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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
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Beaverdam, Virginia
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have gotten take out many many times and it's always been good. This time the fried shrimp batter was super spicy and the French fries were soggier than usual. I know with take out French fries are usually not great....I was not pleased with my meal.

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Thank Nancy J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Locals love it. Visitors seek it out. Delicious oysters, great atmosphere right across from the beach

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Thank Robert R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on a whim. Wonderful OBX atmosphere. Great staff. The oyster bar top itself is copper coated. I love steamed oysters and this place delivered. It is the type of place where one can go with friends and have a nice relaxed evening with great food and drinks. Add it to your list.

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Thank Dave G
Sparks, Maryland
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a half peck of fresh oysters. They were very good. Not quite as good as the large Maryland oysters I had 50 years ago but I still enjoyed them. Comfortable atmosphere in the restaurant.

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Thank Pamela S
Washington, North Carolina
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good and the service was good. The tables were alittle close together so you are alittle close to the people at thetble behind you.

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Thank lilley2015
Princeton, West Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Service was prompt and friendly, and the menu gives lots to choose from. Highly recommend their lobster & crab bisque! When we get the opportunity, we'll return to try more of their fresh seafood!

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Thank 949maryannj
Eden Prairie
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Amazing seafood supper. We sat at the bar. All the seafood we ordered was so fresh, served hot, delicious. Enjoyed a yummy blueberry colada. The Mahi Mahi was the best ever. Fun vibe. Good gift shop- great tee shirts. This was a very very good supper.

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Thank Kim38EdenPrairie
Shanghai, China
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

A great place for a beer and some oysters!! I have been here a couple of times and each time it is always tasty and a good time. The service is reliable and consistent. The oysters are always great and any special's they have are always worth considering. This is one place I go on any trip to the area.

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Thank Chet D
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a local and it was good. I ordered the catch of the day- Mahi Mahi. It wasn't over seasoned and you could tell it was fresh. Overall we were satisfied with the price and quality of the food.

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Thank Teach4NC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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.

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Thank joanne p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
Meals
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, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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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