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On your next visit to Hatteras Island, be sure to stop at Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market. Located near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Diamond Shoals is a seafood restaurant that’s been serving up fresh seafood for decades. After admiring the majestic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, stop by Diamond Shoals for a tasty meal before embarking on your other Outer Banks adventures! For the freshest flavors of the sea, you must treat yourself to a meal at Diamond Shoals.

Friendly Environment, Tasty Food

Good food and a laid-back atmosphere are what Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market offers to everyone who enters One step inside this charming seaside restaurant, and you’ll be hooked. Service is prompt and efficient. There’s a small gift shop near the entrance of the restaurant which is perfect for snagging trinkets and gifts to remember your trip to the Outer Banks. As you make your way into the restaurant, you’ll be enchanted by all the fun photos on the wall and decorative wood carvings.

Come hungry and sample a bowl of the award-winning clam chowder! The clam chowder at Diamond Shoals Restaurant beat out the competition at Hatteras Island Cook Off, so you know it must be good! This smooth and creamy soup is full of tender clams and packs a flavorful punch. See for yourself why this family recipe has won awards! Don’t decide between the clam chowder or tomato basil crab bisque. Get both! You won’t be sorry. Wanting to keep it light? Check out their fresh salad bar which allows you to select a protein to top your salad, in addition to whatever other topping you crave. For a bite of golden, fried to perfection seafood, go for the seafood baskets. Popcorn shrimp and oysters are a favorite and served up with delectable sweet potato waffle fries.

Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market features a seafood market and happens to be the only sushi bar on Hatteras Island! Sushi and sashimi lovers will enjoy choosing from a menu that is constantly being refined with the freshest options available. Entrance your palate with sushi rolls made by owner Keith Gray, who is on deck serving up authentic and unique sushi and sashimi. Your spidey sense will tingle for the renowned spider roll, which is made of tempura fried soft shell crab, cucumber, romaine, masago and unagi sauce. Another fan favorite is the Watermelon roll which features tempura shrimp, cream cheese, green onion, avocado, unagi and Yellowfin tuna.

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Nobody does seafood like Diamond Shoals! Pay them a visit and feel like family when you experience the delicious flavors yourself during your next vacation with Lighthouse View.


Diamond Shoals FAQ

What is Unique About Diamond Shoals Restaurant?

Diamond Shoals Restaurant has long been a family friendly fixture in the Outer Banks dining scene, with an inviting atmosphere and a sumptuous selection of other menu options. It raises the bar with a sushi bar renowned for its innovation and freshness. The vast menu at Diamond Shoals celebrates the catch of the day and features homemade desserts that are the talk of the town.

Does Diamond Shoals Restaurant offer any unique dining options?

The standout sushi bar takes center stage. Here, the sushi chefs craft an array of rolls, sashimi, and nigiri that are both delicious and a visual delight. The chef’s special creations introduce diners to unique flavor combinations and fresh, local ingredients.

Are there vegetarian options available at Diamond Shoals Restaurant?

The kitchen prepares a selection of hearty meat-free entrees, such as the vegetarian burger and quesadilla, in addition to a selection of seafood options.

Does Diamond Shoals Restaurant Offer Catering?

Yes. Diamond Shoals offers catering from the cities of Rodanthe to Hatteras. They can prepare meals for groups and gatherings of various sizes! For your next family get together, wedding, or any additional reason to celebrate – Diamond Shoals can cater for you. The staff works diligently to personalize your catering experience, offering tailored menus, fresh seafood and sushi trays. Be sure to call in advance to schedule catering for your next event.