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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit Awful Arthur's. The first time we went my husband said the oysters were gritty but he would give it another try. Again, gritty oysters. the flounder sandwiches, however, were delicious. pass on the oysters.

Thank joanne p
Memphis, Tennessee
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361 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After checking the local restaurant websites, Arthur's fit the bill. Oysters, raw and ready to eat is what we were looking for. In the addition the other items on the menu were not fried. There is a good selection of seafood, steaks & burgers. Something for everyone and a reasonable priced.

Thank Thomas S
Muncie, IN
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AMazing restaurant. Have been many times, never miss it on the Outer Banks,..The food is wonderful, staff friendly and efficient. Nice atmosphere.

Thank bartlettkb
Doniphan, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lucked out finding this place. Best fish and chips on our trip. It was packed full but the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Delbert L
Chicago, Illinois
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cool atmosphere, good variety of food and good service. Located right across from the water and has a great local feel. Try the combo. Nice variety of shrimp and crab.

Thank Dave B
Amherst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great meal! Fast friendly service..and it was very crowded. Great upbeat casual atmosphere. Seafood was fresh and delicious. Would return anytime!

Thank Nancy A
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat at the bar rather than wait for a table. John and Josh took great care of us. John said he's worked there for 11 years and that he and his family still come here to eat when they want seafood. Also said he eats there everyday on his shift. Can't get a better review that that. Local people... More 

Thank Connie R
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place is great. Nice Atmosphere and great view of the Atlantic Ocean. Waitstaff are polite and professional. Nice Menu Choice.

Thank Dave L
Clay City, Kentucky
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very happy with our meal, and the prices were very good compared to other places. It was very busy at lunch, but the staff was very friendly & really on the ball!

Thank dminix
Long Island, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In our search for good local seafood we found Awful Arthurs in Kitty Hawk. This is not fine dining, no jacket & tie required and bring the kids. I'm sure some other places on the banks have better, faster, fresher, shelfishier... whatever and that's fine. I found Arthurs welcoming to me and my family, didn't mind the noise and mess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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