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Outer Banks Fresh Crab
plate of seafood at awful arthur's


We offer seafood in all its glory on our featured cold seafood platter, packed with raw oysters, clams, peel and eat shrimp, king crab, jumbo lump, and steamed crabs. There are many kinds of crab, but none can match the sweet taste & hearty texture of the blue crab. Eating blue crabs is a festive feast of a meal, and the participants get their hands messy, but it’s steeped in tradition and family fun.

We serve the best steamed Crabs in along with the freshest seafood and raw bar specialties. You can enjoy a New England-style steam pot, a decadent Maine lobster pot, oysters on the half shell, shrimp steamed or in a basket, and made-to-order specialty sandwiches. Only a small number of restaurants in the Outerbanks make their crabcakes from local crabmeat, and we pride ourselves on handpicking local crab when seasonally available.

All of our crabs are steamed fresh to order and coated in our very own special seasoning blend. Our fresh steamed crabs come straight from the Chesapeake Bay, one of the top sources for seafood on the East Coast, and home to the famous blue crab. Start with peel-and-eat shrimp (thoughtfully deveined) and steamed clams with butter, and grab some Old Bay–dusted fries—or the requisite pitcher of Natty Boh.

So come on out, sit down, and dine with our fresh and local seafood specialties. Our fun and family friendly atmosphere will make you feel right at home here in the Outer Banks.


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