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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (265 reviews)
“hush puppies” (91 reviews)
“crab balls” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 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 4 days ago via mobile

We’ve been coming to the outer banks for years and this is only our second time at this restaurant. For starters the hostess is neither happy nor appreciative of the patrons. We waited upstairs in the bar until our table was ready. The bartender and...More

Thank NCMom40
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot beat the variety and quality of the seafood especially the steamed shrimp and crab legs . Also the soups,salads and seafood entrées are excellent. Usually very busy so expect a 29_45 minute wait . Worth it

Thank Furlough
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awful Arthurs is must stop while in Outer Banks.Excellent soup and chowder. Varied menu to suit most cravings. Must try the Fish Taco served on Tues.only.

Thank paul t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather long review, please read- Hadn't been before but was close to where we were staying and were in the mood for raw clams or oysters. Stopped in and was told a table for 2 was an hour wait. In their defense we didn't make...More

Thank Bobby980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for the takeout window as we did not dine inside. We ordered several fried food platters to go. Fried oysters, shrimp, clam strips, crab cakes. All platters come with a side of slaw, hush puppies, and fries. Good, not great. We were...More

Thank J K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here the first night and last night we are here every single time! If you like oysters, this is the place for you. Also, the fish choices are excellent too

Thank CelloGuru
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh local seafood. Great food and service. Server was very helpful with helping us make lunch selections. She was very knowledgeable about local seafood.

Thank KenStreet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh oysters and fresh grilled wahoo. Both were exceptional. We make a point to go every year and it doesn't disappoint. A mix of locals and visitors. Can get loud. Highly recommend

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

this is my second visit after 2 years I was there but I gotta review how awful it has become, we wait about 1 hour in the very tiny entrance which smelled very fishy (good if you have fewer people or wanna seat in the...More

Thank koschelny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family eats dinner every year in June, during our VACA. to OBX. It is a fun, relaxing place with friendly staff and good seafood. We arrive early to avoid waiting a LONG time. The lobster,/crab bisque is excellent. So is every other item I've...More

Thank Barbara R
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15 April 2018|
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Response from SirBarkley | Reviewed this property |
22 September 2017|
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Response from Kevin O | Reviewed this property |
Yes, best oyster wow!
Diana K
24 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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