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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
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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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 

1 Thank N h
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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

2 Thank Doctor M
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and split an order of hush puppies and the had clam chowder and a clam and lobster bisque. Food was good. Not super expensive. Would go again

1 Thank Thomas M
Williamsburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My family loves awful Arthur's Oyster Bar. Been going for years. We would rather eat upstairs and look out at ocean. Can only get appetizers up stairs but we love steam shrimp and crab legs

2 Thank lisacjohnson
Arcola, Illinois
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I have a slight dilemma when eating out--o like seafood and my husband doesn't. So I always need to find a spot that satisfies each of our tastebuds. Awful Arthur 's was just the right choice! I had the daily special of coconut shrimp and sweet potato fries and hubby had a burger with sweet potato fries. Our server never... More 

1 Thank basketsRmine
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very good and not expensive at all, one of my favorites. Menu had a variety. My boyfriend loved the drinks and the prices.

1 Thank Beverly O
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We loved the friendly service and cheerful attitude. They were at the end of there season but did not shirk on providing everything we asked for and then some, just a fun place.

1 Thank MrDWizard
Warsaw, Virginia
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have been coming to Awful Arthur's for years and never been disappointed. Fresh seafood cooked well as a diner can't go wrong. We love the fresh oysters raw and everything we have ordered has been good. Highly recommend it...located at mile post 6

1 Thank gov5180
Beaverdam, Virginia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I have gotten take out many many times and it's always been good. This time the fried shrimp batter was super spicy and the French fries were soggier than usual. I know with take out French fries are usually not great....I was not pleased with my meal.

Thank Nancy J
1 review
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Locals love it. Visitors seek it out. Delicious oysters, great atmosphere right across from the beach

Thank Robert R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?