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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 213
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  • 198
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 36
    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
Seafood Platters - Yum!

The bisque and seafood platters were both very good. Not the best ever, but still good. Rockfish add-on was excellent. Very good service by Kimberly. Prices were fair for the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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North, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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North, South Carolina
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515 reviews 515 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The bisque and seafood platters were both very good. Not the best ever, but still good. Rockfish add-on was excellent. Very good service by Kimberly. Prices were fair for the area.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Really. Seafood was overcooked. They serve hush puppies but they bounced off the plate. Asked for a top-shelf liquor and got bar booze for $9. The Cole slaw had to be from a deli and veggie of the day was canned Veg - all. Overpriced and overrated. The raw bar would probably be fine.

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New York
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136 reviews 136 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We had the tuna dinner and the crab dip. The crab dip comes with house made potatoes (more like chips) that were very good. More friendly wait staff here.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Our favorite Seafood restaurant in the Outer banks, we usually end up eating at the bar as this is a very popular restaurant, you can watch the guys cook up all the steamed fare, they are very friendly, never have to wait for a beer! Have tried just about everything on the menu, never disappointed. Food is fresh and cooked... More 

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Trenton, New Jersey, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch because of the reviews on tripadvisor. We live on the coast in NJ so we know seafood. I ordered the shrimp and crab sautéed in garlic. I think they forgot to season it. It was just swimming in butter. The hush puppies were the only tasty thing we had

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Laurel, Delaware, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I usually ask friends for recommendations if they have already been to the area, and this was a great to start! Friendly wait staff, food delicious, music great but not too loud. I would recommend it to others if down that way. Right on Rt. 12.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Food was exceptional, as always. Enjoyed strong and well balanced bar drinks, attentive service though they were crazy-busy. NE Clam chowda is among the best I've had. Always a great time at Arthurs...we even went back a second time to try the other great things on the menu we couldn't get to the first time. If you like strong drinks,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Tried to get in here a couple of summers ago and were told it would be a two hour wait -- so it was a great pleasure to walk in and get seated immediately off-season! Food was very good overall, and the soup (shrimp/corn chowder) was incredibly great, especially on a rainy spring day. Lots of families were there and... More 

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Elgin, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Awful is right! Awful that Awful Arthur's isn't closer to my house! Everything my husband, mom, and I ordered was outstanding. Everything. We had steamed oysters, steamed shrimp, fried oysters, sautéed scallops, and fried flounder. Even the sides were great. Had Bananas Foster cheesecake for dessert... wow!! Just ate there yesterday, and will be eating there tomorrow. Can't wait!

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Westerville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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?