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Diamond Shoals

46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (87 reviews)
“clam chowder” (51 reviews)
“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were very happy with our dinner. Very fresh salad bar. The grouper was soo good. Going back tonight. There's no reason to keep looking once you find a great place.More

Thank Kim J
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm so glad our food had you coming back for more, Kim! You can always count on us for fresh fish and quality ingredients. Thanks for the kind words and support, and I can't wait to have you back again for more. All the best,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 enjoyed all our platters. Service was fast and courteous. Food tasted very fresh. They do a good job of seating guests in a timely manner even when they're busy.More

Thank L2trvl44
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm thrilled we were able to leave everyone in your family pleased! You can count on us for a fresh bite to eat in no time. It's so great to hear that my team was able to take good care of you too. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been going to outerbanks for many years and this first visit to Diamond shoals restaurant and not sure why never stopped before. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Very friendly and efficient staff. Food was very good and definitely will stop again! Overall great experience!!

Thank Collie6978
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm so glad you decided to give us a shot! Happy our fresh food and friendly service were both a hit. Thanks for the wonderful rating, and I hope to see you back for more next time you're in town! Cheers, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great and you can call and make orders. Stan will let you know what's good and prep shrimp tail on for you! We always have at least two dinners with seafood we pick up from here and cook and grill at our...More

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

You can trust us to always provide fresh and delicious seafood! I'm so glad you make the trip out to enjoy our food. Thank you for the kind review and amazing rating, and I can't wait to have you back for more next time you're...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here on a Monday night in June - before prime season really set in. We were seated fairly quick and ordered soon after. However, it was a solid 45 minutes before we got our food. And, no one mentioned any sort of apology...More

Thank TraceyC719
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Though I'm glad you enjoyed your order, I truly apologize for the wait you experienced when you came in, Tracey. We do our best to get all our food our fast, but it sounds like our kitchen was off when you came in and for...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't dine in the restaurant, we bought shrimp from the market. It was amazing our food was ready within 15 minutes. The shrimp was fresh and delicious! We will definitely be back the next time we come down!More

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

You can count on us for quality seafood, Nicole! I'm so glad you enjoyed your fresh shrimp. Thanks for the amazing rating and kind words, and I look forward to having you back for more next time you're in town. All the best, Keith Gray,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch. I got the grilled chicken sandwich which was very good and had 2 pieces of chicken! My husband got the grouper sandwich, which was a huge piece of fish, delicious too! The chicken tenders were hand breaded. The clam chowder...More

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

I'm so glad our food was such a hit with you, Jessica! We only use the freshest catch and quality ingredients for our guests, and I'm so happy they proved their worth. As for your server, I apologize if the attentiveness was lacking. I'll be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of four was greeted with by a friendly hostess and we were seated promptly. We had a hearty breakfast at a reasonable price!

Thank Beth S
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad your visit was a hit, Beth! Happy you enjoyed our friendly service and breakfast food. Thanks for the stellar stars, and I hope you get the chance to come back and try another dish soon! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The thing is .... Diamond Shoals is acceptable (not great but acceptable) off-season. In-season, the place is utter chaos. There doesn't appear to be any additional staff to handle the in-season volume and what you have is long waits for your food, that arrives cold,...More

Thank rfmnj
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm disappointed after reading your review. We really do our best to stay on top of things both on and off-season, and I'm sorry you've experienced something different. I appreciate your feedback, and I'll do my best to make sure my team has the means...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was easy to find. Our waitress was very friendly and checked on us frequently. Prices were good also. There's also a small gift shop inside the restaurant with t-shirts, magnets and more of the usual tourististy items.

Thank springnbloom
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I'm so glad your visit was a hit! You can always count on us for friendly service and tasty food. Thanks for the support, and I hope you get to come back and see us soon. Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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