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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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 - 21:00
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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good and not expensive at all, one of my favorites. Menu had a variety. My boyfriend loved the drinks and the prices.

Thank Beverly O
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We loved the friendly service and cheerful attitude. They were at the end of there season but did not shirk on providing everything we asked for and then some, just a fun place.

Thank MrDWizard
Warsaw, Virginia
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We have been coming to Awful Arthur's for years and never been disappointed. Fresh seafood cooked well as a diner can't go wrong. We love the fresh oysters raw and everything we have ordered has been good. Highly recommend it...located at mile post 6

Thank gov5180
Beaverdam, Virginia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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.

Thank Nancy J
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Robert R
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 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.

Thank Dave G
Sparks, Maryland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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.

Thank Pamela S
Washington, North Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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.

Thank lilley2015
Princeton, West Virginia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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!

Thank 949maryannj
Eden Prairie
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71 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 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.

Thank Kim38EdenPrairie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?