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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Hamburgers, Grill, Oyster Bar
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2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
+1 252-441-5955
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Oysters and fried seafood

Pretty good if you're looking for all kinds of fried seafood. Came with a group of 8 guys looking for some seafood. Ordered a peck of oysters and they were solid, a good variety of large and small. The oysters Arthur were ok, tasted kind of like a potato skin but in an oyster instead of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Dennis C
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Holmdel, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Holmdel, New Jersey
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty good if you're looking for all kinds of fried seafood. Came with a group of 8 guys looking for some seafood. Ordered a peck of oysters and they were solid, a good variety of large and small. The oysters Arthur were ok, tasted kind of like a potato skin but in an oyster instead of potato. Seafood trios were... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I ate at this lovely establishment for lunch. We had excellent service and food. The crab balls were definitely the way to go for the appetizer. The steamed food was cooked well and the bloody mary was spicy and awesome! It was not too crowded for lunch, which was nice, and the service was good. The bathroom... More 

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Steubenville, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, quick service once seated. Good selection of seafood in addition to the usual menu. Oyster bar on 2nd floor where one can snack, drink, enjoy the ocean view while waiting to be seated.

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Albany, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Get there early! We arrived @ 5:30 & were told we had a wait of 1hr! Went back next day & arrived @ 5pm. only had to wait 15 "

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Our family has been starting our OBX vacation with lunch at Awful Arthur's for years now. Lunch is less crowded than dinnertime and the food is just as great. Seafood is the star. Very informal and fun. Right across from the Avalon Pier so the atmosphere is old time Outer Banks. Neighboring gift shop is a good diversion if you... More 

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Mercer, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Awful Arthur's consistently has good food and fast service. Try selections from the raw bar....so flavorful and fresh. We go every year. Prices are. Moderate too!

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PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had a large group for father's day. We ordered everything from soup, crab bowl, oysters, sandwiches, shrimp, dirty banana & awful arthur drink. We had a great waitress & overall aweseome experience. We return every year!

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, good food, at first I thought it was two loud, but two people near us left and it was much more reasonable.

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great seafood place. Comfortable place to eat and relax, service is excellent, and prices are reasonable.

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great food and service. Sat at the bar with the local and it was great. Oysters on the half shell were wonderful. Parking is a little tight but they have a givt shop next door that has space along the side of the building.

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Additional Information about Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Address: 2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
Phone Number: +1 252-441-5955
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30
Cuisine: Seafood, Hamburgers, Grill, Oyster Bar

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hamburgers, Grill, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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