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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

) #10 of 1,159 Restaurants in Raleigh $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
+1 919-831-2811
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (253 reviews)
“hush puppies” (84 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice staff. Menu had good variety. I had the fried shrimp that was very good. Service was quick and reasonably priced.

Thank kayakgirl75
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They really get a 4.5 from me. Consistent, excellent Seafood - Try the seafood pasta, soups & of course the raw oysters. If you get a chance to try one of their CBC-partner beer dinners, go for it. I've been to four or five of...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Got there early for a 6:45 reservation. Had buffalo oysters and beer in the bar. Sooooo good. the oysters were large, meaty and tender. Moved over to the oyster bar for a peck of shucked oysters. Service was very attentive and friendly. the oysters were...More

Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 5 days ago

When we moved from San Jose, CA and were looking for a great place to relocate, a good friend suggested we go to Raleigh and check out the 42nd Street Oyster Bar. She'd never been, but had heard great things about it. So we went...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

tradition, history, politics and the best seafood in town!! Make 42nd St your first stop when in Raleigh. Happy hour specials at the oyster bar....exceptional. Craft and local beers on tap... outstanding. Extensive wine selection - great cocktails - and oh, did I mention, wonderful,...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 1 week ago

42nd St. Oyster Bar has a fantastic happy hour up to 7 pm Monday through Friday. It's not really advertised; I had to ask around to find this out. There are other items on featured for happy hour. I note the oysters because I love...More

Thank apse5t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oyster bars are a hard type of resturaunte to run. So when you find a good oyster bar like this 1 stick with it, and invite friends and family along for a good time. Since we are 3 hours from the beach here in raleigh...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't eat in Raleigh and not go to 42nd St. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is outstanding. Located in THE section of downtown.

Thank Sprtsgy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to 42nd Street several times over the years. While it is not my favorite, it is okay. I don't mind going there but there better seafood restaurants in the area.

1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three business associates dined here. Each ordered something different. The consensus was that everything was great. The hush puppies were crisp. Oysters fresh, nice sized crab legs, and shrimp and grits was very good.

Thank Paul 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, 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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