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18 Seaboard

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18 Seaboard Ave, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009 (Peace)
+1 919-861-4318
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited here on Friday evening, February 17. The bar and restaurant ambience is pleasant but not outstanding. For appetizers we tried the oysters fried in cornmeal and they were excellent, as were the cheeseball apps. My wife ordered the brisket with collards and bacon. While the collards were very good (I sampled them too), she reports... More 

Thank Tim S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I attended this restaurant as a pre-Valebtines Day getaway. Prior to dining at this restraint, we previously knew nothing about it. However, I have to admit, the experience left us quite impressed. The establishment is quite spacious, warm, and inviting. The staff are polite and quite helpful.The restaurant does not boast a huge menu as to make... More 

Thank Jay B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jason Smith, the chef and proprietor, serves a beautiful meal in a fun downtown atmosphere. There is also meeting and private party space where food and service and parking are great!

Thank Elaine W
Raleigh, NC
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

18 Seaboard delivers consistently good food in the most delightful environment - one can actually hear one's dinner companions speak in a normal tone of voice. This is becoming rare in Raleigh these days. The service is equally reliable, with the wait staff attentive without forgetting that you haven't dropped in specifically to visit with them. A great experience for... More 

Thank TrixieNC
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

18 Seaboard has been a pillar of the renaissance of fine dining in downtown Raleigh. You can expect good service, very tasty Southern cooking, and a gracious atmosphere. Not as adventurous as some of the other restaurants in downtown, but well worth your visit!

Thank jnwall
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for a business lunch and the burger was outstanding - outstanding bun, great meat, and it is large - so it will fill you up!

Thank JB6569
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I heard such good things but I found the meal to be just so so and not worth the price. Nice wine list though but also expensive even for a glass.

Thank HBM4
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here with a group. We had a nice room with three large round tables, good for conversation. Food was excellent; I had the Pompano with creole sauce on rice and found it very good.

Thank pedro4440444
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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255 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't dined at 18 Seaboard for a couple of years, and were even more pleased than before. The welcome and attention throughout were warm and genuine, and though it was a bustling Saturday night, we never felt rushed. The menu is enticing: I could have thrown a dart and been happy with wherever it landed. As it was, we... More 

Thank ChrisABeaune
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful retirement party at 18 Seaboard.The service was excellent the atmosphere was wonderful. a fixed menu which was really superb. Excellent service for about 30 to 40 people. Strongly recommend.

Thank William H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Seaboard Ave, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-861-4318

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