Whether you just discovered this famous Outer Banks restaurant, have been coming in for years, or have always wanted to, one thing rings true: Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar has a reputation that is second to none. The first oyster bar to open its doors on the Outer Banks 33 years ago, Awful Arthur’s is a local mainstay known for its fresh, delicious seafood and casual and friendly atmosphere.
Customers will delight in watching hot oysters come hissing right out of the steamers as the guys behind the bar shuck and serve them on the restaurant’s copper-topped bar. Order them steamed, fried, or slurp them down raw…no matter how you like your oysters, Awful Arthur’s has it covered.
One of the only Outer Banks restaurants with an ocean view lounge, Awful Arthur’s emits a welcoming, coastal vibe. Dubbed one of America’s greatest oyster bars by Coastal Living and recognized by Esquire for its steamed, spiced shrimp, Awful Arthur’s is not only a household name on the Outer Banks, but is recognized all over the country by its emblematic logo, backed by its delicious seafood and other popular menu items.
Nautical adornments lend to the salty, seaside atmosphere of this quintessential Outer Banks restaurant – the perfect place to bring the entire family, enjoy a casual date night or join a group of friends to enjoy a peck of oysters, an ocean view, cold drinks and good times! Kicked back is the name of the game and Awful Arthur’s plays it well.