Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Brewery, Winery & Distillery
1630 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23454 1630 General Booth Boulevard, Virginia Beach Directions
This place has not been rated by customers.
68% of 151 customers recommended
Closed Merchant This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Seafood, American, Pub Food, Oysters
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Seafood, American, Pub Food, Oysters
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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77 Tips
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Report | 5 years ago
It wasn't there when we went.
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Report | 6 years ago
I was very impressed with everything we had. Bonus was the great specials
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Report | 6 years ago
The smoking section shouldn't be the entrance to your restaurant. That was my #1 deterrent. I would go back if slight improvements were made to make it more family friendly by providing a smoke-free enviornment or at least move the smoking section away from public/plain view.
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Report | 6 years ago
The food wasn't very good for the money you spend on it. It was very salty with heavy breading. The food was overbooked to the point where the shrimp, crabcake, hushpuppies were tough. The hamburger was undercooked to customer's specifications and the fish rocks was drenched in sauce. Most importantly, Awful Arthur's claims to have nearly famous crabcakes. These crabcakes not only were overcooked but had so much filler we werent sure if they were crabcakes or not. You could hardly taste the grilled Mahi Mahi in the fish tacos. For a restaurantt to be locates near the VA Beach oceanfront, you really have to bring on your 'A' game if you are going to serve seafood prepared different ways, or just stick to being a raw bar.
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Report | 6 years ago
Everything we ever had there was delicious and cooked to prrfection
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Report | 6 years ago
We had the crab bisque for a starter and it was so salty we couldn't finish it. We asked the waitress if we could get another bowl that wasn't so salty ... she checked and told us that there was only one pot of bisque and it was all seasoned the same. The oysters "awfulfellow" and the salad were good ... and, it turned out that they were the only things that were really edible from our whole meal. For our entree we had the fried seafood platter with a baked potato. The fish, crab cake, shrimp, oysters, and scallops were fried to a hard-crusted dark brown in what tasted like old grease ... We couldn't finish them, they tasted the same ... like burnt seafood batter bits. And, the poor baked potato was cold and hard. For seafood lovers there are plenty of better places to eat in Virginia Beach.
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Report | 6 years ago
Hot wings were not fully cooked
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Report | 6 years ago
great food at a great price!
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Report | 6 years ago
Groupon may have gotten us there for the first time but we wil return when we are back in the area! Loved the down home feel!
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Report | 6 years ago
Very disappointed. My husband and I had high hopes for this place. The food was terrible. Shirmp was way over cooked. Broccoli wasn't cooked or seasoned at all. Crab cake had horrible flavor and was the consistency of mush. Fries were the only thing that was good. Mai fish tacos were decent after I drained a puddle of water out of them. Melissa out bartended was sweet at least. Need to take more pride in your food and not have it be like the name of your bar.
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