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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
+1 919-831-2811
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (272 reviews)
“hush puppies” (81 reviews)
“cioppino” (19 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for a delicious seafood meal! A lively atmosphere, very loud but not in a bad way! Our waitress was knowledgeable, professional and wanted us to enjoy!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I️ personally don’t eat seafood, so had the KC Strip. It was really a great steak. Cooked to perfection and tender. I️ choose Baked potato and black eyed peas. Potato was a potato, black eyed peas were awesome. Loaded with ham and tasty. One of...More

Thank GolfingBearcat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

42nd Street has a special place in my heart because they offer a great music and great dancing. However, the food is only middle of the road. Definitely go there to see live bands and dance! Do not bother eating there.

Thank hasullenger
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped for dinner at the RDU terminal location of the 42nd Street Oyster Bar. It should be listed separately on TripAdvisor because the downtown location and the airport restaurant may be entirely different. My review pertains solely to the airport location. We had dinner,...More

Thank Peter_01039
Reviewed 1 week ago

How we did live here for 10 years and not go here???? That's the question of the day because this place is AWESOME!! They have some of the best seafood in town, homemade twice-baked potatoes, and the BEST key lime pie I've had outside of...More

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just stumbled on this restaurant while waiting for my flight out of Raleigh. The service was excellent, my server was really good. He made excellent recommendation which I thoroughly enjoyed. The crab cake was so good. I will go back to this brand another time.

Thank Segebaba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best selection of oysters in Raleigh. Noisy and a lot of energy. Good wine list and cocktails. Noisy but fun, grab an “island” at the bar and nosh

Thank Wayne T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been a staple in Raleigh for many years. It is solid for fresh seafood, but it will not knock your socks off. I hear lots of good things about the oysters, but I cannot share any details personally. Enjoy!

Thank Chris L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would always recommend 42nd St The food and oysters are great They always have great seafood Casual atmosphere with great food

Thank michael W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best place to hang out if you have time to kill at the airport. Fresh oysters, fried oysters, and a brand new dish that the chef is testing and had the extraordinary kindness to have me as a guinea pig without having...More

Thank michikoQC
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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
    (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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