Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market

Categories: Seafood, Family Restaurant, Breakfast

Contact Information

46843 Hwy 12
P.O. Box 1411
Buxton, NC 27920

Phone: 252-995-5217

Fax: 252-995-0279

Website: www.diamondshoals.net

Hours of Operation

Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am

Lunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Meals served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Dining Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Market
  • Fresh

This family dining restaurant is a favorite choice of fishermen visiting Cape Hatteras or for families touring the Hatteras Lighthouse.  Keith Gray, the owner, has pictures of the famous Diamond Shoals Light Ships, and photographs of hurricanes from his personal collection mounted on the walls and tables for all to see.  This history session is topped by the huge saltwater fish tank filled with tropical fish.  This is a real treat for the kids. 

And don't miss the chowder! Congratulations to Keith and Diamond Shoals for another first place win at the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation chowder cook off. The cook off was held at the annual Hatteras Island Day at the Docks. Keith entered a creamy crab chowder and tomato-based bisque. The chowder cook off raised $2,200 for the cancer foundation and the Day at the Docks organization.


  • Attire:  Casual
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, Visa, Discover
  • Handicap Accessible:  Restrooms are not
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Fisherman's Catch:  Yes
  • Kids Entertainment:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Gift Certificates:  See Cashier
  • Samples:  Sample


Keith Gray created Diamond Shoals Restaurant in 1990 and named it after the famous shoals that are located off Cape Hatteras. The restaurant has become famous for fresh seafood and sushi. The Diamond Shoals fresh seafood market is just next to the restaurant. You can enter the market from the restaurant, select the seafood you want, and have it prepared the way you want it. A full service bar has been added with live music on certain evenings.

Chef Biography

Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market

Keith Gray is a well trained Sushi Chef. His son, Aaron, is experienced to prepare a variety of meals. Jonathan Smith, the manager of the Seafood Market selects the freshest seafood. Most of it is caught by local fisherman. Montana Blackstock is a certified bar tender. Along with Edith Byrd, the general manager, and staff who have worked at Diamond Shoals for as many as 18 years, Keith, Aaron and Jonathan will make sure you receive a delicious meal. Montana who is a master bar tender will serve you an exquisite drink.   

Owner Biography

Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market

Keith Gray, the owner, is a fifth-generation resident of Hatteras Island who also finds time to fish commercially.  After returning from a seven year commitment in the Air Force, he returned to the island and started a seafood market. Keith created the Diamond Shoals Restaurant to serve the freshest seafood, great steaks, mouth watering sushi and desserts to die for.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Menu Seafood: 

    Fresh catch of the day! Local selection!

  • Beverage Specials: 

    Import and Domestic Beers. Wine Selection.

  • Course Specialties: 

    Prime Rib Friday nights! Stuffed Grouper, awarding winning clam chowder, and giant calamari!


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