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Diamond Shoals

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46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
07:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Windsor, North Carolina
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

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

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 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank RumBum23
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!

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.

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 

Ripley, West Virginia
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good food but has changed a lot done the early '70's. Always stop st least once each vacation. Broiled or Fried seafood platters are good.

1 Thank 276selmah
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

It's an honor to have kept your service since the '70's! Your loyalty to our restaurant means the world to me. So glad you enjoy our seafood platters. Looking forward to having you back on your next vacation! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Chilbolton, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Very good restaurant with a really nice local waitress (chatty, warm and friendly). We had a lovely light. The batter on my shrimp and scallops was divine. Scallops were delicious! Great chips too.

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

So happy your seafood was a hit! We'll always cook our shrimp and scallops to perfection. Glad you enjoyed our service as well. Come back for another dish soon again! All the best, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This place came recommended to us by the Hatteras Realty office and we were not disappointed. Everything, from the seafood to the soups and sides, was fantastic. We also appreciated the generous portions and kid-friendly offerings for the little ones. Great service too! We will be back whenever we're on the island.

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

Thrilled you decided to check us out, Suzanne! I'm so glad every part of your order was a hit. We'll always give you your money's worth with our eats! Thanks for the kind words, and I'm looking forward to having you back for a visit next time your in town. Until then, Keith Gray, Owner More 

Edenton, North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Always my go-to place for breakfast, seafood or sandwich! Excellent food, service and Management! Catch of the Day is fresh and salad bar is the best on the beach!

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

You can always count on us for a fresh dish, Shelley! From our salad bar to our catch of the day, I'm happy it is all a hit. Thrilled you think so highly of not only our eats, but our service as well! You can count on us to keep it up. Looking forward to having you back soon again!... More 

Oxford, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We traveled off season, so it was hard to find open restaurants. We stopped here for breakfast. The food was excellent, the staff friendly, fast and helpful.

Thank tawny1956
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

So happy you checked us out. We serve up the best eats throughout the entire year! I'm glad you enjoyed your dish and if you're ever in the area again, I'd love to have you back for more! Sincerely, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

we eat here one night. i had chowder which was excellent and then a captains platter that was good and very large...be aware i mean large.it had fried clams, oysters, scallops,shrimp,big piece of fish. all very good. my wife had the grilled grouper which was also very good.to full for anything after.

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

Glad you could get your fill with us, Steve! I'm so happy you enjoyed your chowder and the captain's platter. Hope you had plenty of leftovers. Come back for more seafood soon! Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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
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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