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Henry's Restaurant offers down home, simple food done Outer Banks style.

Henry's Restaurant has been serving the Outer Banks of North Carolina since the summer of 1989. They are pleased to be considered one of the most popular restaurants in Dare County.

Owners Henry and Linda Ezzell, along with daughter Kim Ezzell Parker offer honest American Style food that appeal to people of all ages. With so many fine dining establishments in the area they felt there was a need for a down-to-earth, no-frills experience for those that wanted good food, a pleasant and accommodating staff, and an affordable menu. As their customers will attest, they feel confident they have achieved this goal.

This is the kind of delicious food grandmothers of North Carolina have been cooking for generations. You'll feel like you're visiting family with the comfort food and the restaurant's nautical-style decor.

Henry's Restaurant

The kid-friendly and casual restaurant has been serving hearty portions to locals and visitors since 1989. Breakfast is what Henry's Restaurant does best, although it's a wonderful restaurant for lunch and dinner as well. Start your day with incredible hotcakes, omelets, biscuits, french toast, eggs benedict, breakfast sandwiches, and even fried trout, served 7:00am to 1:00pm daily.

Henry's Restaurant

You'll leave fueled for your day and inspired by the friendly service.

Lunch is served 11:00am to 4:00pm and offers a large menu of appetizers, sandwiches, salads, luncheon platters, seafood and desserts.

Appetizers include shrimp cocktail, fried oysters, crab balls and clam chowder. Luncheon platters offer prime rib, hamburger steak and North Carolina BBQ, with home style sides such as cole slaw, mashed potatoes and hush puppies.

Henry's Restaurant

Henry's Restaurant seafood platters offer shrimp, flounder, crab cake and soft shell crab. The dinner menu is served beginning at 4:00pm and offers steaks, pasta, sandwiches,  all you can eat local seafood options, and lighter fare for those that are watching what they eat. 

Henry's Restaurant

Delicious desserts include lemon meringue pie, pecan pie, brownie pie and hot fudge sundae among other options. If you haven't enjoyed a home style meal in a while, Henry's Restaurant will take good care of you.

Henry's Restaurant offers southern food and hospitality at its best.

Henry's Restaurant

Henry's Restaurant 

Kill Devil Hills
*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 252-261-2025 for current hours.
  • Monday7:00am-02:00PM
  • Tuesday7:00am-08:00PM
  • Wednesday7:00am-08:00PM
  • Thursday7:00am-08:00PM
  • Friday7:00am-08:00PM
  • Saturday7:00am-08:00PM
  • Sunday7:00am-1:00pm
Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Welcome to the home of the happy oyster where for over 35 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 or cocktail. 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 Arthur’s Oyster Bar the all-time favorite of locals and travelers alike.

The idea wasn’t to set out and establish a new concept restaurant on the Outer Banks, but that’s exactly what Awful Arthur’s owner Jo Whitehead and her late husband, Jay, accomplished more than 35 years ago when they opened the area’s first authentic oyster bar.


Awful Arthur’s opened in May 1984 on the Outer Banks. “We embraced the concept of an authentic copper top bar with the idea of it being a major drawing card and it still is,” explains Whitehead. “I get oysters wherever they are local. We follow the warm waters.” 


Just across from the ocean, in Kill Devil Hills, oyster season is year-round at Awful Arthur’s. Diners can take a seat at the copper-topped bar to observe the staff shucking oysters, served raw or steamed, along with shrimp, crab legs and clams all steamed to perfection. 


It’s not just the raw bar that’s earned Awful Arthur’s both local and national recognition, including being named one of America’s greatest oyster bars by Coastal Living magazine. The restaurant is a seafood-lover’s paradise, offering the freshest catches available.