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Diamond Shoals

) #3 of 17 Restaurants in Buxton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood, Sushi
46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
+1 252-995-5217
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“clam chowder” (49 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Sushi, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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46843 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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11 - 20 of 589 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good: fresh tuna dinner with sweet pot waffled fries, tuna wrap ok. 2nd time to eat here: 1st time tuna so-so, this time tuna was excellent. At $23 for the entree, I think some consistency in quality is in order. Bowl of...More

Thank bessie4dogs
Keith G, Owner at Diamond Shoals, responded to this review

I'm sorry if my team let you down. During your last visit, it was important for us to keep those doors open so that there was circulation in the restaurant when our air conditioning, unfortunately, gave out. I apologize if you felt like my team...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good. There was no wait so I was seated immediately. Food was pretty good. Everything was hot when served. They were open for lunch and dinner, but I did not go. Maybe next time!

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

Dan, it's really great to hear the service was nothing short of perfect! Along with a tasty meal, I'm glad you had a wonderful experience with us. Hope we'll see you back again someday for another bite to eat! Best wishes, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

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

I'm thrilled you and your party all enjoyed your entrees! From the fish special to the linguine and shrimp, I'm so pleased it was all a hit. Thanks for the support and kind words. If you're ever back in town, I hope you stop by...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Glad our seafood didn't let you down, Miguel. We've got plenty of fresh, delicious fish here! Thanks for the support, and I hope you come back to try more soon. Until next time, Keith Gray, Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

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

Happy our service was a standout, Diane! We really love what we do over here, and I'm glad that was apparent to you. I'm pleased you enjoyed your order, and I hope you get the chance to come back and try more next time you're...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

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!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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....More

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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

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,...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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.