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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” (258 reviews)
“hush puppies” (89 reviews)
“crab balls” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 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 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner and most of us had the seafood platter. I picked shrimp and the catch of the day, grilled tuna. Everything was very good. My son had the crab cakes and he said they were excellent. My gluten free son has...More

Thank Odella F
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Come here for the crabcake balls. They are definitely worth it. Ordered two appetizers and the crabcake sandwich. They're that good. Recommend. Other seafood catches excellent as well.

Thank rcstroll
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

While famous for their oysters, we had fried flounder. It was a generous portion and quite good and moist.

Thank 882Traveler
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Seafood raw bar and restaurant... Kinda a tourist trap but we eat there some...This place reminds me of cooking seafood at home...They do half the work and hand you a basket so you have to fight the seafood out the shell...Its always buzzy so I...More

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Reasonably priced food,with very ample portions.A very casual and very popular.No reservations accepted so the wait to be seated can be quite long,as the place is not very big.Like most of the eateries on OBX summer high season it can be a real zoo.Since I...More

Thank waltb48
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My family was here in the summer and tried to eat but they were on a 2 hour+ wait. Came in this week and breezed right in. Our food was delicious. We split a bunch of stuff like the steamed shrimp (happy hour BOGO 1/2...More

Thank Sara N
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Live the local feel about it. The seafood was moderately priced and outstanding. I had one of the steamer combos that included crab legs, clams, oysters and shrimp in old bay. My husband had the fried oysters. The server was attentive and...More

Thank sarera1
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I had a great meal. It was alot of food for a reasonable price. The waitress was very nice. If you need lunch and are on a budget this where to go. Great food great prices.

Thank 566temekaj
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting for the first trip me at a private function upstairs. Had finger appetizers and food was delicious! Bar service was fantastic.

Thank Debbi B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

If you want a piece of fried fish then this place may work for you...nothing out of the ordinary or special...menu said fresh catch but....all deep fried...fried french fries.. coleslaw...really can't recommend anything else here.

Thank dimc15
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15 April 2018|
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Response from dimc15 | Reviewed this property |
Really don't know...sorry..
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
  • Food
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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