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Awful Arthur's

) #125 of 360 Restaurants in Roanoke $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
+1 540-344-2997
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average23%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (12 reviews)
“hush puppies” (10 reviews)
“crab soup” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised had escular a Fantastic fish dinner. Service was great and layied back place. Very pleased

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a new place to try, and I love seafood, and I did not wish to go to a chain or that crumby Mexican place I went to the night before. The staff was very nice, and I had a nice waitress. The food...More

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We shared two appetizers and a burger. Coconut Shrimp - crispy, well prepared, but the sauce needed heat. Calamari - tender, flavorful. Burger - well seasoned, yummy. Cole Slaw was not good at all. But the floor looked and felt dirty, the table looked and...More

Thank Katherine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roanoke downtown is a good example of what can be done with an older industrial city when folks work at it. Very lovely place to visit and walk around. Lots of eateries sadly some seem very pretentious. We chose Awful Arthur's because we were not...More

Thank Pastor C
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Much of the seafood was heavily breaded, probably frozen awhile, and then fried hard. We tried the oysters, and they were small but tasty. Unfortunately, this place just doesn't compare to its namesake at the Outer Banks.

Thank SuzanneSays
Reviewed 26 April 2017

downtown restaurant. small bar area and eating tables. food was great, large portions of fish/chips and fish sandwich. took the food to go. 10 beers on tab, 5 local and 5 top brands. mid range prices

Thank simmonsmp
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I love Awful Arthur's....always have seafood...who wouldn't? Upon meeting out of town friends there I wanted beef! I got the New York Strip and it was great! Another person in my group had the steak as well...delish!

Thank DR5492013
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I thought the seafood was average at best. The atmosphere was well themed and there were plenty of choices, all reasonably priced.

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We went to this Restaraunt enticed by the name and menu which looked appetizing but were disappointed. It could use a good scrub-down. The food was greasy and heavy. We won't be back, there are much better choices within walking distances.

Thank Keith L
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

The first impression was not that this is a nice romantic place for a meal! There are TV's in several locations and with the loud music it was hard to hear one's partner talking! Tried the crab cake sandwich and the salad with grilled cod....More

Thank MartinR4961
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Campbell Ave SE, Roanoke, VA 24011-1406
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-344-2997
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Come for the food, stay for the fun! Awful Arthur's has been serving up some of Southwest Virginia's finest seafood ever since the Historic Downtown Roanoke location opened in 1994. Boasting an abundant supply of fresh fish and Roanoke's most complete raw bar, as well as steaks, pastas, salads and sandwiches, there's no better place to enjoy the big game or catch local music and live entertainment. We also have Diamond pool tables in the pool room, free WiFi and outside patio dining. Shuckin' seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Check out our website to see what's happening this month.
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