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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
+1 252-441-5955
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (258 reviews)
“hush puppies” (89 reviews)
“crab balls” (21 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Finally made it to Awful Arthers. I'm not a seafood person, but the club sandwich was HUGE. My wife loved the crab balls and the hushpuppied were awesome. Server, Lisa, was funny, accommodating and attentive . Non seafood eaters have plenty of choices - thank...More

Thank ccate1996
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here at request of husband (not with us)..he used to live down at Nags head.Wonderful shrimp well worth the visit. Got him a t shirt from the shop .Disappointed there were not any polo shirts tho.

Thank MrsWorldwide999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here for lunch. The white fish basket was a generous portion of perfectly fried fish served with fries and hush puppies. My husband enjoyed a huge fried oyster sandwich. Attentive service and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank M H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner in late March...Friday night...special was prime rib. Excellently cooked, the beef was amazing...along with the horsey sauce and AU jus...just perfect. But wait!! That homemade Mac and cheese was off the chain good!!! Please try it!! Was super busy and loud...as usual.

Thank Cindy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you would expect for a beach front oyster steam and raw bar, the food is casual, plentiful, and GOOD! We love their fried oyster dinners, but I also enjoyed their Grilled Mahi Mahi. Two large grilled steak portions of this firm, mild tasting fish,...More

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the seafood steamed combo and had to manually de-vein ALL the steamed shrimp with my butter knife because of the thick, black, gritty vein running through the shrimp. Have not had this experience at ANY other obx restaurant but this was the only way...More

Thank donnaks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the oysters and they were all we expected based the great reviews. But the creme brûlée was the best I have every had and was huge. The waitress was excellent at helping me navigate the menu with my GF requirement. Excellent.

Thank Cauldebby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to get oysters in OBX. Professional and friendly staff. Definitely will return. Well done !

Thank SirBarkley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The crab balls were very good! Had clam strips and my husband had the seafood platters and there was a lot of food. The flounder and scallops was excellent! Service was great, wish I remembered her name.. think Angie! She was very helpful with helping...More

Thank cariellekulon
Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you want a great oyster bar, this is the place. The service is great, and the food is awesome. They have a very straightforward menu, no frills really - just good food. I'd recommend sitting at the bar to watch them prepare the oysters...More

Thank MBFNCNative
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15 April 2018|
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Response from dimc15 | Reviewed this property |
Really don't know...sorry..
22 September 2017|
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Response from Kevin O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, best oyster wow!
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Response from matthew n | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in the summer - Sorry --
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-5955
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