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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 46
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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
Holy Scallops!

We make a stop here every time we are in OBX. I always order the scallops. You seriously can't beat the amount you get for the price. They are so yummy. I'm usually full half way through since the give you so many. We always sit at the bar to eat. It's usually a pretty big group of us also.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tammy W
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Pennsville, New Jersey
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Pennsville, New Jersey
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We make a stop here every time we are in OBX. I always order the scallops. You seriously can't beat the amount you get for the price. They are so yummy. I'm usually full half way through since the give you so many. We always sit at the bar to eat. It's usually a pretty big group of us also.... More 

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Thank Tammy W
Ithaca, New York
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fresher fish! I love the marinated and teriyaki tuna. The hush puppies are to die for. The fresh fish is caught local, there is nothing so good the world. Eat at the bar with your significant other or get a table with your family! My kids always love it too. Awesome beer on tap too. Salads are the best.... More 

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Thank Corgilover68
Arlington, VA
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Awful Arthurs has been around for 26 years and we have been going there since it opened! If you like raw oysters on the half shell, you can't get 'em any fresher or any cheaper than at Awfuls. We are use to paying $27 or more a dozen in the Wash. DC area. At Awfuls you can get a peck... More 

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Thank reddoggy
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Food is always great, staff is wonderful and the view from the upstairs bar is outstanding. Oysters are available any way you want, prime rib is always good and the seafood can't be beat!!

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Thank McAir
Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

The place was packed and the drinks and food selections were awesome. The waitress was fantastic and we will go back again next season.

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Thank Chris A
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Tried their fried oysters because they were offering 25% off the regular price of $22. The oysters had NO taste whatsoever. They did give you about 18 of them but quantity does not make for quality. Worse fried oysters we have had in a long time. Hard to figure what they did to them to destroy the taste so badly.... More 

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Thank Glenn W
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Clean, friendly, and welcoming. They serve lots of seafood but the place does not smell "fishy". I had steamed clams and the ordered the tuna steak. I got not one steak but two, melt in your mouth. I could eat there again, everything I saw come out of the kitchen made wish I had ordered that!

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Thank Wayne D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

What spiffy service and the food was over the top! I had the freshest, lightly breaded cod I have ever had, blistered French fries! Cole slaw and hush puppies. Husband had fried oyster special, excellent! We shared a cup of crab and lobster bisque to die for!

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Thank Nehusker33
Vermont
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Food was very delicious. We ordered the half peck of raw oysters which were sweet and delicious and priced right. We also had the oyster dinners which were 25% off on the night we went. Key Lime pie was pretty good for dessert as well. Drink selection and drink specials were great and service was attentive, timed perfectly and very... More 

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Thank chauddog
Delta, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

The entrance was confusing for some people. We saw the exit only door and went to the other door with a canopy. The hostess had to go to the exit to seat people who came in the wrong door. Nice atmosphere . Busy but not too crowded. I had the shrimp my wife had the flounder. Good food. I would... 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: +1 252-441-5955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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