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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (256 reviews)
“hush puppies” (88 reviews)
“crab balls” (20 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 January 2018

If you want a great oyster bar, this is the place. The service is great, and the food is awesome. They have a very straightforward menu, no frills really - just good food. I'd recommend sitting at the bar to watch them prepare the oysters...More

Thank MBFNCNative
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and most of us had the seafood platter. I picked shrimp and the catch of the day, grilled tuna. Everything was very good. My son had the crab cakes and he said they were excellent. My gluten free son has...More

Thank Odella F
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Come here for the crabcake balls. They are definitely worth it. Ordered two appetizers and the crabcake sandwich. They're that good. Recommend. Other seafood catches excellent as well.

Thank rcstroll
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

While famous for their oysters, we had fried flounder. It was a generous portion and quite good and moist.

Thank 882Traveler
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Seafood raw bar and restaurant... Kinda a tourist trap but we eat there some...This place reminds me of cooking seafood at home...They do half the work and hand you a basket so you have to fight the seafood out the shell...Its always buzzy so I...More

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Reasonably priced food,with very ample portions.A very casual and very popular.No reservations accepted so the wait to be seated can be quite long,as the place is not very big.Like most of the eateries on OBX summer high season it can be a real zoo.Since I...More

Thank waltb48
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

My family was here in the summer and tried to eat but they were on a 2 hour+ wait. Came in this week and breezed right in. Our food was delicious. We split a bunch of stuff like the steamed shrimp (happy hour BOGO 1/2...More

Thank Sara N
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Live the local feel about it. The seafood was moderately priced and outstanding. I had one of the steamer combos that included crab legs, clams, oysters and shrimp in old bay. My husband had the fried oysters. The server was attentive and...More

Thank sarera1
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I had a great meal. It was alot of food for a reasonable price. The waitress was very nice. If you need lunch and are on a budget this where to go. Great food great prices.

Thank 566temekaj
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting for the first trip me at a private function upstairs. Had finger appetizers and food was delicious! Bar service was fantastic.

Thank Debbi B
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Larry H | Reviewed this property |
They do.
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25 August 2016|
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Response from matthew n | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in the summer - Sorry --
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Response from Tombow | Reviewed this property |
I would call ahead, but I think they can accommodate.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 30
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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