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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
+1 252-441-5955
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (267 reviews)
“hush puppies” (90 reviews)
“crab balls” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got take out, the food was very good, take out process was easy, service was friendly and welcoming

Thank EdenViolet2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to get lunch or dinner. Services is quick & friendly. Our waitress was super nice & helpful for dinner suggestions.

Thank ammowife2
Reviewed 4 days ago

On a recent trip to the Outer Banks (Nags Head/Kill Devil, this time), my girlfriend and I were looking for a good place to get away for some easy steamed shrimp and typical local fare. Restaurant abundance in that area isnt huge outside of your...More

Thank lmunley11
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great meal with family. Tried a combo platter and wife had steamed crab and shrimp was really good. Great friendly staff attentive even with being busy. Would recommend

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love everything about this place! The drinks are amazing but what’s even more amazing is the crab and lobster bisque!! We love hanging out upstairs the most the atmosphere and service is always great

Thank J95petrie
Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious local seafood. Downstairs can get crowded, so if you have to wait for a table, check out the upstairs lounge with a great view and awesome seafood/beer specials. An OBX classic.

Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is tradition for my family every year. We have been coming to the OBX for 10 years and every year at least once we eat here. My husband and oldest daughter have a dozen raw oysters and my youngest daughter and I have the...More

Thank toniawelsh311
Reviewed 1 week ago

To begin with, the hostess was downright rude. She acted as though we were bothering her when we walked in the door. We ordered oysters because they're my husband's favorite and what else are you supposed to order at an Oyster Bar. We were not...More

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since it was late and we were looking for a place to, we tried Awful Arthur’s. The food was decent and wait short on a Friday night. Recommend the fresh caught Wahoo fish. Would come again for dinner and drinks!

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in with a party of 8 on a Thursday and were seated right away. Our first visit and I would definitely make a return trip. Great drink specials $4 whiskey sour and $6 melon colada’s. Oysters were delicious and so were all other...More

Thank valerie c
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April 15, 2018|
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September 22, 2017|
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Response from Kevin O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, best oyster wow!
Diana K
August 24, 2016|
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Response from matthew n | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in the summer - Sorry --
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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