'm pretty disappointed our food let your family down. We do our best to prepare each order to perfection, and I'm sorry we missed the mark when you came in. I'm confident we can do better, and I hope you give us another shot to win you over next time you're... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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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Thank crewAvon
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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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 3 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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Thank Janet F
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 

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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
US$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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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