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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
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2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
+1 252-441-5955
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Samantha recommended their special drink of the day which was a mango margarita and was excellent! Sat up stairs and had partial water view!

Thank 941scarlettohara
North Carolina
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The flounder sandwich featured the best fried fish I've eaten, anywhere. It was fried in a corn meal batter and there was no hint of grease. It had to be the perfect oil at the perfect temperature, cooking timed to the second. The starter oysters were a little on the small side, but they made it a baker's dozen. Because... More 

Thank Jim S
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Slow service. Bearly saw our waitress and when we did she wasnt nice at all but other waitress seems pretty good and informative. Cold food. Out of soft shell crab. I got half the amount of coleslaw as my husband. Hushpubbys where black. Shrimp, clams, flounder and oysters were good. But crab cake was horrible. Place was not clean at... More 

Thank CandyHink
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good local spot for oyters, soups & all other seafood. Not a fancy place, so I prefer to go there for lunch. Has a bar, so lots of people drinking in there, so I wouldnt take my kids there at night.

Thank tammy o
Zion Crossroads, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of our favorite places to eat at the beach. We enjoyed the lively atmosphere and the wonderful food during our lunch last week. Our server was helpful and came back often to check on us.

Thank Elaine P
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live Awful Arthur's. This visit started with a basket of hush puppies and the soup of the day - a spicy seafood corn chowder. Both were excellent. My daughter had the lobster bisque and that never disappoints. My daughters king crab legs were wonderful and my husbands fish was delicious. I was a little disappointed with the crab cake... More 

Thank Jeanne C
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6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Carry out. The crab cakes really were awful. And all they had for it was cheap cocktail or tartar sauce. Go to I got your crabs instead, much better.

Thank Al W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here at least 20 times over the last 16 years and it never disappoints. We choose this as our date night spot since it can get crowed with a wait for kids. We sit at the bar order spiced shrimp, Hushpuppies and crab soup. The bartenders are great and most have been their 10 years plus. You... More 

Thank Amanda P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the Nags Head area fifteen times over the last twenty-five years - We are a large group that meets there ever year or so and Awful Arthur's is always the one restaurant we choose to end our holiday - Always consistent and delicious - The most important thing is the restaurant could not be more perfectly... More 

Thank matthew n
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here on August 9, 2016. We had hush puppies, crab dip, marinated tuna sandwich, crab legs and shrimp. Everything was excellent! Great server, too. This is a spot that we hit at least once on our yearly vacation. Members of our group have been coming here since the early 1990's. Keep up the great service and food!

Thank Angie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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

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