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Awful Arthur's Seafood CO

108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
(540) 344-2997
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Ranked #138 of 408 Restaurants in Roanoke
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Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Visit Awful Arthur's Downtown Roanoke, Virginia location for some of the best seafood and entertainment in the Roanoke Valley. We have a great raw bar with 2 for 1 specials on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (while supplies last). You'll love our Sports Bar with your favorite teams playing on HDTV's. We have a huge selection of bottled beers and many on draft, including Big Daddy's Brewing Company.We have special entertainment every weekend with regional bands from Virginia and North Carolina. Check out our website to see what's happening at Awful Arthur's this month.
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing !SW oysters. With country ham, collards and smoked Gouda cream sauce. Tried at lunch. Had to return and have again for dinner!!!!! YUMmmmmmmm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We happened on this place by accident....we were a group of 30 and after attempting several other places in the downtown area that could not accommodate our large party we were referred here. They sat us in the large party room where there are several pool tables and the seating is bar table style which was great for our large... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First time down town Roanoke. Walked to Awful Arthurs. Fabulous oysters. Romalade sauce sparky, fries seasoned well Cold local beers and friendly staff.

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Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had dinner at Awful Arthurs on a Saturday night during a late June visit to Roanoke. It is right downtown, at the heart of the historic downtown area. There were lots of nice-looking restaurants all clustered in the same area and we decided on Awful Arthurs as we thought seafood would be a nice change of pace. In hindsight,... More

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17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

A very loud establishment which needs to make up its mind if it's a sports bar (with the loudest TV) or a seafood restaurant as the name and web site claim it to be. We had dinner there on a Sunday night while traveling through Roanoke. The table was wet and dirty which our host did not clean, but they... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Sara great service! If you want james river oysters, Gouda cheese sauce melted, COLLARDS, virginia ham and a sprinkle of bread crumbs .......HELLO! and still taste the sweet oysters! my ' o my where is emerald and food channel! None better!!!! Fresh, sweet, savory, awe.... The highlight that says " welcome to roanoke the star city of the south!!!"

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lives up to its name, it's AWFUL Lines for coke came out diet and they don't tell you. Service is poor, food came out cold. Don't eat here

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place used to be one of my favorites. In the past few years it really seems to be becoming more of a bar than a restraint. Food quality is way down IMO and the place is starting to show its age and look "like a bar" in terms of cleanliness.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We often eat at Awful Arthur's when in the Roanoke City Market area. The food is well prepared, the service is prompt and friendly, and the ambiance is OK if you like sports bars. Excellent selection of beers, including local craft brews.

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Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It is a nice place to get great seafood service was very quick and the staff very friendly. Just remember it is a bar and restaurant so it was a little noisy when we went as the band was setting up and the bar was busy

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