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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
“oysters” (234 reviews)
“hush puppies” (89 reviews)
“crab balls” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Grill
$$ - $$$
2106 N Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7946
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Reviewed yesterday

We had dinner here and most of the experience was good. Our waitress was wonderful, the bartender made a great Pina Colada. My dinner was really good, my husband had the shrimp and crab legs. The only complaint, the shrimp was overcooked.

Thank michelleM5964RG
Reviewed yesterday

We tried this place for the first time because my husband wanted to try oysters. We drove from where we were staying in Nags Head to try it and were glad we did! We all tried the conch fritters for the first time and we...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not a seafood person but my family loved it. The drinks in the upstairs bar much better than ones downstairs. We had dinner one night then went back for lunch the day before we went home. Drinks were expensive. It is a bar atmosphere...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

From South Beach to Rehobeth, I've been up and down the east coast at quite a few beaches which means I've grubbed at quite a few spots. I have to say this food is Great but to top it off SAM aka "Sam I Am"...More

Thank Mario M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always have a great experience at awful Arthur's. The crab and lobster bisque is excellent. The grilled marinated fish sandwiches are great as well.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The only good thing about this place was the waitresses, those women were sweet and attentive to the costumers. Now on to the negative aspects: The bar is right next to the table where you're eating, this wouldn't be a huge problem, but it's difficult...More

Thank Rebekah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are enjoying our first day at OBX and decided to slip in here for some oysters for lunch. I had oysters on the half shelf, and my wife had a steamer plate with shrimp and oysters. The food and service was good, and the...More

Thank Dearl D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was by far some of the best seafood I have ever had!!! Everything was delicious! The price was really reasonable especially with the amount of food they give you. I had never had oysters or wahoo before, and they were wonderful. Great job!

Thank Emily_Jane_144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oysters, crab legs, ahi tuna, hush puppies, and the rum runners were all great! We ate here twice on our trip and both times we had an excellent dining experience. You can tell the food was all fresh and the service was friendly.

Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great spot on the Outer Banks. Be patient, you will have to wait for a spot to eat but they have a great bar or two. Beware of rum runners or as we call them after two drinks: run rummers! Right on the beach road...More

Thank Q6798VEpatricks
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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