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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

#12 of 1,140 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (West Street)
+1 919-831-2811
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up on the NC coast so I like to think that I am a good judge of fine seafood. Having lived in Raleigh now for nearly 25 years I can tell you that you won't find a better seafood restaurant in the Triangle. The oysters are always fresh and shucked before you eyes. And the eclectic menu had... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent, the seafood was top notch, drinks are made just right....no complaints. It was abSaturday night and they had entertainment so be ready to stand & wait on a table if you come around when a good band is there.

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Thank Melody M
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently ate here for the second time when in town on business. Would recommend if you are in the food for seafood. I had some raw oysters and the bacon wrapped scallops. Both were great.

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Thank itravelnc
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place 10+ years ago use to be very popular but the service is always rushed, bill can be incorrect and worse the noise is too loud. Don't have any friends left who would like to meet here, everyone I know prefers a better value somewhere else.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, very good oysters and good service. Consider sitting at the oyster bar to get more of the culture.

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Thank Sonja H
Lumberton, North Carolina
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped on for breakfast after looking at it and noticing how clean and inviting it was. Normally an oyster bar doesn't scream breakfast. But wow, I'm stunned. It was fantastic! Made to order, no heated over eggs and sloppy chaffing dish bacon. Eggs, toast, bacon and grits were as good as homemade. Coffee never went empty and the service was... More 

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Thank Charlie N
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only had a drink and a few oysters which were amazing! The place has a great vibe and was pretty crowded! Would love to go back!

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Thank kelsmith76
Effingham, Illinois
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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite type of food is seafood hands down, in particular raw oysters and soft-shell crab. Both of which 42nd St did to perfection. The oysters were fresh and clean, and the soft-shell crab was cooked perfect! If you like seafood this is a place to try!!

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Thank tmike511
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good and service was awesome. We had fried shrimp Cajun appetizer, dinner fried oysters, and fried catfish all was very good. I would recommend to friends and family.

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Thank Shawnamaustin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love these guys if you are from the city like I am you have to love seafood this place makes u feel like you're on the beach relaxing and there great music and for the adults that like that night out this is the place Vere comfortable for adults out with there partner or a group..

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
    (West Street)
  • Public Transportation: RLine stop one block away
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-831-2811

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