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46843 North Carolina Highway 12
Buxton, NC 27920

Breakfast, Dinner.

This popular restaurant, located within walking distance of several area motels, serves one of the best breakfasts on the island. The restaurant is closed for lunch, but dinner brings plenty of fresh, local seafood and steaks to the table. In the dining room, you can get an up-close look at corals, anemones and other marine creatures in a 200-gallon saltwater aquarium.

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Rating: Very Pleased 3/13/2018
Reviewer: Brad Z

I may be crazy, but it seems like Diamond Shoals has gotten better over time. My last two meals (lunch and dinner) were in the off-season, but the meals were excellent. I've sampled the crabcake, scallops, shrimp and clam strips. Each was amazing. Best hush puppies on the island; you'd think they'd be easy to do but I've had more than a few sub-par hush puppies elsewhere. Green beans were fresh, not the Sysco canned mush that seems to be popular everywhere. And to top it off, great service. I'll be back!

Rating: good menu good service and good food 10/30/2017
Reviewer: Alexy

Keith gray, the owner has done much and invested to make the restaurant a good place. the food is good and it has a great breakfast and dinner menu. the addition of the sushi bar and "bar" has been a great idea. especially for those that come down int he non peak and off seasons as it allows the semi-locals a broad menu that can cater to everyone.

Rating: Always Exceptional 10/26/2017
Reviewer: friscofisher

Every year we eat at Diamond Shoals and the seafood is exceptional, always cooked to perfection. Their salad bar is the best I have ever had anywhere. The crab bisque soup is to die for. They also have great shushi. We've never been disappointed.

Rating: Awesome Sushi 8/30/2016
Reviewer: dglasl

Stopped in for sushi last week, we had the spicy tuna roll & tiger shrimp roll & raw tuna, delicious! A must do, be sure to sit at the bar & watch them prepare, pretty cool!

Rating: Love it 7/31/2013
Reviewer: beachbumz

We had dinner there on Sun. July 28. We all enjoyed our meal. One of my fellow beachbumz had the fresh clam strips and said they were the best she'd ever had. I don't think most places have fresh clam strips. Everyone loved the Hushpuppies w/corn in them.

Rating: Diamond Shoals Review 4/21/2012
Reviewer: bmaysalem@aol.com

My family eats there every year. Especially at lunch. You get plenty of food for lunch at a great price. Love the grouper!

Rating: Disappointed 4/20/2012
Reviewer: Tom&Kris

We went in February when everything in Avon was full. We were disappointed. My wife loves crab cake sandwiches - she said it had a lot of filler and wasn't very good. My platter wasn't too great either.

Rating: Mixed 10/7/2010
Reviewer: Vicky

We have eaten at Diamond Shoals for breakfast a few times over the last several years. Have enjoyed breakfast there in the past but this latest visit was not good. It was just after Earl so I certainly take that into consideration. Staff is always very nice.

Our food took forever even though it was not unusually busy and when it arrived it was really not good. They did redo it as it was all mostly burnt. It was a little better second time but think this was probably just a fluke visit as this place definitely has a good reputation.

Rating: Great place to eat 6/16/2010
Reviewer: Joanne

We eat at Diamond Shoals at least once during our weekly vacation and have found the food to be really good. Staff is very pleasant. Breakfast and dinner are great. Love the steak. Would recommend this place to anyone and will return again.

Rating: Satisfying 10/26/2009
Reviewer: Ray Weaver

We ate here twice in October and were quite happy both times - great bisque and chowder.

Rating: Great Restaurant 10/23/2009
Reviewer: R.Hagye

It's a great place for breakfast....also had a wonderful dinner there...flounder dinner was outstanding....we all (4 of us) had something different and everything was just great. Highly recommended.

Rating: Clam Chowder!!!! 10/16/2009
Reviewer: Beth

Great stuff. Good portions and friendly service.

Rating: Great breakfasts! 9/28/2009
Reviewer: Junebug

We've had breakfast here five or six times and we're never disappointed. I LOVE the spanish omelet and my husband usually get the crab omelet. They also have very good coffee. We've always wanted to try it for lunch or dinner (we have several of those 10% off coupons for dinner that you get with your breakfast), but haven't made it yet.

Rating: Great seafood 9/28/2009
Reviewer: Hookedonfishing

And just a good all around place. Have eaten there many times this year-09

Rating: Food was great....the wait wasn't 9/28/2009
Reviewer: Mrs, Brady

Enjoyed some really great seafood...red drum, scallops and clam chowder....but our wait was well over an hour. And no apologies for the long wait.

Reviewer: Josh Jackson

We ate here twice in our week stay and both times the service was slow, even though there was never a line and we were seated immediately. BUT it more than worth it when the food came. Excellent grub! Shrimp, scallops, fresh fish; fried or grilled/blackened, Everything we had was really good.

Rating: Service and food= excellent 7/13/2009
Reviewer: Virginia visitors

My mother and I went in due to the sushi sign out front. We both figured we'd try it out on our last full day in Hatteras. The hostess was sweet and genuine. Our waitress informed us that sushi wasn't normally on the lunch menu but would see if they could make some. She came back with the entire list. The owner made it even though it was lunch. We ordered sushi and our meal. The sushi was fresh and the rice was well cooked. My mother can be a bit of a sushi snob since she is from Japan. However, she was really impressed with the rolls we received. She was raving about it. My quesadilla was really, really good. The service was wonderful- the best we had on our trip. It's no wonder people crowd in for breakfast. We will definitely be back for the food and Mr. Wiggles!

Rating: Love their burgers... 4/16/2008
Reviewer: Anonymous

Found this place by accident looking for somewhere to have lunch. Glad we found it, I had a GREAT cheeseburgher there. Yum!

Rating: Worst breakfast I ever had! 10/13/2007
Reviewer: Yogi Paliotti

Western Omelete with no ham,a glob of cheese in the middle uncooked veggies.Cheap brown and serve sausage links and limp uncooked bacon.Waitresses with no clue and hard to get their attettention coffee that was weak as rainwater.Its a good thing that only Fishermen and Surfers eat there or they would have no bussiness.

Rating: You Ain't Gonna be Disappointed!!! 10/8/2007
Reviewer: Jim H

Solid, consistent, and dam* good. Good service, good food, properly prepared, good prices. Kids from 3 to 73 enjoy the food!

Rating: Family Favorite 7/25/2007
Reviewer: Jon (OBXerInBama)

My son loves it for the aquarium with the leopard eel. My wife loves the great location to our vacation house. I love it for the food. The fried seafood platter is amazing. This place is a HI must-try!

Rating: Still Great Breakfast 7/17/2007
Reviewer: Deb

Always a must do for breakfast--love the seafood omlette!

Rating: Never Disappointed 2/21/2007
Reviewer: OBXer

I've had all 3 meals here and have enjoyed them all. I especially liked lunch. Nice ambiance and comfortable.
Great place for all!

Rating: Good food, friendly service 7/5/2006
Reviewer: Jenny K

We have eaten at this restaurant twice. Both times they found space for us with a group of 10 or more. The food has always been good, but the service is a tad slow.

Rating: Breakfast 4/7/2006
Reviewer: Pat Perks

Have only eaten breakfast here and it was good.

Rating: Great shrimp! 9/25/2005
Reviewer: Mayberry Guy

Have eaten dinner at Diamond Shoals for the past three years and haven't had a bad experience yet. The popcorn shrimp is great and we have always gotten fast, friendly service. I would recommend Diamond Shoals to anyone

Rating: Great Breakfast! 7/20/2005
Reviewer: Deb

Best on the island for breakfast before heading to the point! Haven't tried dinner there in a couple of years, but keep going back for their seafood omelet!

Rating: Consistently Good 4/3/2005
Reviewer: Beckie

We have been eating here for a very long time and have never had a single complant..Great Place

Rating: Not great but good 2/16/2005
Reviewer: Seadog

We had a really good and affordable crableg dinner there. I would recommend it.

Rating: Consistently Good 2/2/2005
Reviewer: Shelly

We have been going here for years. Always good. Never disappointed. Good breakfast and they have a salad bar and several all you can eat seafood specials available for dinner.