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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 196
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best fries I've ever had!

I went for the fried oysters. I stayed for the fries. This place is absolutely amazing! The food is not only great, but the staff is super friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
TenderfootTraveler
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Westerville, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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545 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Westerville, Ohio
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I went for the fried oysters. I stayed for the fries. This place is absolutely amazing! The food is not only great, but the staff is super friendly.

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Byrdstown, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Great service, great food and the oysters were some of the best we had ever eaten. The mahi was a little dry but everything else was very good.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was a good lunch. Kids had hotdogs and applesauce, I had shellfish, husband had fish with pasta. Lil overpriced. Average to good food, great environment! Local brew.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Try the soup! Any of them, all are great. I always order ahead for when I am driving through- call about 15 minutes ahead and it will be ready when you get there. Then you can eat on the picnic benches outside. You won't need to wait for a table and get to enjoy the sun. I always try to... More 

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Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Stopped in for a quick lunch. Our group had steamed shrimp, a crab cake and soup all fresh and good. Had a friendly waitress and a great gin and tonic made just the way I asked! Fun tee shirts in the gift shop. Casual and fun.

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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Even in off season, the menu was abundant and fairly priced. The seafood platter was plentiful with lots of perfectly breaded and fresh oysters, catch of the day and shrimp. The pint glass of Yingling ice cold. T-shirts available.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and myself visited and the food was awesome, a little cramped for space but was very much worth the wait

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Windsor, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

My favorite seafood and oyster bar on The Outer Banks. A family favorite for 22 years. Excellent steamed shrimp and clams. Awsome oysters and Crab Balls. The baest shrimp seasoning I've tasted - ever! Perfect location on OBX.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Patty Is Awesome !!! ☺ The Rock fish was Awesome. The Burgers was Delicious. I would definitely come back for moreeeeee.

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Manassas, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This is a local place that the locals really go to and the best thing is that there is lots of fresh seafood. You have a good selection of original style appetizers and entrees. This includes some of the freshest oysters I had the whole time in OBX. Prices are not cheap but they are reasonable and you definitely get... 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 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Hamburgers, Grill, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?