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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%
Travellers talk about
“raw oysters” (76 reviews)
“seafood” (168 reviews)
“hush puppies” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've always enjoyed the food here but the last 2 times it has smelled terrible inside and upstairs. My only bad comment

1  Thank Sean P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vacationing in OBX. We usually eat here once a year and if you are looking for fried seafood, they are hard to beat. Started with fresh raw oysters and Dewers whisky. Had the Trio, fried oysters clams and sauted scallops. All were very good comes...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awful Arthur's is not fancy but the seafood is fantastic. We sat at the bar and watched as the bartenders shucked oysters and steamed oysters, shrimp and crab. Ricky, John and Jarod were great. The service was excellent. The shrimp were well-seasoned and the oysters...More

Thank Londabarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family of 7 visited for dinner during our summer vacation. This visit started out bad and this is why I only gave 4 stars. The two hostesses didn't speak English well and didn't communicate well. I really found this to be frustrating !! After...More

Thank mbwheelhouse89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great shrimp, crab and oysters. The hush puppies are delicious! Great service! We had a cocktail while we were waiting for our table.

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a good fish sandwich and decided on AA. Ordered fried oysters and a fish sandwich. Good food for a good price. Service was A+.

Thank Best1028
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part about Arthur's is Angel our waitress. Bent over backwards and gave great service. The meals are slightly above average and slightly overpriced. Kind of a habit going there for lack of another place to go.

Thank boilerhoosier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite item on the menu is the fried oysters! They come with one side so I got a baked potato. Most everything they have here is good. Parking can be a little tight but most places around the OBX you'll find nearly the same...More

Thank VaSpeters56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived and was told there would be an hour and a half wait. The hostess offered my family to sit and eat at the bar. I will say i was glad they did. It was a very relaxed bar scene! The bartender, john, was awesome!...More

1  Thank Luke R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could not go to the Outer Banks without stopping at Awful Arthurs.Had not been here in almost a decade,but our favorite the steamed shrimp was still on the menu and very seldom do memories recreate as did the the shrimps we had here.Add these...More

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Questions & Answers
23 September 2017|
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Response from Fran F | Reviewed this property |
I do not recall. Go online and check their menu. Our oysters -on-the-half WERE NOT cold!
Diana K
25 August 2016|
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Response from matthew n | Reviewed this property |
I have only been in the summer - Sorry --
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
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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