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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

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216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-635-6890
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Piedmont North Carolina
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Once again, I wish there were a rating between "average" and "very good." MJ's is rather small and as some reviewers have mentioned, it can get noisy. Otherwise, our experience here has been very good. The restaurant focuses on fresh seafood and beef for it's sandwiches, burgers and platters. There are some standard offerings on their menu plus fresh oysters... More 

Thank phil2u
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were tired from our drive and MJ's filled the bill for I was anxious to try some of their seafood specialties. We stuck to that type of appetizer and a salad since we simply did not want a bigger meal and it was fine. The dessert, reminiscent of a Tres Leches cake was out of this world and I... More 

Thank Pamela S
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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206 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch after touring the palace. The service was quick, the food was good. We had fried shrimp - pretty tasty. Worth a visit.

Thank MilesL44
Dover, Delaware
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the bar and ordered several different "raw bar" featured items. Shrimp, oysters, clams and the fish & chips were all very fresh and delicious.

Thank cds0310
Advance, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little cramped but they move tables around to accommodate you. Busy and noisy but it's popular for good reason. The food was plentiful and very good. Try the shrimp Po'boy!

Thank William L
Jewett City, Connecticut
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just arrived in town we called the restaurant to see if we needed reservations. They don't take reservations, but they do take your name on a list for order of seating. They even called us when we were on our way to let us know they had a table ready. The four of us ordered a couple appetizers to... More 

Thank TravelHappyforTwo
Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our last dinner while staying in New Bern, and it was by far the best! Wish we had found it earlier in the week; I am sure we would have eaten there more than once! Their shrimp and grits was wonderful; not full of too many additions like some places, and the serving was just the right size.... More 

Thank ninermom
Johns Island
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife had the crab melt and I had the shrimp Po'boy. Both were fair. The shrimp sandwich had too much bread. Their vegetable dumpling soup with onions was very good. The art work for sale is very very modest but expensive. Food prices are very fair. Service was excellent.

Thank PAsnowbirds
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here last minute and so happy we did. The waitresses and staff were very pleasant and personable. The food was very good and fairly priced. We will definitely be back !

Thank Usmcwife926
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

MJ's service was very good and the stuffed flounder and the crab cakes were outstanding. All very fresh and perffectly cooked.

Thank TWDickinson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-635-6890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?