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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Food was great and staff awesome. The Grilled Marinated Tuna was fabulous with generous portion size. Also 1/2 lb steamed shrimp right out of the steamer. Doesn't get any better.

Thank Peggy P
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic recommendation from local. The best seafood in 7 years. Not since Sicily have I had seafood this good. The service was excellent. We sat at the bar because there was an hour and 20 minute wait. Our bartender John was outstanding as was the food. We watched as he steamed the freshest seafood imaginable and shucked and claims and... More 

1 Thank easy2please123
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great lunch of steamed oysters and shrimp. Sit at the bar and watch the show as they steam and deliver seafood. Good beer on tap as well. Staff is really great. Their recommendations on food and drink were excellent.

1 Thank Joehadenough
Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

On a Monday night at 9:00, we were surprised with the 45 minute wait, especially since we were the only people waiting. In all fairness, they did have us wait in a lounge area/raw bar with some great bartenders. My children and I got the crab legs - which were reasonably priced. My husband got the wahoo and was extremely... More 

Thank Jawallace
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food and great service !! Loved the beach shop next door !! Can't wait to go back on our return visit to OBX. The menu has something for everyone and great prices too !!

Thank andreareese22
Hubbard, Ohio
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took our 4 kids there the week of July 18th for a late lunch/ early dinner. Oysters Arthur were amazing. Raw oysters were outstanding. Crab cakes wonderful. Great Burgers for our non-seafood eaters too! Great time, good prices - a must do when in the Outer Banks!

1 Thank JBDYoungstown_Ohio
Upper Sandusky, Ohio
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really good view! Terrific crab cakes with home made tartar sauce and cocktail sauce. My son had the seafood Alfredo and daughter had the shrimp and crab legs. No one went home disappointed - or hungry!!

Thank Alison W
Hyattsville, Maryland
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, ate here two days in a row, great view in the upstairs lounge. Wait staff very attentive. I had the French dip sandwich which was good, but could have used some Swiss cheese. Raw Oysters were very fresh and clean. Calamari was also very good.

Thank Mike N
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the friendliest people ever. Loved the view from the upper bar and wish we could have eaten up there. We love to sit on the water side. Good and service was terrific.

Thank MustangCS
Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great restaurant- recommend the crab balls for appetizer and any of the special catch-of-the-day fish. Grilled mahi was superb.

Thank KristyNDan

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, 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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