Awful Arthur's
2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC
(252) 441-5955

The Outer Banks original authentic oyster bar is the place to enjoy sensational fare from the sea washed down with your favorite brew. We serve by the peck, pound and dozen, raw or steamed to perfection. Kicked back casual, down to earth friendly staff, and reasonable prices make Awful’s the all-time favorite of locals and travelers alike. The restaurant features the beach’s only authentic copper-topped oyster bar and one of the Outer Banks’ only ocean-view lounges.  The menu boasts oysters, shrimp, clams, crab cakes and crab legs. With lots of specials, appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, seafood platters and steaks everyone will find their favorites including the kids. Awful Arthur’s has received high accolades in the press — Coastal Living magazine named it “one of the top 10 oyster bars in the nation” and Esquire magazine recognized its steamed spiced shrimp. We have all ABC permits, accept all major credit cards and are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.


$20 Lunch Menu

1st Course

House Salad

Romaine Hearts, Red Onion, Red and Green Bell Peppers, and Cherry Tomatoes

2nd Course

1/2 lb. Steamed Shrimp

3rd Course

Dessert of Your Choice (Chocolate Cake NOT included)


Tax and gratuity not included