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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-635-6890
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (72 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
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1 - 10 of 715 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful restaurant! Great food and service. Varied menu with a few 'on-the-street' tables. Fried mac and cheese bites were great! During busy times that can be a wait, but worth it.

Thank evaughn1968
Reviewed 6 days ago

The restaurant was busy and small. Located in a great downtown are - quaint. Food was very fresh, service was good, but the prices were steep! Be prepared to pay for that freshness!

Thank CoachJTL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our lunch and the seafood was very fresh. Little tight on space but otherwise must visit eatery.

Thank bobn52
Reviewed 1 week ago

Locals recommended MJ’s for the seafood and they were right. It was delicious. Friendly servers. Atmosphere is so-so.

Thank Steffenzei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this raw bar to be the best in the area, with an attentive wait staff and nice beer selection. I would return.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for the Cherry Point air show and visited family in New Bern. It was very busy but we decided to wait the 40-45 minutes for a table. Alison was our waitress. I believed she smiled one time. We got what we ordered. I...More

1  Thank rescuav8tor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in New Bern with friends, we had one of our dinners at MJ's. I was totally drawn in by the availability of soft shelled crab. The hostess was personable and accommodating, as were our two waitresses. Now, even though I went in with the...More

Thank Sid R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on a Friday for lunch after perusing the menu in the window. I ordered the fish tacos and my husband ordered the flounder sandwich. There were 3 tacos and fries on my plate and my husband's flounder sandwich also came with fries....More

Thank travelmates09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for business and locals said that this was one of their favorite places to eat. When we arrived we told told there would be a 35-45 Minute wait and were handed a buzzer and told it had a 300 ft radius...More

Thank Mike J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate dinner at the bar due to the wait for a table. Crowded bar, but pleasant. Bartender was efficient, but not obtrusive. Definitely a hit with locals. Good beer selection, and decent food. Shrimp cocktail always a fun treat for me. Decent prices, and at...More

Thank MamaGX4
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Questions & Answers
10 May 2018|
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Response from rescuav8tor | Reviewed this property |
I have read many reviews of the poor shucking and some with mud. what I failed to mention in my review was a small roach or a real good impersonator crawling on the bar.
11 January 2018|
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Response from Rhonda K | Reviewed this property |
Yes the bar area has tv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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