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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

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Seafood, Grill
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 93
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  • 39
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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
Best place for oysters!

I am a local and had friends in for the weekend. Oysters were requested and this is the only place I immediately considered in the OBX. All was delicious! Fried oysters, crab legs, soup of the day, and hush puppies were delicious. A must visit while in the OBX!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Stephanie M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Chicago
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for lunch and split a seafood platter... We had some soup chowder to start.... the seafood platter portion was very generous.... choices included shrimp, crab cakes, and hush puppies ~ everything was just delicious including the key lime pie for dessert!!! We would definitely go back if we ever get back to the Outer Banks!!!

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Hampton, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

This place was very inviting! I ordered the 1st appetizer on the menu which was the name sake "Awful Arthurs" which was their spin on Oysters Rockefeller with some kinda of awful tomato sauce....big disappointment. When it came to the table I could tell that it was pre made and sat under a hot lamp so I sent it back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I am a local and had friends in for the weekend. Oysters were requested and this is the only place I immediately considered in the OBX. All was delicious! Fried oysters, crab legs, soup of the day, and hush puppies were delicious. A must visit while in the OBX!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Usually so good. Not so today. Cold hush puppies, overcooked shrimp, too strong cocktail, rubbery key lime pie. Disappointed

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

If your looking for an elegant restaurant this may not be for you. The restaurant has a sailor bar room feel to it. The staff are very polite and will help you make the best choice for food and beverage. The food is reasonably priced and is very good. They offered a full bar with delicious drinks and draft beers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went here on our honeymoon. She had not been here before; I had. I love seafood, especially shellfish. You will not find better quality seafood on OBX. I started with a half dozen raw oysters on the half shell. We happened to sit at the bar (after being offered a table) and we were right in... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Ate here on Sunday after being verbally abused at Barefoot Bernie's. There was a wait but that's not surprising. The staff was friendly, our waitress was wonderful. We had raw oysters (of course! ) to share and the soup of the day (spicy crab and shrimp corn chowder) and crab dip for dinner. Delicious!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Very ordinary. Food was definitely fresh, even though taste and seasoning was just ooook. Ambiance and decor was even more bland than entrees.

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Ocqueoc, MI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were looking for another resturant but couldnt find it, we stumble on this place and we believe we found a winner. The food here is good and fast too. The wife had a grouper sandwich and I had 1 doz. Clams, very small clams but good. Not satisfied with that I ordered a doz. of oysters. They were great... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

Crab legs and raw oysters were amazing! A little cramped, bathrooms have a weird layout (I had to change my son and was practically blocking the door using the changing table) but the service and the staff are awesome.

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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, Grill

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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, Grill

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

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