It's Awfully Good

By Amelia Boldaji | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Seafood buffs have been flocking to Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar since they first opened their doors in 1984. Their popularity is no surprise — as the only authentic oyster bar on the Outer Banks, diners can watch their steamed seafood being prepared fresh to order, and it’s also famous for serving up succulent oysters year round. “It’s always oyster season somewhere!” declares owner Jo Whitehead. 

That’s not their only claim to fame either. Recognized by Coastal Living as one of the Top 10 oyster bars in the nation and lauded for their steamed spiced shrimp by Esquire, Awful’s fans come from far and wide to choose from a variety of menu items that also include seafood dinners, sandwiches, steaks, pastas, salads and plenty of options for the little ones too. Take in the ocean view in their upstairs lounge, and be prepared to enjoy something awfully good at Arthur’s! 


Awful Arthurs Oyster Bar in Kill Devil Hills Logo

(252) 441-5955 
MP 6 - Beach Road - Kill Devil Hills

About the Author Amelia Boldaji
After growing up on the Outer Banks, Amelia Boldaji received her MFA from Hollins University and did her doctoral work in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Utah. She lived or traveled on four other continents before returning to the Outer Banks with her partner, two dogs and plenty of books.