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Diamond Shoals

46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (101 reviews)
“clam chowder” (57 reviews)
“hush puppies” (71 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
07:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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1 - 10 of 734 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Food and selection were very food. Service was prompt and friendly. The chowder is as good as advertised.

Thank Bernie P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

5 of us stopped for breakfast last week, we were in town for a fishing tournament, we all had a great meal, the biscuits are to die for, if your around make sure you stop there, Donna was our waitress, she was very friendly and...More

Thank largocarol
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded today

It's wonderful that you enjoyed everything here from our biscuits to our friendly service! I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to Donna. Hope to welcome you back the next time you're around! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at this restaurant two of our three evenings in Buxton. The menu is extensive, including fish (fried, grilled, or broiled), sushi (didn't try it), and standard entrees. Dinners come with two sides (the only vegetable side the nights we were...More

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

Carla, knowing you dined with us twice during your short visit to Buxton speaks volumes -- thank you! I'm happy our seafood, salad bar, and quick service kept you coming back for more. The next time you're in town, I hope you'll be back for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clam chowder is the best. Grouper, salad bar,hush puppies,soup and chowder, they are all so delicious; it takes more than one visit to enjoy it all. The take out market is wonderful so take your cooler and enjoy some of it at home.

Thank Compass672944
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I'm glad you love everything about our spot, from the clam chowder to our seafood market! Hope to welcome you back again soon. Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has become our favorite spot in Buxton and possibly the best on Hatteras Island. Prices are moderate for the area and the food is very consistent. We have dined Breakfast, lunch. And dinner. Our experiences have all been very good. Fresh seafood is...More

1  Thank garborfarm2
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's an honor to be a favorite of yours! I'm delighted you enjoy everything from our fresh seafood to our friendly staff. Looking forward to welcoming you back the next time you're in town! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we ate here this morning. our breakfast was delicious! everything was cooked to perfection. the choices were plenty and price was good.the waitress was on time with everything.

1  Thank 24gregoryd
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad we could help start your day off on a good note! It's wonderful that everything was to your liking. Hope to welcome you back again soon! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must stop when in the Buxton area. The breakfast and dinner choices are fantastic and consistently good. Prices are reasonable. It is a little outdated, but has a good throw back vibe and the food is aweasome!

1  Thank Kristi W
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's an honor to be on your must-stop list! I'm delighted you enjoy everything we do here. Looking forward to having you back soon! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch coming in of the beach. Charming atmosphere. Very attentive staff. Doesn't look like much from outside but inside is warm and cozy. Our waitress was not only fast and efficient she was friendly and hospitable. Food was wonderful, the bacon cheese...More

Thank Joseph J
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Joseph, I'm glad we could fill you up with a great meal after a morning at the beach! It's wonderful that you enjoyed everything from our bacon cheeseburger to our friendly staff. Hope to welcome you back soon! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to Diamond Shoals with a large group. Food has always been delicious and service has been great. Fresh grilled salmon and teriyaki rice is a personal favorite! Great local resturant.

Thank Megs0083
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

I'm thrilled you always have a wonderful time here! The grilled salmon and teriyaki is a great choice. Hope to have you back here soon! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Breakfast twice ,dinner once was very good for all meals. All people in party loved all the different food items they got (scallops, grouper, salad bar very fresh)Tomato basil lobster bisque was also very good . Service during the breakfasts was efficient for the dinner...More

Thank baxtersm1
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Wow -- we're thrilled you've already stopped by three times! It's wonderful that our dishes impressed everyone in your party, and it's always great to hear we're providing excellent service. Can't wait to welcome you back here soon! Best, Keith Gray, Owner

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Restaurant Details

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