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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
252-441-5955
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 223
    Excellent
  • 205
    Very good
  • 87
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place especially if your looking for Oysters!

My husband really wanted some baked oysters and it seemed like awful authurs was one of the only places we could find it at. The rest of us had appetizers and they were good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Tabithatn
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TN
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The wait is well worth it. Crab soup was as good as I've had and the clam chowder. Definitely will not be disappointed !!!!!!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Loved the food and quick service. Got a seat quickly, the service was fast and professional, could not have had a better experience.

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TN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My husband really wanted some baked oysters and it seemed like awful authurs was one of the only places we could find it at. The rest of us had appetizers and they were good.

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Binghamton, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

This is a relaxed local spot. No frills but great food. Steamed shrimp is the best. Perfectly cooked and seasoned. Very busy place but the staff are friendly and welcoming.

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Australia
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Went here for late lunch after a day of travelling and sight seeing. Were made to feel very welcome. Tried fish burgers and hush puppies, which were all good. Fun store next door with unique t-shirts making great souveniers of our Outer Banks holiday.

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NEUS
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Small local place. Food was good. A little noisy but fun atmosphere. The cocktail lounge upstairs has a great view of the pier and ocean.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fun atmosphere, great food, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Went during early dinner time, Memorial weekend. The wait time was a little long which we expected so they offered the upstairs

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Abingdon, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The food is good and is a place to for food and drinks, if this is what you want. Not necessarily for kids

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San Carlos, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The service was great and we the menu extensive. However, we were not thrilled by the hot crab appetizer--as the seasoning seemed to over power the taste of crab. The fish basket had tasty flounder and so-so french fries, but at a reasonable price.

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Calera, Alabama
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were there on vacation & went back to Awful Arthur's (I ate there probably 25 years ago) also. The food was good (casual beach seafood). My favorite was the Conch fritters. I discovered them in Key West years ago & whenever I find them I have to try them. They were quite good, spicy & chewy & the sauce... More 

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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: 252-441-5955

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?