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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (256 reviews)
“hush puppies” (88 reviews)
“crab balls” (20 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 24 October 2017 via mobile

If you want a piece of fried fish then this place may work for you...nothing out of the ordinary or special...menu said fresh catch but....all deep fried...fried french fries.. coleslaw...really can't recommend anything else here.

Thank dimc15
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Fried oysters were excellent. Breading was tasty, sauces were perfect. Redskin potatoes top notch. Great locals spot. Can't go wrong . Been there a few times, always good.

Thank mark c
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The steamed shrimp and oysters were pretty good, and the ocean view was very nice. I was expecting more, in terms of the oysters, but overall everything was decent.

Thank Stephanie Z
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We loved it so much we had to go back again. Food was fantastic and servers and oyster shuckers were so friendly and funny to talk to.

Thank Lenora F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

wanted a quick dinner this evening before heading to avalon peir. the food was good but the bartender was a little inattentive. we were sitting at the end of the bar and he didn't bother to check on us very often. had a decent meal...More

Thank 24gregoryd
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Awful Arthur’s claims to be the only authentic oyster bar on OBX. We don’t know the area enough to confirm nor deny that claim. What we do know is that they need to change the name to Awesome. There is nothing awful about it.. Being...More

Thank historicfoodways
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Awful Arthur's is a seafood restaurant in Nags Head, NC. My wife & her family had eaten here before, so I had some pretty high expectations going in. It's safe to say that Awful Arthur's lived up to those expectations. We ordered the crab balls,...More

Thank DopplerDaveTN
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My friends went here before I was able to join them. They raved about the food so much we all went back as a group. Food was very good. Definitely will go back if ever in the area.

Thank Lori J
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Friends were visiting so we rode the Harley's to the Outer Banks. We stopped at Awful Arthur's for lunch and were not disappointed. I had the tuna bites for an appetizer and soft shelled crab sandwich. Both were incredibly delicious. My friends had the shrimp...More

Thank 11Limited
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Awful Arthurs isn't fancy, but the seafood never disappoints. We visited twice during the week of 25 September 2017, once for lunch, once for dinner. All the entrees were great, and the steamed spiced shrimp was just right each time. Whenever we are in the...More

Thank Tedith
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Response from Larry H | Reviewed this property |
They do.
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Response from matthew n | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in the summer - Sorry --
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Response from Tombow | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead, but I think they can accommodate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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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