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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 1 week ago via mobile

Love the ambiance and seafood here! They had a band the night we stopped in. First visit but will definitely be back. The oysters were the best I've had in a long time, and I've lived on the coast for over 20 years!!

Thank Jeana W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant last night in honor of my daughter’s birthday; she requested crab legs so figured this restaurant would be a good choice. We arrived early and was able to get seated within 5 minutes. We had a great Server, Haley. Haley attended...More

Thank Arvian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

42nd Street Oyster Bar is a Raleigh icon - it is a always good, always crowded (which means good turnover when it comes to seafood), and it has great service. The menu is extensive without being overwhelming - something for everyone, even the guest who...More

Thank OffWe3Go
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my niece and her husband here based upon the great reviews and we were not disappointed! The building is nothing special on the outside - it looks like an old warehouse, but don’t let that stop you. Food was very good, from the complimentary...More

Thank 998karenc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first time visiting this restaurant in Raleigh and it was yummy. The seafood was nice and fresh! Our server was simply amazing!

Thank AppLady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my parents go all the time. The food is absolutely amazing and the staff is so friendly. We always sit at the oyster bar and the oyster shuckers come and prepare your oysters and talk to you while you eat them. I would...More

Thank RollTide1831
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

The food is terrific, the Martinis are awesome and the staff is friendly. The price is reasonable and they don’t rush you out the door.

Thank mattcantiello
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Recently visited 42nd Street Oyster Bar for the first time in over 10 years. Found it to be as good as ever with what appeared to be a restaurant full of happy diners. Will return soon. Keep up the good work and first class service.

Thank TrickyPawPaw
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

My first time here but apparently I've been missing something because we arrived abut 5:45 and by 6:15 it was crowded. I ordered a cup of the New England Clam Chowder, it was very thick, not the best I've had but definitely not the worst....More

Thank Godis J
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I was surprised on a stopover in Raleigh Durham International Airport that there was an Oyster Bar -- but there it was, and since I had a long layover, decided to get some dinner. All we had was the Oysters Rockefeller -- usually I prefer...More

Thank Walter C
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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