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Awful Arthur's

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108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
+1 540-344-2997
11:00 - 02:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love Awful Arthur's....always have seafood...who wouldn't? Upon meeting out of town friends there I wanted beef! I got the New York Strip and it was great! Another person in my group had the steak as well...delish!

Thank DR5492013
Bloomington, IN
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought the seafood was average at best. The atmosphere was well themed and there were plenty of choices, all reasonably priced.

Thank Rick B
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250 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this Restaraunt enticed by the name and menu which looked appetizing but were disappointed. It could use a good scrub-down. The food was greasy and heavy. We won't be back, there are much better choices within walking distances.

Thank Keith L
Radford, Virginia
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340 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first impression was not that this is a nice romantic place for a meal! There are TV's in several locations and with the loud music it was hard to hear one's partner talking! Tried the crab cake sandwich and the salad with grilled cod. They were tasty and the service was good. We wanted to talk but with the... More 

Thank MartinR4961
Roanoke, Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Positively awesome. I had Fried Oysters, Crab Cake and the best Hush puppies I have ever tasted and I am not a Hush Puppy eater but these were awesome. I also had an IPA Beer that had grapefruit in it and it was very good as well. Oysters were fresh and a nice size as well as the Crab Cake... More 

1 Thank 720stacyj
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Good food and good service. The crab soup was yummy. Our waitress was friendly and polite. The restaurant was clean; however, there wasn't enough staff for a large crowd. We were able to have a quick lunch and drink while watching NCAA men's basketball.

Thank Teresa S
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went there many times over the last 10 years and the food keeps getting worse each time. Where do they get their seafood from? The waitresses are slow and have selective hearing :)

Thank PhilMul
Kingston, New York
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We went in after driving for quite sometime. We were Hungary and ready to eat. We both felt like seafood and when we saw the name Awful Arther's my wife said, "with a name like Awful Arthur it has to be good". First I got a glass of Cabernet which tends to be a safe red wine. It tasted like... More 

1 Thank David D
New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This restaurant was one of several recommended to me by the bellman at the Hotel Roanoke. While not a fancy or upscale place (more like a sports bar atmosphere), the food was excellent. My wife and I each had the chowder which was a little too creamy but delicious. She had the salmon tacos while I had the jambalaya. Both... More 

Thank garyhO548NM
Riner, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stopped in to Awful Arthur's before seeing a play at the Mill Mountain Theater. The food was excellent, as was the service. I always order fish and chips when I go to a new (to me) seafood restaurant. I enjoyed the fish and chips and my friend with me had a great meal as well. I'd recommend it!

Thank CBSmith2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 18
American, Bar, Seafood
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-344-2997
Come for the food, stay for the fun! Awful Arthur's has been serving up some of Southwest Virginia's finest seafood ever since the Historic Downtown Roanoke location opened in 1994. Boasting an abundant supply of fresh fish and Roanoke's most complete raw bar, as well as steaks, pastas, salads and sandwiches, there's no better place to enjoy the big game or catch local music and live entertainment. We also have Diamond pool tables in the pool room, free WiFi and outside patio dining. Shuckin' seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Check out our website to see what's happening this month.

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