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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

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216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-635-6890
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hickory, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Full service bar. Varied menu. Speciality is Mac n cheese bites. Serves fish and other seafood dishes as well as salads and wings and burgers. Staff is friendly. Usually busy. Daily specials.

Thank Debra S
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The clams and crab cake sandwich was yummy. My Husband and I are not big fans of catfish but he really liked the fish and chips. It's not a very large place. The staff is about average. We just happened to walk by for supper at 5:00p.m. On a Saturday evening and sat right down for supper. The restaurant filled... More 

Thank Jackie M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my two favorite restaurants during my stay in New Bern. The Lobster Po' Boy sandwich is highly recommended. Service is really on the ball as well!

Thank James F
Calabash, NC
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We ate at the bar for lunch and had such a delicious meal, we returned for dinner. No long wait since we went back to the bar. Crabcakes were dynamite. Mcdaddies are awesome....great calamari. Eatng at the bar is always fun because you meet locals and talk to the bartender. Atmosphere is casual and the food is very good. Would... More 

Thank SouthernGrandma
Naples, Florida
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner after a long day of travel, and had an enjoyable and delicious dinner. Fresh salmon and shrimp and grits for entrees. A little different approach on the shrimp and grits....served in a cassoulet with smaller shrimp on the bottom and 3 bigger ones on top. A smoky thicker grits were very satisfying! Matthew, our server, was... More 

Thank Jersey M
Newton, NC
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you spend the day in downtown this little place is small but mighty, right down the street from the Pepsi store. GREAT tasting food, good beer, outstanding service.

Thank Bonus_Vacay
Centreville, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this little restaurant in New Bern NC recently and what a wonderful find! The staff are all so friendly and there are a lot of local folks who come there - that's always a good sign. My first visit I had the crab cakes & they were delicious! I also went back the next day for a light lunch... More 

Thank dathurman
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered take out, crab legs, alligator bites and soft shell crab. Crab and alligator bites were fantastic. Juicy and tender, very well cooked. The soft shell crab was cooked perfectly but too salty for my taste. Definitely worth a visit if you are craving seafood.

Thank Tyler W
Limington, Maine
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went for lunch with 4 other associates. I had the catch of the day - Grouper and had it grilled. Was done to perfection. Good size piece of fish. Had 2 sides Summer Squash and a Strawberry Salad with pecans. The others all had fried fish with hush puppies or sweet potato fries. All meals looked great and not too... More 

Thank Jo4166
New Bern, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Friendly atmosphere, wonderful wait staff delicious flounder. My wife enjoyed choosing a beer from the local microbrewery.

Thank chasnorfitz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-635-6890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?