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“yum yum yummy seafood!!!!”

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Grill
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout
Reviewed January 12, 2014

some of the best seafood north of oregon inlet. its right across from the avalon fishing pier, which is our favorite fishing pier. the food at this place is delish!! every year, as a tradition, we get an order of fried calamari with extra lemon wedges (gotta squeeze the lemon on the calamari!!!) and an order of seafood alfredo, which has huge shrimp and scallops with fettuccine and alfredo sauce served with a piece of garlic bread. we always share that platter because its just that big and they are nice enough to give us 2 pieces of bread and we have never been charged a "sharing" fee. the dining room, which is downstairs on the ground level, is fairly small and gets packed daily so come early and expect a wait of maybe 30 min. there is, however, a nice bar upstairs that will serve drinks and appetizers. there are picnic tables outside if you want to hang out and wait for a table or you can stroll next door to the surf shop and browse around and buy a t-shirt or souvenir.

Thank jaymie z
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

If you like great oysters serviced in a real beach bar setting this is the place to go. The oysters are always fresh due to the high volume of customers enjoying the fine delicacies prepared right in front of you. Their menu is full of fresh catch fish prepared in a number of different ways. Don't expect white table cloth or fancy cuisine, just good food in a cool beach bar.

Thank Perkinbob
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Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

A group of us went on a Friday evening, there was more help than customers. The service was very slow and not friendly. The food was average at best and the Ice Tea was awful. The waitress was unconcerned about any of it, but was quick to add a 18% tip to our bill because we were a group of 8 people. We won't be going back.

Thank 69er
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Reviewed November 15, 2013

I've been stopping by here, at least once a year, for the past twenty years. I'll still stop by for the clams and oysters. The rest of the menu, I'm not so enthused about. I also had a barbeque sandwich and fries that just wasn't that great (I was pretty hungry after a day of fishing). Kind of blah. The bartender actually admitted that they don't have the "best" barbeque on the OBX. I have to agree with that.

The bar itself is cool. Has a nice metallic finish. And there are always some interesting characters there. But the memories of watching football there on Sunday afternoons in years past seem to outweigh the current reality.

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Thank throckmortonSanaa
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Just ate there and the oysters couldn't have been fresher! Had fried shrimp and oysters. Batter was very light and crispy. All around good coastal Carolina seafood platter and the pumpkin cheese cake was excellent. I will eat there again!

Thank tarheelrider
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