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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%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (89 reviews)
“clam chowder” (53 reviews)
“hush puppies” (61 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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1 - 10 of 618 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I had breakfast here a year ago and enjoyed it very much- so it was no surprise that dinner was just as good. I had the fried flounder dinner. It was very fresh and cooked excellent- not greasy, not over battered, etc. The fries and...More

Thank Carl N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Located on Route 12, near the entrance to Buxton heading south. We always enjoy eating at Diamond Shoals. This was our 4th visit over several years, and this review was for our first visit in over two years. Our family of four arrived at 5:15...More

Thank Winstonou812
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dinner on our first night. Staff was so friendly. Host and hostess even offered to help us find a 4x4 Jeep! Waitress was fast, friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious. Shrimp, scallops, fresh fish. All would be ordered again and again. A little on the...More

Thank K1004WEdebrab
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are in the Buxton area, this is the place to have breakfast. I honestly believe their blueberry pancakes are the best on the planet! All their other breakfast items are excellent and my wife is partial to their seafood omelet. I highly recommend...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in Buxton and we picked Diamond Shoals for dinner. What a great place, food was excellent, service was fast and friendly. A must stop if you are in the area

Thank Mwiese
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thrilled our seafood and service didn't let you down! Thanks for the kind words and amazing rating. Can't wait to have you back for more next time you're in town! Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was OK but the service was painstakingly slow. My son drank his whole drink waiting and trying to get a refill was challenging. There were only a couple of waitresses who were running around and not making eye contact with customers. We will...More

Thank Jennifer D
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Though I'm glad you enjoyed our food, Jennifer, I'm truly sorry our service let you down. I'll discuss this with my team and we'll try to pick things up going forward. Thank you for your feedback. Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite restaurants near our house in Frisco. We've never had a bad meal and the seafood is always fresh and well prepared. I had blackened tuna which was excellent. The green beans were sautéed with onion and peppers and were...More

Thank bettebluemoon
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

I'm flattered we're a favorite of yours! You can always count on us for fresh, delicious seafood. Thanks for the kind words and wonderful rating, and I can't wait to welcome you back for another visit soon. All the best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried Diamond Shoals on the recommendation from a local for breakfast. Place was clean, prices were reasonable, service was good as was the food. Opens early at 6:30 a.m.

Thank Familyonthegoagain
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad your recommendation didn't disappoint! You can always count on us for friendly service and a delicious bite to eat. Thanks for the wonderful rating, and I hope to have you back for more next time you're in town. Cheers, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After having spent most of my lunch and dinner dollars on the usual suspects - taco bell, wendy's, tgif etc, while cruising around on the mainland, it was very nice to eat at a local restaurang. Great service, drinks and food.

Thank Rymsha
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Glad you decided to go local for us, Rymsha! It's wonderful to know our service, drinks, and food were all a hit. Thanks for the awesome rating, and I hope to welcome you back for more soon! Until then, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a chance and stopped by here on our way back from Cape Hatteras. The clam chowder was great. I had the broiled flounder, which a nice tick piece and perfectly cooked. The sweet potato waffle fries had just a hint of cinnamon sugar and...More

Thank Maria W
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It's wonderful to hear how much you loved our spot, Maria! It sounds like you ordered well -- you can't go wrong with our seafood dishes. I'm glad you tried the flounder. That's one of my favorites. I'm delighted that the sweet potato waffle fries...More

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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