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Awful Arthur's

) #101 of 364 Restaurants in Roanoke ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
+1 540-344-2997
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
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“oysters” (13 reviews)
“crab soup” (5 reviews)
“hush puppies” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
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108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for dinner. Great specials. Two for one crab legs on Tuesday, two for one oysters on Wednesday, two for one Shrimp on Thursday. Service was great. The booths need to be repaired, tape on the cushions. Drinks were great. Really fresh tasting seafood....More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the fish tacos (blackened) with the fish of the day, Cod. Fish was prepared well and came out piping hot while I enjoyed a half pound of shrimp to warm up. Nothing fancy about this place but the food was good and the service...More

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you're looking for great seafood and great seafood selection, no better place than Awful Arthurs on the Roanoke City Market. The restaurant draws big crowds on the weekends along with a steady bar crowd that filters in from the downtown entertainment district. The seafood...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Our server was great, made suggestions and accommodated the special requests of one of our diners. Food was better than expected for a sports bar. I enjoyed my fish and chips very much.

Thank Maribeth14
Reviewed 27 June 2017

You get your money's worth when you go here, that is for sure! The raw oysters were superb and being just on my own for lunch, I was in and out relatively quickly. It's conveniently located on the corner of the street close to nearby...More

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised had escular a Fantastic fish dinner. Service was great and layied back place. Very pleased

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 June 2017

It was a new place to try, and I love seafood, and I did not wish to go to a chain or that crumby Mexican place I went to the night before. The staff was very nice, and I had a nice waitress. The food...More

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We shared two appetizers and a burger. Coconut Shrimp - crispy, well prepared, but the sauce needed heat. Calamari - tender, flavorful. Burger - well seasoned, yummy. Cole Slaw was not good at all. But the floor looked and felt dirty, the table looked and...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Roanoke downtown is a good example of what can be done with an older industrial city when folks work at it. Very lovely place to visit and walk around. Lots of eateries sadly some seem very pretentious. We chose Awful Arthur's because we were not...More

Thank Pastor C
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Much of the seafood was heavily breaded, probably frozen awhile, and then fried hard. We tried the oysters, and they were small but tasty. Unfortunately, this place just doesn't compare to its namesake at the Outer Banks.

Thank SuzanneSays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 18
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-344-2997
Come for the food, stay for the fun! Awful Arthur's has been serving up some of Southwest Virginia's finest seafood ever since the Historic Downtown Roanoke location opened in 1994. Boasting an abundant supply of fresh fish and Roanoke's most complete raw bar, as well as steaks, pastas, salads and sandwiches, there's no better place to enjoy the big game or catch local music and live entertainment. We also have Diamond pool tables in the pool room, free WiFi and outside patio dining. Shuckin' seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Check out our website to see what's happening this month.
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