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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
+1 919-831-2811
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

No seafood for me and that’s OK. They have great steaks and great drinks. Who needs oysters? My wife loves the Martinis.

Thank dabish0p
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am moving to Idaho and don't know when I will get another chance to eat oysters. It was either 42nd Street or another favorite in Williamston, NC - Sunnyside. My friend took me to 42nd Street for a peck and a pound and I'm...More

Thank Veritas1955
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met friends here for dinner. The food offerings were numerous and each dish for the four of us was terrific. The building is an older open structure, so expect noise, but the atmosphere offered all kinds of history. Enjoy all the choices-tuna, shrimp, oysters,...More

Thank NCJim397
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently delicious fresh seafood and steaks. Business casual atmosphere and excellent service! Parking is generally plentiful thanks to the overflow lot across the street.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great seafood and exceptional menu. Oysters were fresh. Wine selection was plentiful. Band started at 9pm. We had a wonderful dinner and then danced the night away. Our friends from out of town really enjoyed the atmosphere and delicious food.

Thank Goldengirl0711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always fresh and well prepared. Steamed shrimp and steamed oysters are hard to beat. Over many years of visits, they are consistently much better than average.

Thank Rickrdu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because one of the two ladies celebrating their birthday really wanted a lobster. She ended up having surf and turf with a lobster trail. It was a large trail and she enjoyed it. We all had fish of some sort. I had grouper...More

Thank NCBuff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite places in Raleigh! The food is great and the atmosphere is lively. One sees people of all ages, families and couples, which I so enjoy! The live music on Fridays and Saturdays is a bonus!

Thank kiawahfox
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood at this restaurant is very good. I had fried oysters that were cooked to perfection. As an appetizer I had the New England clam chowder which was very good. The service was excellent as the waiter was very attentive to our needs.

Thank Alan G
Reviewed 15 February 2018

My wife and I enjoy dining at the restaurant for the old time atmosphere, good seafood and generally good service. We ordered a shrimp cocktail to share, cheese potato, sweet potato, blackened grouper and salmon. Everything was delicious. The shrimp were fresh and crisp. The...More

Thank JoeBoxter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
    (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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