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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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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (228 reviews)
“hush puppies” (87 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
$$ - $$$
2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a good little local seafood restaurant. Not very big however and maybe 15-20 tables. We had a party of 20, not the best idea as we had to split into 3 tables. Not enough room to push tables together. There was a great...More

Thank firewife351
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had to have raw and fried oysters. We sat at the raw bar. I was surprised that nothing was displayed on ice, which is what I am used to seeing at a raw bar. The fellow said that since refrigeration was invented, that was...More

Thank Renata B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good food, good service. Always a wait to get seated, but worth the wait. Food always fresh, always good. cold beer

Thank mountainwilliamWv
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are looking for a quintessential shore restaurant on the Outer Banks, Awful Arthur's is the place to go. The menu has everything you can ask for in a seafood restaurant, along with the relaxed, casual atmosphere of the seashore. Our waitress was delightful,courteous...More

Thank John Z
Reviewed 5 days ago

A wonderful dining experience that we discovered a few years ago. Locals and visitors alike taking part in the menu that has so much to offer. My favorite is the medium rare tuna in a salad! Love it!!

1  Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1st time here had tuna sandwiches & oysters very good.service great. We had lunch were really pleased with everything

Thank Christie U
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the time you walk in, you know you are going to have a good time. The food is perfect for Outer Banks fare...lots of seafood but also other items for your pleasure. Wait staff is friendly but not intrusive. Hard not to spend time...More

1  Thank MsPatti2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It had been over a decade since I had been here but it was as good as I remembered it! We went mid afternoon and it was still fairly busy. But we were seated immediately. The waitress was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent...More

1  Thank Gerryp84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Outer Banks NC twice a year. Awful Arthur is always our first stop. I like everything that is deep fried at the restaurant. Especially the oyster. My husband likes the drink called Awful Arthur. The drink is so strong that, it's limited...More

1  Thank sandycomo04
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come here for the oysters. There are other offerings, be we come for a peck of raw oysters. Perfect.

1  Thank Sue
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Diana K
Are you open in the off season?
25 August 2016|
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Response from matthew n | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in the summer - Sorry --
Do you take large parties? (possibly 15 adults)
28 June 2016|
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
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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