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Open for the Season!

Welcome to Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar, home of the happy oyster. For over 30 years the Oyster has been our world. The Outer Banks only 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.

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The Outer Bank’s Only Authentic
Copper-Topped Oyster Bar

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upstairs bar beach views

Beautiful Ocean View Lounge
With Live Entertainment

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steamed shrimp

Coastal Living magazine named it “one of the top 10 oyster bars in the nation” and Esquire magazine recognized for the steamed spiced shrimp

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Beach Shop open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm

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