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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
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2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
+1 252-441-5955
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place you go to when you want really good seafood! The locals know it and so should you! My wife and I ate there looking for the best seafood in Nags Head NC and this establishment is not to be ignored. Our server, Brooklyn was excellent. She was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and it is evident that she genuinely... More 

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Thank Harry M
Marana, Arizona
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110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like oysters, cold beer and outstanding service go to Awful Arthur's. We went on the recommendation of a friend and ended up going two nights in a row. Sitting at the bar, we received friendly and competent service from John and Sam. The oysters were fresh and shucked right there in front of us....they were juicy and delicious.... More 

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Thank Sarakay53
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502 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not expensive and very good food. The crab and lobster bisque was amazing. The clams casino was out of this world and really everyone had a great meal. Doesn't look like much but has better seafood them a lot of places .

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1 Thank Brent B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awful. Dirty. Sticky. Called ahead to see if they had King Crab and told yes. Waited nearly an hour for a table then found out there was no King Crab. Decided to stay anyway since we had three hungry kids - wrong choice. Hushpuppies were dry and had no corn- either frozen or from a box. Salad dressing was packaged.... More 

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3 Thank justin h
outer banks n.c.
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was packed! Now I know why...everyone in our party was ecstatic with their selection. Oysters were a hit. Our waitress was helpful and quite efficient. Her pleasant attitude was a joy. We will be back soon.

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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pretty disappointed with this place. We had to send back iced tea because it was bitter. We should've known to leave a place that can't make iced tea. The crab soup was old and tasted literally spoiled. No one liked their dinner very much and our waitress, while super sweet, was nowhere to be found after we got... More 

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Thank stargapeve
Harrisburg, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awful Arthur's has wonderful crab cakes and fried shrimp. The service was excellent and a good atmosphere. Very convenient and easy to find.

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Thank Janice H
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked into the restaurant with the hostess cursing. Our waitress was great!! She was so friendly. Our food was ok. I had a salad. It was ok. My husband had a fried platter. The shrimp was really salty. I would not recommend.

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1 Thank Kim B
Greensboro, North Carolina
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner with a family of 4. We had to wait for 5 minutes for a table. The service was quick and pleasant. We ordered a burger, steamed shrimp, crab legs, oysters Arthur and barracuda bites. It was all delicious. Maybe a little expensive but expected at the coast. We came on Friday night and there was a prime... More 

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1 Thank N h
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Half priced peeled and eat shrimp, how could you go wrong. Typical oyster bar one would find on the strip. Had the arthurs oysters and crabcake sandwich. Brooklyn was our server and she was very friendly and service was excellent. Prices were reasonable . Would return again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
Meals
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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