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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

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Hamburgers, Seafood, 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 206
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    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 34
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  • 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
Awfully Wonderful!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
DennisLlewellyn
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Windsor, Colorado, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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538 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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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Warren, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We go to Awful Arthurs at least once during our vacation. It has become a tradition for our family to eat dinner there,then walk across the lot to their store.We always have to have a t-shirt or sweatshirt.The food is really good.No matter what time of day, we have had excellent food.The waitstaff has always been really nice.

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Port Tobacco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We visited Kill Devil Hills NC between 8-12 October 2014. Our rental house was not more than a quarter mile from Awful Arthur's and we had a couple dinners there during this trip. The place isn't glamorous, but the food each visit was outstanding. Be sure to get some shrimp with your meal. The fried flounder was particularly good. Next... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Food is good! Nice portions, little pricey. More like a bar with tables. Plenty of choices.Gift shop next door with souvenirs.

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Ebony, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

At least they have been for the last 2 years. Great steamed oysters & shrimp, used to have New Castle beer on draft, not sure if they still do but if so, drink one for me! A little pricey but so is really good seafood.

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Pasadena, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Price was good for a lot of yummy oysters. Although the little live crabs in the oysters were surprising and a little weird.

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Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Friends & I eat here often, 'tho just for lunch. Friendly staff, some of the best creamy crab soup on the beach + great oysters on the half shell! Terrific burgers too, 'tho portions tend to be huge with lots of fries, so it's great for kids & families looking for a relatively inexpensive place to eat. One caution: anything... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

the guys at the bar are the best and the food is great...try this out if you like seafood. But I must recommend the crab or shrimp in butter,,,,omg.....and the steamed shrimp is always a special treat along with the steamed clams and oysters...

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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: Hamburgers, Seafood, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?