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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 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A must stop every time I'm in town. Crabcake sandwich is always great; everything I've had is great. Staff is so friendly. Great local feel.

Thank Keith S
New Bern, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here since summer of 2015 & just found this place! We found a place that servers very good seafood better than many of the places we have been too! Small and you'll have to wait but it's worth it. Super service, friendly & fun people. We'll become regulars for sure.

Thank Zeeiak
New Bern, NC
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Since I live in this town I have eaten here many times. I love their sea food and have always wanted to try their lobster rolls. My hubby and I came and I ordered the lobster rolls and it was their version of what a lobster roll should be. A lot of cilantro and shredded Parmesan cheese, not to my... More 

Thank Caylinsgranny
Willow Street, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dined here three times in two days because of the great food and friendly service. Clam chowder (loaded with clams), lobster bisque, perfectly made tender calamari, Key lime pie, and buckets of fries and fried shrimp were all scrumptious. Three dog-friendly outside tables. Discounts for returning customers. Do not miss this place.

Thank EdwardBonekemper
Clinton, Louisiana
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had raw oysters and Maine lobsters. The food was outstanding. The local craft beer was great. MJ's was within walking distance from our B&B (Hanna House). MJ's is located on a street in historic downtown.

Thank bdaddd
North Carolina
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had better crab cakes and tastier French fries, but today's were perfectly satisfactory. The highlights for me were the dozen fresh oysters on the half shell, large, cold, just right salty. They went down too fast. MJ's strawberry salad is excellent, too. In fact, the oysters, salad and some crunchy bread would have been plenty.

Thank Jim S
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious! Between the four of us, we ordered the crab cake, shrimp and grits, seared ahi tuna and lobster poboy. Husband ordered a Bloody Mary that came with all the toppers including a soft shell crab (which I ate). Everyone was happy.

Thank Motastic31
Silver Spring, Maryland
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241 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to MJ's Raw Bar & Grille from the Aerie B&B a few blocks away. The town is sleepy after 7 PM and the shops close, I doubt you'd have a problem parking on the street. I don't think they take reservations and we just called ahead to see how busy things were and got a seat right away.... More 

Thank smokeater55
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It started with the crab soup...very good tomato base soup with nice vegetable chunks and actual crab! For our entree` he had shrimp and grits with sweet potato fries and I had grilled salmon salad with sun-dried tomato vingerette! I love their take on shrimp and grits. I have had it a few ways, at home I normally do a... More 

Thank Latasha D
Akron, Ohio
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place with great food and great service. Tried the crab bake and the New England clam chowder! We will return!

Thank michaeldsikora

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?