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“Sit at the bar”

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We sat at the bar and had steamed and fresh oysters and beer. They had just ran out of the lunch special my partner wanted but he got something else. The guy serving us at the bar was wonderful. He told us about the menu I actually don't remember what we ended up eating but think it was some fried platter of seafood. The coleslaw was good which the bartender had told us it was. It seems like a fun place. We checked the upstairs bar afterwards and that looked like an even better place to eat.

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Thank beachpeach75
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We've been here in OBX all week and decided to try Awful Arthur's (been coming down for 16 years and never have). There were four of us and the wait for a table was around 30 minutes so we decided to eat in the upstairs bar. They had some great specials including steamed shrimp, oysters, steamed clams and hot wings. The food was GREAT and the beer was ice cold. The service was just OK. Overall, we had a really great meal at a very reasonable price. Only $90 and we were full, full.

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Thank bte52
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Sat at a table in the bar, Had a dozen raw oysters and a bowl of fabulous crab soup.
Service was friendly and fast. What more could you ask for?

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Thank Dick K
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

now I know what the crowds are about...this place is fabulous! Sit at the bar for excellent quick service-same menu.
Ask for the tuna or streamed oysters or crab legs. So fresh and good. Special drinks and full bar too.

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Thank obxshootingstar
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The building is a lot smaller than it looks from the outside and we waited about 10 minutes but that was fine. We had Oysters - they were very good, along with Potato Skins and Chicken fingers.
No complaints, would eat here again. The service was very good.

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Thank galaxy148
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