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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” (273 reviews)
“hush puppies” (82 reviews)
“cioppino” (20 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
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1 - 10 of 835 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying downtown and "discovered" this gem within walking distance of the hotel. Great food, service, and beer/wine selections. Will definitely go again, the next time in town.

Thank BBmyself
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The menu was pricey. Decent drink selection. Double shot drinks were worth it. The oysters were pretty good.

Thank Jae W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food here is excellent even if your not a lover of seafood. There is something for everyone! There were 10 of us in our party and we all had different dishes. Everyone's was superb. Entertainment added a nice touch! I really can't wait till...More

Thank MIMI05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Started with seafood bisque which was pretty good. Had bacon wrapped scallops for entree, a dish which is seemingly hard to get wrong but it was extremely bland and flavorless. It was served over grits which was the worst part, grits tasted gritty and were...More

Thank st8xuva
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 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
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Daniel C
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Response from jennmaybe | Reviewed this property |
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27 December 2015|
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Response from coastal4me | Reviewed this property |
I would think they will be open!
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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