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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
252-441-5955
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Hamburgers, Seafood, Grill, Oyster Bar
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have been going here for over 13 years and keep coming back! Amazing fresh seafood in a great setting with outstanding service. For us a reason to come back to the OBX several times a year! The Whiteheads and their outstanding staff should be very proud!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

AA's has great food. Has been consistent for many years. A little dated inside, with dark floors and walls. Two cool bars to choose from. Upstairs bar has a great ocean and pier view. They certainly know their seafood. Prices a little high, but not more than other local restaurants.

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Blissfield, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We had a good meal of seafood at Awful Arthur's. Loved the sauteed shrimp! The waitress was friendly and the prices were pretty good for the amount of food served. The kids liked it too.

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Nothing fancy about décor, but food is great. I always get one of the steamed combos, and my husband gets the fried fish which has a tasty batter. Cole slaw is good, not too mayonnaise-y; service is always good, and the chocolate cake is to die for!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We ride from Virginia Beach, VA to Awful Arthur's to spend the day eating Oysters and Shrimp and a beer or two. Very nice place to hang out with excellent seafood.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Came here for seafood dinner, came away satisfied. No wait (Friday night) and the mahi the wife and I had were good. Also had the calamari app, which, while good and not rubbery, was overpriced. Would probably go again.

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Benson, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

My husband ordered the oysters,steamed shrimp and steamed crab legs. He said that they were very good. I ordered the chicken wings and a salad. The chicken wings were a little spicy for me but had a good flavor. We would recommend this restaurant and would eat here again.

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Tazewell, Tennessee, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We went here due to a recommendation and we were not impressed. We ordered a dozen steamed oysters as an appetizer. They were incredibly small, about quarter sized at best. They were good just very small. Crab cakes were average, hamburger was awesome. Key lime pie was frozen and seriously doubt if it was made at Awful Arthur's. Over all... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

this is my and my husbands favorite restaurant in the outer banks. We come back everytime we visit and eat here nearly every night. Great oysters, clams, fresh sea food, drinks and staff. Have always enjoyed eating at the bar with locals. Bar tenders we've had have often been surfers and could give great advice and stories. Best oysters I've... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Ask for the BOSS! I promise you won't be disappointed! Beer, oysters & shrimp - PERFECT! Only available upstairs in the Bar

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