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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
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1 - 10 of 867 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place. The food is excellent. I have tried many different items and never been disappointed. The staff and service are excellent.

Thank hillbilly f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve loved this restaurant for many years. Always bustling, serves delicious seafood. The open style allows one to see some of the prep, which is interesting. Want seafood in Raleigh? This is my go-to.

Thank Renee J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breakfast was god awful the over easy eggs were over cooked almost hockey pucks the sausage wasn't even warm . The toast. You could break a plate glass window with the toast and it was $13 a glass of milk is $2.99 I left a...More

Thank Norman P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal at the 42nd Street Oyster Bar. The atmosphere was great. Check-in was smooth, complete with a texting feature to alert us when our table was ready. The food was excellent and the service was good. We had...More

Thank eddie m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy, but you don’t come here for fancy...you come here for piping hot seafood and great service! We had a business dinner during the middle of the week and were very glad that we had reservations - super busy! While most of our group...More

Thank Brad945
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here twice when we were visiting the area. One time to watch the live band and another with our daughter for dinner. The band was great and the food was excellent. The food is very well priced and everything we...More

Thank Foodie418
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I went to the opera. We wanted to have a nice dinner afterwards. 42nd St. fit the bill. I had a cup of the Seafood Bisque which was chocked full of seafood. My son had baked oysters plain. They do not steam...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I do not eat seafood, but everyone I was with does. Their were a few options for me. I had the blackened chicken breast with their 42nd street mashed - they were awesome!!! The corn fritters they give you when you sit down are also...More

Thank Lisa2735
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to 42nd Street Oyster Bar for our 10 year anniversary. Our service and the atmosphere were great (bonus, there is onsite parking) but the food was lackluster for the price you pay. We started with a shrimp cocktail - it was standard fair,...More

Thank Kerri Z
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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, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
    (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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